We are delighted to welcome Marie Douglas to Special Olympics GB who has joined the team as our new Head of Finance. 

As Head of Finance, Marie will have overall responsibility for all aspects of Special Olympics GB’s finance function and provide a supporting function for corporate planning, risk management, some governance activities, fundraising and legal function.  

She has a wealth of experience in the finance industry and has held Head of Finance roles across both the private and public sector, including commercial construction, gold mining, local government, retail, corporate law and the NHS. Marie has led strategic financial reviews looking at procedures and policies suggesting and implementing improvements to enable businesses to thrive against their financial goals within the accounting guidelines whilst ensuring the smooth daily running of all financial operations.  

Marie says: “I’m really excited to be working with the team at Special Olympics GB. I’m very proud and passionate about working for such a diverse organisation which offers sporting opportunities to everyone regardless of ability or disability. Sporting opportunities should be available and accessible for everyone which is why what we are doing as an organisation makes me so happy.  

"I’m a sports fanatic too! I really enjoy tennis, F1, athletics and swimming, as well as my daily exercise of walking! I can’t wait to meet some of our athletes and I would like to take this opportunity to say always follow your dreams and aspirations in the sporting world, never give up and one day I’m sure you will achieve your goals!”  

You can contact Marie at marie.douglas@sogb.org.uk.  

Please join us in welcoming Marie to the Special Olympics GB family!