Sportscotland Chair reappointed
Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport has announced the re-appointment of Mrs Louise Martin to the Sportscotland Board.
Sportscotland is the national agency for developing sport in Scotland, dedicated to helping increase participation and improve performance in sport. The organisation works with and brings together key organisations in Scottish sport, such as Governing Bodies and Local Authorities, supporting them in delivering their single plan for sport and investing National Lottery and Scottish Government funding in the shared outcomes which contribute to the National Strategy for Sport – Reaching Higher and Let’s Make Scotland More Active – a strategy for physical activity.
Mrs Louise Martin CBE was first appointed to the board in June 2008 to the position of Chair of Sportscotland after leading Scotland’s successful bid to bring the 2014 Commonwealth Games to Glasgow. She is currently Vice Chair of Glasgow 2014 Board, and is also currently the Commonwealth Games Federation Honorary Secretary being re-elected unopposed for a fourth term in November 2011. She is also a Board member of the Commonwealth Games Advisory Body of Sport (CABOS) being appointed in 2010. Her sporting background is in swimming and was an international swimmer for 10 years representing Scotland at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia. Mrs Martin brings to the board a considerable commitment to Scottish sport as well as her sporting background. She also brings her knowledge of the youth sports sector for primary and secondary education as well as her understanding of sports development.
This re-appointment will be for four years and will run from 1st June 2012 to 31st May 2016.
This re-appointment is part-time and attracts an annual remuneration of £29,029 for a time commitment of two and half days per week.
Louise Martin does not hold any other Ministerial Appointments.
This Ministerial public re-appointment was made in accordance with the code of practice published by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland
This re-appointment was made in partial accordance with the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland's Revised Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies in Scotland. This re-appointment met the Code requirements with the exception of paragraph two of the code which deals with Succession Planning.
All re-appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the re-appointment process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last 5 years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Mrs Martin has not had any political activity within the last five years.