The government has appointed a Paralympian as a Welsh member of the Charity Commission board.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said Pippa Britton, who has competed in two Paralympic Games as an archer, is joining the regulator’s board for a three-year term.
She is Vice-Chair of Sport Wales and the Aneurin Bevan University Health Council, and a member of the British Paralympic Association Board.
Britton previously served as vice-chairman of UK Anti-Doping, where she was chair of the audit and risk committee and held other positions including chair of Disability Sport Wales and board member of ‘Archery UK.
“She uses her lived and professional experience to contribute to her passion for improving equity and inclusion, all with well-being and equity at the core,” a DCMS statement read.
Britton’s appointment will start on September 26 and she will be paid £350 a day for a scheduled job of 24 days a year.
Orlando Fraser, chairman of the Charity Commission, said he “couldn’t be happier” with Britton’s appointment.
“Pippa not only represented Wales at an elite level in sport, including as a Paralympian, but has since gone on to pursue a distinguished career in global sport regulation, as well as in the Welsh public and charitable sectors.
“I look forward to working with her in Wales and beyond as we continue to build a charitable commission of experts.”
The DCMS also announced that Joanne Prowse, who has served on the commission’s board since November 2019, will have her term extended for another 15 months until March 2024.
Neither the DCMS nor the commission was able to explain why the term was extended by such an amount rather than the usual three-year terms given to council members.
Prowse, who chairs the regulator’s Remuneration and Nominations Committee, is chief executive of the regulator, the Phone-paid Services Authority.