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YSF welcome Brendan Fatchett as new Chair

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Posted 25th July 2023

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is delighted to welcome Brendan Fatchett as the new Chair of our Board of Trustees.

A proud Yorkshireman, Brendan (pictured right, with predecessor, Paul Reid) was brought up in Yorkshire and still lives in Wakefield. He is Group Chief Executive for Bidding Ltd, and Director of Nyon Investments.

Brendan also has extensive Non-Executive experience having Chaired the Independent Ambulance Association, Thrive Tribe, MAN v FAT Football, Healthbid and acted as a Non-Executive Director for MJog, Tomorrow’s Guides and Healthera in recent years.

He is an experienced executive having managed businesses across the UK and Europe and held senior roles within the NHS, and is a digital entrepreneur who has created, managed and supported five business’ to private equity/trade exits over the last six years.

Brendan’s professional life began as a TV and radio broadcaster, working for both ITV and the BBC.

“I’m here to try and support everybody to make a difference,” said Brendan.

“I’m an ambitious individual and I want us to keep testing ourselves as an organisation, keep pushing and asking ourselves if we’re doing as much as we possibly can do to support people being active in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

“I’m really excited by the work that the Foundation does and thrilled that I’ve got the opportunity to be Chair.”

Nigel Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Yorkshire Sport Foundation, added: “Brendan is a passionate Yorkshireman and equally passionate about the difference sport and physical activity can make to people throughout South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

“The experience and expertise he will bring to the role of Chair will be a great asset to us as we strive to get better in every aspect of how we operate, for the benefit of our team, the partners we work with and ultimately, the people we serve in the two counties.”

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