England Netball have today announced that Colin Povey has been appointed as Chairman-elect with Joanna Adams confirmed as permanent Chief Executive Officer.
The current Chair of England Netball, Cheryl Danson, will step down at the Annual General Meeting on September 19th and Povey will take over the role.
Povey joins England Netball in a non-executive role and will continue his work as Chief Executive at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Commenting on his appointment, Povey said “I am delighted to be taking on my new role at what is such an exciting time for everyone involved with the sport. Participation is up and the national team is recognised as a force on the international stage as we approach the Netball World Cup in Sydney later this year. He concluded “I will now work closely with Joanna to ensure the good momentum we currently have is maintained whilst we take the sport forward into a new era.”
Stepping up from her role as interim CEO, Adams said “I am determined to keep England Netball at the forefront of women’s sport and I will relish this opportunity. We have a clear vision for England Netball, some exciting plans and a very dedicated group of people who help run our game. This is the start of a new era and the challenges that lie ahead provide fantastic excitement and motivation.”