Joy Johnston appointed as an Independent Director

At our AGM on Monday 7th October 2013, Joy Johnston (formerly Tottman) was appointed as an independent director with overwhelming support from the membership and the Board of Parkour UK.

Joy is Governance Manager for UK Sport, working as a member of their Governance Team to ensure that UK Sport’s grant awards processed for NGB’s and system partners reflect their obligation to further develop world class standards of governance in sport. Joy recently spent 3 years working with the Sport and Recreation Alliance (formerly CCPR) to help support and improve governance and legal compliance within sports governing bodies across the UK.  She gained an in-depth knowledge of the internal and external challenges faced by sports governing bodies and published numerous guidance documents on governance and leadership for sports bodies. Joy holds a BA Hons in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and is currently studying for an LLM in Sports Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. In her spare time Joy is an International Ice Hockey Federation referee and officiated at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She is also passionate about Parkour/Freerunning and has been a keen supporter of Parkour UK for a number of years.

Joy becomes our third Independent Director, alongside Dominic Edington & Stephen Micthell, who is also our Independent Chair.  This forms part of our drive to fully implement the Voluntary Code of Good Governance, which Parkour UK was one of the first NGB’s to sign up to code when launched in 2011.