Tracey Crouch MP appointed as Senior Independent Director

We are very proud and delighted to announce that the former Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP has joined the Board of Parkour UK, as our Senior Independent Director.

Tracey Crouch MP with Sebastien Foucan and Parkour UK Independent Chair, Stephen Mitchell at the Recognition announcement in Jan 2017

Following completion of our open recruitment process for Independent Directors, in November 2018, Tracey’s offer of appointment was approved by our Board and Membership, at our AGM on the 8th December 2018. Following formal approval, the formal offer of appointment was made on the 10th January 2019, the second anniversary of the recognition of Parkour/Freerunning as a sport. The offer was formally accepted by Tracey, following due process and receipt of advice from the Government’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. Tracey was then formally appointed as of the 11th March 2019.

As Senior Independent Director, Tracey will have a specific role, as set out in our Mem & Arts 25.2 & the 1.20 & Appendix 8 of the UK Code for Sports Governance, which responsibilities include:

  • providing a sounding board for the Independent Chair;
  • serving as an intermediary for other Directors when necessary;
  • acting as an alternative contact for stakeholders to share any concerns if the normal channels of the Independent Chair fails to resolve the matter or in cases where such contact is appropriate; and
  • leading on the process to appraise the Independent Chair’s performance.

Tracey Crouch MP at the Recognition announcement in Jan 2017

Tracey said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board at a really exciting time for urban sports and look forward to supporting Parkour UK at a crucial time in its development”.

Tracey Crouch MP with Parkour UK Chief Executive, Eugene Minogue & Sebastien Foucan at the Recognition announcement in Jan 2017

Eugene Minogue, Chief Executive said: “We are extremely excited and honoured to have successfully appointed Tracey to the Board as our Senior Independent Director. Tracey’s genuine enthusiasm and interest in Parkour/Freerunning and our vibrant community is refreshing. Tracey will add significant experience, knowledge and expertise to enable us to continue grow, develop, disrupt and take our sport to the next level – both in the UK but also on the international front too!”