Fergus Feeney, CEO of Swim Wales has been elected to the WSA’s board at its Annual General Meeting this week.

Board members Jon Morgan, Ffion Lloyd and Robert James were also re-elected to the nine-strong team, making it the most skills diverse board in the organisation’s history.

Fergus Feeney has a strong commercial background and has worked with boards across both public and private sectors. He currently sits on the Swim Wales and the British Swimming Boards of Directors, and brings specialisms in business development, sales & marketing, operational delivery and organisational transformation.

Speaking after his election to the board, Fergus Feeney said:

“My positions with Swim Wales, British Swimming and on the National Governing Body CEO Forum have helped develop a clear understanding of how sport contributes to the well-being of people in Wales across many policy areas. I believe my role as ‘Independent Oversight for Paralympic Performance’ has also given me invaluable access and awareness of the ways in which elite sport success contributes to a strong sport sector and the current political and policy landscape in Wales, and the UK as a whole.

I am very passionate about the WSA’s role in empowering its membership to be stronger, more successful and sustainable businesses, and look forward to supporting the management of the WSA in leading advocacy on behalf of the members.”

Helen Humphrey, WSA Chair said:

“We are delighted that our members have voted for Fergus to join our board. One of our main purposes is to support the Sport and Active Recreation Sector in demonstrating its unique contribution towards a society fit for the future. Our aspiration of a “vibrant, active nation” is a vision that we can achieve through a collaborative approach with partners from all sectors.

The WSA now has a really strong team in place to provide the strategic oversight to enable our members to build their capability and resilience, so that they can be set up for success – delivering even better outcomes for the well-being of the nation.”

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