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Netball Scotland delighted to add three new Directors onto Board

13th March 2019

Following our recent recruitment process, Netball Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of three new non-exec Directors to its Board. Pam Radage, Janis Donachie and Claire McCracken will cover the portfolios of HR, Finance and Legal respectively, and join the existing membership of Gareth McKenna (Development), Catriona Semple (Performance), Janet Young (Club & Competitions) and Lucy Faulkner (Equality & Wellbeing).


Chair of the Netball Scotland Board, Caroline Mansley, said of the new appointments:

“I was overwhelmed at the volume and calibre of excellent candidates that applied for our Board vacancies, and I am delighted that we have been able to attract such breadth of talent at this period of significant growth and development.  Bringing Claire, Janis and Pam onto the Board has significantly uplifted our capabilities and enables us to increase the level of support to the Executive team as we head into the next strategic cycle.”


Netball Scotland CEO, Claire Nelson, added:

“The organisation is currently going through a period of operational transformation in order to strengthen the business to sustainably support our current and future growth ambitions. It was imperative that we added the necessary expertise onto the Board that could guide and steer us through this process, and I am delighted with the calibre of candidates that we have successfully appointed. Netball Scotland is in great hands under the leadership of this Board.”


Meet the new Directors –  

Pam Radage, HR Director:

Pam has spent her career in Human Resources (HR) and has worked across a number of sectors. She has held senior HR roles for global organisations and has many years’ experience in talent management, managing change, organisation design, culture and employee engagement, reward design, mergers and acquisitions as well as operational HR.  She now runs her own HR and change consultancy company. Pam also supports the third sector through her roles as Chair of Amma Birth Companions and is a Director of KATs – an adult and children’s charity in Glasgow.


Janis Donachie, Finance Director:

Janis is the Head of Management Accounting with SThree, a specialist global STEM recruitment organisation, with over 15 years’ experience at senior management level in the finance sector. She specialises in developing finance strategy and business process re-engineering across finance functions, and she has led teams globally, most recently as the Head of Finance in Budapest. This will be Janis’ first Board Director role, and she is excited to work with the team on delivering improved financial processes and reporting in order to optimise efficiencies and support business growth.


Claire McCracken, Legal Director:

Claire is a corporate partner with UK law firm Weightmans LLP, based in the Glasgow office. She specialises in corporate, commercial and sports law, acting for a wide range of clients from owner managed businesses to sports governing bodies and athletes. She has previously represented the SFA, SPL and Rangers FC. She is passionate about sport, having represented Scotland in athletics and previously holding the Scottish Record for the women’s 2000m and 3000m steeplechase.


A final thank you to Jacqueline McCluskey:

Caroline and the Netball Scotland Board and Staff would like to sincerely thank Jacqueline McCluskey for all the time, expertise and support that she dedicated to the organisation during her time on the Board. Jacqueline stepped down recently after completing her three-year tenure to pursue other projects. All of us here wish her well.

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