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Hockey chairman joins UK Sport

altMarch 17 - Philip Kimberley (pictured), the chairman of England Hockey, has been appointed on to the Board of Government agency UK Sport, it has been announced.

 

The appointment of Kimberley, who is also a director of Great Britain Hockey, was made by the Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe.

 

Kimberley was previously at England Hockey in an executive capacity, and was responsible for leading the rebuilding of the sport over the past six years.

 

Prior to that he enjoyed a long and successful international general management career with Burmah Castrol Plc, which led to his running Castrol’s Asian businesses.

 

Sue Campbell, the chair of UK Sport, said: “Philip brings with him a unique combination of business and hands-on knowledge of sport which will be of huge benefit to us in the run-up to London.

 

“I’m delighted to welcome him to Board and look forward to working with him over the next three years.”

 

Kimberley, who will take his seat on the Board for the first time at the March meeting, said: “I have worked closely with UK Sport over a number of years through my role at England Hockey and my position on the NADO (National Anti-Doping Organisation) project board.

 

"To now have the opportunity to be more directly involved during what is arguably the most exciting period in Britain’s sporting history is a great privilege.”

 

Board members are appointed for a fixed term of three years.

 

The four chairmen of the Home Country Sports Councils automatically sit on UK Sport's Board.