Commonwealth Sport Foundation launches global search for Trustees
The Commonwealth Sport Foundation, the new charitable foundation of the Commonwealth Sport Movement, has begun its global search for a Board of Trustees following the appointment of the Chair and Vice Chair.
The Foundation was launched in August this year with an ambition to help address some of the world’s greatest challenges. It will focus on: Youth Empowerment; Equal Rights; Historical Injustice; Small States and Island States; and Sustainable Cities & Communities.
Following an extensive search and recruitment process, Christian Brodie has been appointed as Chair of the Foundation with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson named as Interim Vice Chair, a position she will hold until the conclusion of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The role of the Board of Trustees for Commonwealth Sports Foundation (CSF) is to provide leadership and oversee the management of the Foundation, in line with its charitable objects and as required by law. Key objectives are to raise additional funds and oversee the allocations of funds for the delivery of programmes that directly impact across the Commonwealth family.
The application process for Foundation Trustee candidates is open and closes on 4th December 2020, with the aim of appointing new directors in the first quarter of 2021.
Commonwealth Sport Foundation Chair Christian Brodie said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as Chair for this brand-new charitable foundation, supporting the Movement’s wider vision to create peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth through sport.
The foundation has the exciting potential to harness the power of Commonwealth Sport in order to positively impact every citizen across our 72 nations and territories. This is hugely important given the context of our shared history, our global geographic reach and our defining diversity.
The recruitment of the Board of Trustees is a critical milestone to ensure a diverse leadership team from across the Commonwealth is established. Our ambition is to recruit talented individuals from across the globe who reflect and embody the rich cultural diversity of the Commonwealth.
We are looking for energetic, committed and capable people to take the Foundation forward to new levels of impact and engagement in the world of sport, development and peace."
If you wish to apply: For more information, or if indeed you would like to apply to be a Trustee, please download the application pack below: