Alison Odell joined the Board of Directors in June 2016 and is the Chair of the Performance Board.
Alison has worked professionally in Higher Education sport management for over 30 years, retiring from the position of Director of Sport, University of Manchester in 2013.
In volunteer roles, she has extensive experience across ‘dual career’ support programmes, notably as Chair of Sport England TASS, and also as a leader across the national and international higher education multi-sport environment in former officer and executive board roles in BUCS (British Universities and College Sport) and FISU (International Federation of University Sport).
In addition she has sound knowledge of strategy and policy development in the charity and public sectors as a trustee of SportsAid and of the former Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust.
As a former county player for Worcestershire and Cheshire, and member of the Badminton England Performance advisory group, her range of experience across our sport and education will be targeted at driving success at all levels.