Andy will discuss the current issues our industry faces, looking at it from a different perspective If our aim is to get the Nation Physically Active we are Failing.
Like most sectors we are afraid to admit and report failure - Why?
Exploring how we can learn through failure and by sharing results to create best practice, what tools do we need in place to do this and be successful?
Andy Read OBE
Director, SajelImpact the Sports Think Tank and Loughborough University Institute for Sport Business
Formerly the MP for Loughborough, Andy has a strong association with Sport Policy having served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sports Ministers and adviser to various Ministers and Sports bodies during his time in Westminster. He Chaired the Parliamentary Sports Caucus and was secretary of various All-Party Sports Groups. Andy has also worked as Chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance from 2010 to 2016, in 2011 he established with other colleagues, the independent Sports Think Tank and was interim Chair of the Board of CIMSPA for 18 months until 2018.
In 2012 Andy was awarded the OBE for services to Sport and the Community in Leicestershire, after Chairing the 2012 Olympic Leicestershire Legacy Group and chairing Leicestershire and Rutland Sport. He also sits on the Boards of Special Olympics GB, British Basketball League Foundation and was with Sports Chaplaincy UK until 2019.