Announcing this news Andrew Moss, Chair of the Alliance said:
“The Board is delighted to appoint Lisa as our next CEO following an extensive recruitment process which generated great interest from candidates across the world of sport and beyond.
"Lisa has rich and varied experience which gives her a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sport and recreation sector. I very much look forward to working with her for the benefit of all of our members”.
Lisa Wainwright commented:
“ I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the Sport and Recreation Alliance as its new CEO. I am passionate about sport and recreation and the wider physical and emotional benefits it brings to all who take part in whatever capacity.
"I look forward to working with Andrew and the Board, developing new relationships with members and stakeholders less known to me, and building on the many existing contacts I have in the sector. I look forward to starting work later this month.”
Lisa will formally take up the role on 1 May 2019 after a short handover with outgoing CEO Emma Boggis.