November 29 2016

The Governance Code

UK Sport and Sport England have developed a Code for Sports Governance which will play a significant role in the future of the governance of the sport, physical activity and recreation sector.

The Code was formally launched on the 31st October 2016 in London, and sets out the highest standards of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who receive Government and National Lottery funding.

The Governance Code seminar will analyse and explain the impact of the Code on organisations seeking funding from both Sport England and UK Sport.

The seminar will provide a step by step review of the Code including:

  • New gold standards of governance – the core principle and requirements
  • Practical application of the Governance Code
  • The impact the Code has on your organisation
  • Additional obligations post-Duty of Care review and within funding agreements

Richard Harry

Chief Executive Officer

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Richard Harry

Richard HarryChief Executive Officer

Richard has been Chief Executive at Sport Resolutions since April 2016. Richard joined Sport Resolutions in July 2010 and spent almost six years as firstly Dispute Resolution Manager and then Legal Director.

He is a sports lawyer and former Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Players' Association. Richard started his career as a specialist employment and sports lawyer at Hugh James Solicitors in Cardiff before joining Clarke Willmott in Bristol.

 He left Clarke Willmott to establish the Welsh Rugby Players' Association and has acted as a Consultant to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Richard is a Visiting Fellow to the School of Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire, and has been appointed to the Board of the London-based International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC).