Jill O’Neil joins our Board as we say thanks to Sandra Frame

Thursday 18th February 2021

Sandra Frame (left) and Jill O’Neil

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Jill O’Neil has joined the Board of scottishathletics as a non-executive Director – subject to approval from the AGM.

The Garscube Harriers president and Masters athlete is a well-known figure across our club community and is ready to make a valuable contribution to the governance and overall strategy of our sport.

Jill, whose appointment will be up for agreement at our AGM later in the year, attended her first virtual meeting last month.

Her arrival on the Board follows a decision by Sandra Frame, of Whitemoss AAC, to stand down a few months ago. Sandra served the Board for six years from 2014 to 2020 as a non-executive Director.

During that period, Sandra was very much involved in the Board decision-making and played a key role in scottishathletics on Equality and Diversity issues which led to scottishathletics being awarded Advanced Level status in the ‘Equality Standard for Sport’ late in 2019.

‘I’d like to thank Sandra for her contribution to the Board over a number of years and her dedicated support for the sport via that position – and indeed through other roles,’ said Chair, Ian Beattie.

‘Jill is someone with a lot of experience and knowledge of club athletics in Scotland and is keen to help us. We welcome her to the Board and look forward to her input and insight.’

Jill has also agreed to take over from Sandra as our Board Equality Champion (with that role again subject to AGM approval later in 2021).

BBC Scotland the Nine piece with Jill O’Neil and Garscube Harriers

 

 

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