Directors & Committees

Special Olympics GB’s volunteer Board of Directors is composed of business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Entrusted with governing Special Olympics GB in accordance with our charitable status and as an accredited programme of Special Olympics Inc., the Board’s key focus is on financial management and funding to enable us to successfully pursue and develop our charitable objectives.

Board of Directors 

Honorary Board

Company Secretary 

  • Peju Oriunuta

National Advisory Council

The National Executive Committee (NEC) is a sub-committee of the Board and is responsible for setting the priorities and overseeing the development of the Special Olympics GB sports programme. The committee is comprised of elected volunteer representatives from England, Scotland and Wales. Our current NEC representatives are;

For England

For Scotland

  • Laura Smith OBE
  • Yvonne Anderson

For Wales

  • Jeff Savory
  • Anthony Abbott

Each one of the home countries also has its own National Council, which is made up of regional or clubs volunteer members who are voted into position by their steering groups. To find out more about our National Programme Structure, please click here.

Besides our Board of Directors, NEC  and National Councils our charity also has the following committees formed by professionals who share their time and skills voluntarily.