Lisa Wainwright has been named as the new CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
Wainwright has more than 30 years’ experience in the sport and physical activity sector and has served as CEO of Volleyball England in the past.
Following a short handover with outgoing CEO Emma Boggis, Wainwright will take up her post on 1 May.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the Sport and Recreation Alliance as its new CEO,” said Wainwright.
“I am passionate about sport and recreation and the wider physical and emotional benefits it brings to all who take part in whatever capacity.”
Welcoming the incoming CEO to the organisation, chair of the Alliance Andrew Moss said Wainwright’s “rich and varied experience gives her a deep understanding” of the challenges currently facing the sector.
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