The national agency for sport has appointed three leading figures from Scottish sport to its Board after an extensive recruitment drive.
Maureen Campbell OBE, Mark Munro and Scott Lindsay joined the sportscotland Board on 20 June after their appointments were confirmed by the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe Fitzpatrick MSP.
The newcomers, who have a long association with swimming, athletics and football respectively, met up with chair Mel Young and their new colleagues during a Board meeting on 25 and 26 June at sportscotland national training centre Inverclyde in Largs.
The appointments come in the wake of a #GetOnBoard social media recruitment drive, which attracted a record number of 138 applicants.
The three newcomers join Mel Young, Coral Bain, David Cameron, Christopher Grant, Prof Craig Mahoney, Susie Sandilands, Katy U'ren, George Walker and Frances Wood on the 12-strong Board, replacing the outgoing Hala Ousta, Prof Leigh Robinson and Duncan Skinner.
Maureen Campbell OBE
Maureen has been involved in sport for many years as an athlete, coach and team manager. She is a former chair of Scottish Swimming and board member of British Swimming. Maureen has been vice chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland since 2016 and was reappointed in June 2019 for a second four-year term. She is chief executive of Falkirk Community Trust and was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. Maureen brings to the Board her knowledge and experience of operating in the Scottish sporting pathway to develop outstanding athletes and coaches at all levels.
Mark has worked in Scottish sport for 20 years and is currently chief executive officer at Scottish Athletics Ltd, where he has worked since 2011. Mark continues to play a key part in the renaissance of athletics in Scotland which is now well and truly into a golden period. The sport has witnessed significant growth and development since 2011, coupled with medal success by numerous athletes at global level. His innovative skills have also been sought by other organisations and he has worked for the Scottish Football Association and the University of Abertay Dundee. He previously held a Board position at Tennis Scotland.
Scott is a qualified accountant, business consultant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Since the early 2000s he has held senior positions in Scottish football including chief executive of Hibernian FC and director of finance and IT at the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scott has extensive financial management experience and has served on numerous audit and risk committees. In 2018 he led Project Bright, which enabled the SFA to determine the future of Hampden Park and the Scottish national teams. During his time at Hibernian he founded the Hibernian Community Foundation. A keen badminton player, golfer and spectator, Scott has a lifelong passion for sport and a deep understanding of the relationship between sport and business.