Scottish Gymnastics Appoints New Chair

Posted on 06/08/2020 in Rhythmic

Scottish Gymnastics Appoints New Chair

Brian Ewing has been appointed as chairperson of the Scottish Gymnastics board.

Brian brings his wealth of experience in sport and business to the role which he officially took up on 1 July succeeding interim chair Ian Chambers who remains on the board.

During four decades of working in higher education, Brian was Director of Sport and Exercise at the University of Dundee for 25 years. Starting in physical education at Kirkintilloch High School, he moved on to other teaching roles at the University of Strathclyde and Moray House Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh.

His work at local, regional, and national level has seen him heavily involved with many organisations including sportscotland Institute of Sport, Scottish Football Association, National Coaching Foundation, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Dundee City Council.

A former non-executive Director of Scottish Golf, Brian was chair of Scottish Student Sport for six years and was awarded Honorary Life Presidency in recognition of his contribution. He also received an award last year from British Universities and Colleges Sport for outstanding contribution to
Higher Education Sport.

Speaking on his appointment, Brian said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as chair of Scottish Gymnastics and very much look forward to working with the gymnastics community as we continue our journey to become a leading sport and world-class governing body. 

“With over 40 years’ experience in business and sport, I feel that I can make a significant contribution in leading Scottish Gymnastics through this next phase of its ambitious and exciting strategic plan.  To achieve this, we will need to galvanise the efforts of all involved in our sport - staff, coaches, athletes and members - in finding innovative and creative ways to maximise the potential and performance of the sport in the years ahead.

“I will strive to ensure that member communication and engagement, and open, transparent governance will be the key pillars of our work.  Over the last few weeks, I have personally experienced a very steep learning curve as I have worked to gain a greater and detailed understanding of our sport.  

“I have been overwhelmed by the passion, commitment and dedication of those working across the sport - particularly in such difficult and challenging times. I have no doubt that working together we will overcome these challenges and re-establish our sport to its rightful place on the Scottish sporting landscape. I hope that I can rely on your continued support of Scottish Gymnastics over what will be a difficult period as we all work to secure a safe return of our sport. 

“I very much look forward to working with you all as we fulfil our dreams and aspirations for Scottish Gymnastics.”

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