Jennie Price heading for Hertfordshire

Outgoing CEO, Jennie Price CBE, will be reflecting on her 11 years at the helm of Sport England when she addresses the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership’s (HSP) Partners Forum on the afternoon of Monday 1st October 2018.

The event, which is open to representatives of any organisations involved in sport and physical activity in Hertfordshire, is being held at the University of Hertfordshire’s Fielder Centre, Hatfield and will also mark the inauguration of Grahame Bowles at the President of HSP.

Bowles, has been the Chair of the Partnership since its inception in 2003 and has agreed to become the Partnership’s figurehead following a highly successful tenure as HSP’s respected, knowledgeable and inclusive leader.

In announcing the event, HSP Partnership Director John O’Callaghan said:

“Our next Partners’ Forum, scheduled for 1st October 2018 will mark the end of an era. Grahame Bowles has been an outstanding Chair of the Partnership who has overseen its development to the highly successful and widely respected organisation that it is today. Both myself, and my predecessor Christine Neyndorff, have been extremely fortunate to be able to depend on Grahame’s insight, wisdom and far reaching knowledge and understanding of the sport and physical activity sector in Hertfordshire and further afield.

His general optimism, wonderful sense of humour and strong core values have been very welcome qualities during some difficult times in the Partnership’s 15-year history, and he will be a very hard act to follow. I am absolutely delighted that he has agreed to take on the role of President which will ensure that his knowledge, experience and contacts are not lost to the organisation.

That Jennie Price has agreed to join us for this occasion and to share with us her time at Sport England, is testament to the high regard in which Grahame is held. Jennie too, has been an outstanding leader at Sport England and we intend to use the occasion to mark her achievements and to thank her for her support of the Partnership’s work over the last decade.

It should be both an interesting and enjoyable occasion, and a fitting tribute to two individuals that have been so important to the Partnership’s work and in their different ways, have contributed so much to the development of sport in the county.”

Any individual or organisation involved in sport and physical activity in Hertfordshire wishing to attend the event should register for their free place now.

For further details please contact John O’Callaghan on 01707 281009.