Posted by: Norman Brook | September 29, 2008

Congratulations Baroness Sue Campbell

Norman Brook, proprietor of Norman Brook – Sports and Leisure Consultants, extends his congratulations to his esteemed colleague Sue Campbell CBE who has today been appointed to the House of Lords as a new non-party-political peer.

Sue Campbell is the Chair of UK Sport, a non departmental public body that works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success. She is also the Chair – and prior to that the Chief Executive – of the Youth Sport Trust, a charity that aims to build a brighter future for young people by enhancing the quality of their physical education and sporting opportunities.

Baroness Campbell was the non-political adviser on sport to the Department of Media, Culture and Sport and to the Department for Education and Skills between 2000 – 2007.

Previously she was the Chief Executive of the National Coaching Foundation from 1985 to 1995. She has worked as both a lecturer and teacher of physical education. Baroness Campbell represented her England in netball and was the British Colleges Pentathlon champion. She has coached athletics and netball at every level and acted as team manager for national teams in basketball and at the World Student Games.

In 2003 she was awarded the CBE for services to sport.

Norman Brook stated “I am delighted to learn of Sue Campbell’s appointment to the House of Lords. I had the pleasure in working with Sue at the National Coaching Foundation (now Sportscoach UK), Youth Sport Trust and at UK Sport. She is an inspirational figure who has changed the face of sport in the UK at school, community and international levels. Over the years I have enjoyed her council and been inspired by her vision. I can think of no one in sport more deserving of this appointment.”

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