In episode 11, I talk with Sally Munday about her role as Chief Exec of a National Governing Body. We find out what it was like behind the scenes at the Rio Olympics when GB Women won team gold. We also discuss her approach to leading the sport, how she builds an environment that enables success and her future aspirations for the sport of hockey in the UK.
Sally has been working in hockey since 1998. After five years as Regional Development Manager in the South she moved into the Development Director role in 2003 when England Hockey began as the National Governing Body. In January 2009 she took on the new role of Chief Executive.
She describes herself as a social player and until 2009 was also a keen a Team Manager having managed England and Great Britain teams, club side Slough, and Berkshire and South Juniors.
Sally previously worked for the Lawn Tennis Association and has also worked in local authority leisure facility management.
In episode 10, Andy Barrow talks about living in the bubble of elite sport, his time as GB Wheelchair Rugby captain and his current role inspiring other people.
Andy Barrow is a triple Paralympian and three-time European gold medalist. He was a professional Wheelchair Rugby player for Great Britain for over a decade, captaining the team for five years spanning the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. Andy competed at London 2012 Paralympic Games before retiring internationally to pursue a career as an inspirational speaker and mentor.