Maureen Campbell

Maureen Campbell OBE appointed as Chair

Maureen Campbell has been appointed as the new Chair of sportscotland

The Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport, Maree Todd, today announced the appointment of Maureen Campbell as Chair of sportscotland.

Sports Minister Maree Todd said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Maureen Campbell OBE as Chair of sportscotland.

“Maureen is someone who has demonstrated a lifelong passion for sport and brings a wealth experience across many aspects of sport and public life to this role.

“Maureen’s experience as Vice-Chair of sportscotland will ensure a continued focus on the positive impact sport and physical activity can have across Scotland and I look forward to working with Maureen to break down the barriers to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be active.”

Maureen Campbell has been a key leader in the sports sector for many years. She has held senior leadership positions at a local level and is former Chair of Scottish Swimming and former Vice Chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland.

Maureen has exceptional knowledge and understanding of the impact and value of sport. She has worked closely with partners to develop all aspects of the sporting pathway, has been a sportscotland board member since 2019 and Chair of the sportscotland Trust Company since 2022. Maureen is also chair of Scottish Canals.

Maureen Campbell said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed Chair of sportscotland.
 
“I firmly believe in the power of sport to change lives and throughout my career I have seen the hugely positive impact sport can have on individuals and communities.

"Having been Vice Chair of the Board, I know this is a challenging time for sport, but it is also a time of great opportunity to demonstrate the significant contribution sport makes to life in Scotland.

 “With the dedicated team at sportscotland, the commitment of our local and national partners across the sporting sector, and the support of Scottish Government and the National Lottery I know we can continue to deliver on our strategy ‘Sport for Life’ and effect positive change .
 
“I would also like to thank Mel for his leadership and guidance during his time on the Board. He has had a significant impact on sport at every level in Scotland and beyond, and I know he will continue to do so.”
 
sportscotland Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Dunlop, said: “I would like to congratulate Maureen on her appointment as Chair of sportscotland. Having worked with Maureen for a number of years, both in her role on the Board and with Scottish Swimming, I know she has a real passion for sport and the positive impact it can have on society.

“Maureen’s understanding of the Scottish sporting landscape, our partnership approach, and our drive towards a more inclusive sporting system will be invaluable and I look forward to working with her in her new role.

“I would also like to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Mel Young during his two terms as Chair. Mel really brought to life the message of the ‘power of sport’ and had a huge impact on our strategic direction. He will be hugely missed but I know he will continue to work tirelessly to create opportunities for more people to feel the benefits of sport and physical activity.”

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