The Welsh Government appointed a new vice chair and four new members to the board of Sport Wales this week. Amongst the 4 new board members appointed was Welsh Sprint Legend Christian Malcolm. Christian's list of achievements is endless, the Newport born athlete was the World Junior 100m & 200m Champion in 1998. He also clinched 4 major championship medals for the 200m which were a silver in the 2001 World Indoor Championships, Silver in the 2010 European Outdoor Championships , silver at the 1998 Kuala Lupa Commonwealth Games and Bronze medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. Since retiring from athletics, Christian has become an established coach in the athletics community. His recent success was coaching Jordan Howe to a T35 Silver medal at the recent World Para Athletics Championships in London.
Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans said:
"I'm very pleased to appoint Pippa Britton as the new Vice Chair of Sport Wales, and Ashok Ahir, Ian Bancroft, Christian Malcolm and Alison Thorne as members of the board. I'm also pleased to re-appoint Richard Parks and Samar Wafa as members of the board.
"Together, they bring a wealth of experience of working with under-engaged communities to inspire and increase participation levels, as well as an understanding of the needs of elite athletes. I am grateful to the new members for accepting the invitation to serve on the board. I am also grateful to those out-going members for their service.
"I am confident the board has the expertise and experience required to support me and the staff of Sport Wales in taking forward our ambitions for a more active and successful nation. I look forward to working with them."
Lawrence Conway, Chair of Sport Wales added:
"I am delighted to welcome our five new Board members. They join Sport Wales at an important time as we take forward the development of our new corporate strategy. The members will strengthen the Board with their wealth of knowledge and experience and provide invaluable insight and perspective to the Board's deliberations. I would like to thank the outgoing Board members for their commitment and valued contributions in ensuring the success of sport in Wales."