England Netball is delighted to announce that former England cricketer, Ashley Giles, has joined the board with immediate effect.
Giles has an illustrious background in professional sport, playing in 54 Tests and 62 One Day Internationals for the England Cricket team.
Following his retirement from playing, he has taken on several coaching roles within County cricket and has also been a National Selector and Head Coach of England’s limited overs team.
Currently concluding a Masters Degree in Sporting Directorship, he brings to the Board a wealth of expertise in all aspects of elite-level sport.
Speaking of his appointment, Giles said “The opportunity to work with a sport that continues to grow at all levels is one that greatly motivates me.
“With a home World Cup on the horizon and increased exposure for women’s sport generally, I am confident I can add value to Board and I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success if the game at all levels.”
England Netball Chairman, Colin Povey, added “I am extremely pleased to welcome somebody of the calibre of Ashley Giles to the board. He has exceptional experience, in all aspects of elite sport but equally knows the importance of inspiring the stars of the future by creating great role models and retaining connections with the grassroots of sport in local clubs, schools and communities.
“Ashley will be a valuable addition as we continue our journey to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool. He fully supports our strategy, understanding the importance of delivering on a performance, participation and a commercial level and if we are to deliver further success at a time when our funding model is changing rapidly.
“We look forward to building on the recent successes that England Netball has achieved and are excited about what Ashley will bring to the Netball family.”