Chair of UK Sport takes her place in House of Lords
Alistair McKean, Bronze medallist 2008 Paralympics, with Baroness Campbell earlier this year.
From the UK Sport website
‘Baroness Campbell has served sport with high distinction over several decades in a number of high profile and influential roles. She lectured at Loughborough University and was a sport development officer before spending eleven years as head of the National Coaching Foundation. She moved to become CEO of the Youth Sport Trust in 1995, becoming its Chair in 2005 and Chair of UK Sport in 2003.
“I am absolutely delighted to have been introduced to the House today,” she said. “This is a very proud moment for me and to be recognised by the Lords for your achievements is a huge honour. My passion remains as strong as ever and I very much look forward to working with fellow Peers to drive sport forward in the UK – both at elite level and within the education system.”
The Lord Coe, Chair of London 2012, said: “Sue will be a wonderful addition to the House. I have seen Sue’s dedication to sport first hand in the thirty years I have known her, and I’m delighted that her outstanding achievements in the world of sport have been recognised in this way. She will be a great supporter and champion of the inspirational power of sport, and I know the whole House will benefit from her intimate understanding of sporting issues.”