Alex Jordan is appointed Chair of Skateboard GB

Skateboard GB is happy to announce that Alex Jordan has been appointed as permanent Chair of the Board of Directors.

Alex, who previously held the role of Interim Chair following the merger of Skateboard GB and Skateboard England, was appointed Chair for a term of three years following an open recruitment process overseen by UK Sport.

Alex is the founder of The Skateparks Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping councils and communities across the UK get great skateparks. He was previously CEO of the digital agency Hyperlink and now manages the digital marketing for a national retailer. Alex has served on various commercial and charity boards, has an MBA with distinction from Durham University, Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the RSA.

Alex will continue chairing the board consisting of English Representatives (Jamie Burton, Brent Lewis and Claire Alleaume), Scottish Representative (Hamish McKnight), Northern Ireland Representative (John-Paul Matthew), Independent Non-executive Directors (David Ascott, Clive Baldwin, Sara Symington and Jake Jones) and CEO (James Hope-Gill).

The members of the board work a on a voluntary basis to provide strategic oversight, governance, financial scrutiny and guidance to the organisation, and their work ensures that Skateboard GB is able to operate, increase skateboard participation, while maintaining the integrity of the culture of skateboarding.

Upon being appointed in the role Alex commented “I’m delighted to have been appointed Chair at Skateboard GB. I have a real passion for growing skateboarding across the country and I’m excited to be able to continue working with such a fantastic organisation at such a crucial time”.

James Hope-Gill, CEO at Skateboard GB said “Following a recruitment process led by the nominations committee and overseen by UK Sport, we’re really happy that Alex can continue in his role and build upon his work of the last few years”.

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