Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is pleased to announce Maureen McGonigle as the new chair of the charity. Maureen is the founder of Scottish Women in Sport, a charity whose mission is to raise the profile, empower and increase awareness of all women in sport.
SSF’s aim is to inspire and support young people to make positive lifestyle choices. They encourage young people to enrol in active journeys towards positive destinations using sport as the platform for engagement, working on their personal development and building transferable skills. SSF work in six programmes across Scotland, engaging with over 10,000 young people each year
Maureen joins Pam Hunter, who was confirmed as SSF’s new CEO in June this year, in a move which now sees two women occupy the top two roles in the organisation.
Maureen has gained a valuable insight into the charity during her three years on the board and believes Pam’s business background can combine with her two decades immersed in the sports industry to good effect.
Maureen has amassed a wealth of experience in the voluntary sector and in women’s football, which will stand her in good stead as she aims to grow the reach and output of the charity, as well as its list of commercial partners.
The prospects of driving the charity forward from a position of strength excites Maureen and she is thrilled to be given the responsibility of delivering SSF’s ambitious plans.
Maureen said: “It is both a privilege and an honour to be taking over as chair of Scottish Sports Futures, which has been in the safe hands of Charles Cormack up until now and who will retain a seat on the board. Working together with Pam, we can look forward to continuing the good work of the organisation and extending our reach in the future.”
Pam is delighted to start working alongside Maureen and believes their synergy will help drive SSF’s ambitions forward.
She said: “SSF is in a great position leading the way in the ‘sport for change’ agenda, genuinely changing young people’s lives. I am excited for the future of the charity and working with Maureen will be a fabulous partnership. She will make a great chair of SSF and we are very proud to have her.”
For more information see website: www.scottishsportsfutures.org.uk