Anson and Jagger Join BOA Board

16 May 2011 / 14:00

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is announcing today the appointment of two new independent Non-Executive Directors to add breadth, depth and expertise to its Board.

Joining the BOA Board are Andy Anson and Denise Jagger, raising the number of BOA Board Members from 14 to 16. Both new members will participate in the next BOA Board meeting on 18th May and they have been appointed to their voluntary positions for a two year term.

Andy Anson brings with him a wealth of experience from world class sport; he was CEO of the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid and previously held leadership positions with the ATP men’s professional tennis tour and Manchester United Limited. His undoubted expertise in commercial matters will add significant value to the BOA as the organisation seeks to deliver a lasting sports legacy for British Olympic athletes in the years ahead.

Denise Jagger is a commercial lawyer with a background in corporate finance who will bring considerable expertise in corporate governance and board effectiveness. Jagger has held a range of independent directorships and was a director of Asda and part of the executive team which oversaw the successful turnaround of the business prior to its acquisition by Wal Mart. She is currently a Partner with international law firm Eversheds. 

The additions to the Board follow the conclusion of a governance review last year which provided the impetus to recruit independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board to complement the skill sets of the elected members from the National Governing Bodies of Olympic sports. 

The individuals were selected following a comprehensive recruitment process which resulted in over 90 high quality applicants. A third independent Non-Executive Director will be added to the BOA Board later this year to chair its Audit Committee.

BOA Chairman Colin Moynihan said:
“I am delighted that these two incredibly talented and experienced individuals have agreed to join the BOA Board as independent Non-Executive Directors. Both Denise and Andy bring strong assets to complement the existing skill set of the Board. In particular their expertise in the legal and commercial fields will add great value to our strategic planning to ensure that long-term partnerships are developed successfully beyond the London 2012 Olympic Games. We look forward to welcoming Denise and Andy to the Board and to receiving their valuable and well respected input.” 

Andy Anson said:
“It is an exciting moment in time to be involved with Olympic sport in the UK and I am thrilled to be able to add my commercial and sports management experience to the BOA Board at the governance level to benefit Team GB athletes in London 2012 and beyond. I will use my global commercial insight from my work in football, tennis and the media to provide advice and guidance to support the wider family of Olympic sports and look forward to strengthening connections with the BOA’s key stakeholders.”

Denise Jagger said:
“I’m looking forward to taking up the challenge of supporting Britain’s Olympic athletes and working with BOA Board members to capitalise on this once in a generation opportunity for British Olympic sport. My legal background and consumer expertise will be directed to ensuring that the unprecedented opportunity presented by 2012 is used effectively to inspire future generations and to strengthen and consolidate Olympic sport and its ideals.”