Three new non-executive directors with decades of business experience and a passion for sport have joined the Jersey Sport board.
Sarah Madel, Mark Wanless and Ed Daubeney will work alongside chairman Phil Austin and existing directors Jean Cross, Steve Law and Tony Taylor.
Sarah Madel is a marketing and business development professional with more than 20 years’ worth of global experience.
An international journalist by trade, having worked for the Daily Mail Group, she now runs an international marketing consultancy.
Sarah is a keen basketball player and has represented Jersey on many occasions.
“I’m delighted to join Jersey Sport and play an active role in helping to champion sport for everyone in the community,” she said.
“Being active has so many benefits for all age groups and the team at Jersey Sport have participation at the heart of their principles and approach. I look forward to working hard to give sport a stronger voice in Jersey.”
Meanwhile, Mark Wanless brings with him over 20 years of experience in financial management, reporting and governance and has spent the last 10 years as a director of one of the island’s leading administration groups.
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and will chair the Jersey Sport Audit and Risk Committee with responsibility for reporting to the board on finance and risk matters.
He has participated in a number of team and individual sports over the years and is an active triathlete, competing in Jersey and outside the island across a range of distances.
“Jersey has an incredible sporting culture and natural environment, now Jersey Sport has the opportunity to build upon that and make a fantastic contribution to sport and active living throughout all parts of the island’s population,” said Mr Wanless.
“I am excited to be able to combine my educational background, professional skills and love for sport to play my part in that journey.”
Ed Daubeney is the managing director of Envestors CI and raises monies for ‘high growth’ companies. He also provides management and consultancy services to both the private and public sector.
He has board level experience with a number of local organisations and is currently the deputy chairman of the Polygon Group Limited. Previously Ed was on the board of the Liberation Group, deputy chairman of JACS and the chairman of the Jersey Employment Trust.
Despite playing many sports over the years, hockey is his main passion having played National League hockey in England. He was previously the president of Jersey Hockey and captain of the Jersey Hockey Club.
“Sport has given me so much over the years that it is very exciting to now be involved with Jersey Sport,” said Mr Daubeney.
“I believe that the organisation will effectively promote and develop active lifestyles and this will be hugely beneficial at all levels of our community.”