Sandra Osborne sees this appointment as more than optics, and about ensuring there is meaningful diversity. (FILE)
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President of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Sandra Osborne is now a director on the board of the Commonwealth Games slated for Birmingham, England in 2022.
Her appointment comes after president of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Dame Louise Martin quit the job in the midst of question marks being raised about a lack of diversity.
There have been several calls for more coloured members on the board to promote equality with the organising committee facing heavy criticism for appointing an executive management team mostly comprising of white administrators.
“The CGF is proud that our organisation reflects the diversity of the Commonwealth Sport Movement and that we have a person of Sandra’s calibre to actively contribute on the Birmingham 2022 Board. The CGF supports the renewed commitment of the Birmingham 2022 organising committee to ensure that its governance and management fully reflects the diversity of the city and region,” a press statement from CGF said. (AG-B)
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