Diversity in Sport Leadership Network 2023

Promoting a more productive, sustainable, and responsible sport sector

The programme

Diversity is the foundation of excellence in sport. And this is true from the pitch, to the track, to the boardroom.

At Perrett Laver, we believe that only with diversity at a senior level can organisations truly understand the perspective of excluded communities and dismantle barriers to success and participation at a grassroots level.

We have worked with Sport England and UK Sport since 2018 to create the Diversity in Sport Leadership programme, designed to prepare leaders from the private sector for governance roles in some of the country’s leading sporting organisations. 

This programme works to identify and develop a network of senior, experienced candidates from a range of backgrounds - so far we have supported 39 appointments - 65% of which have been from Black, Asian and other ethnically diverse backgrounds, 73% of which have been female, and 8% of which have been individuals with a declared disability.   

We have also been supported in the delivery of the project by a consortium of expert partners, including RimJhim Consulting, Birkbeck University of London, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Women on Boards, Activity Alliance and Stonewall.

We are proud to have extended our partnership with Sport England and UK Sport and we look forward to driving positive change into the future.

An inclusive organisation is one in which everyone is – and in which everyone feels – valued, respected and supported.

Information sheet

For more information on how to access support through this funded scheme, please download our information sheet.

Funded by

  • UK Sport Logo
  • Sport England logo funded
  • National Lottery logo funded

Contact our team

Rachel Hogan


e: rachel.hogan@perrettlaver.com
t: +44 (0)20 7340 6210

Sofia Coppoletta

Project Manager

e: sofia.coppoletta@perrettlaver.com
t: +44 (0)20 7340 6244

Imogen Baird

Head of the Sports Practice

e: imogen.baird@perrettlaver.com
t: +44 (0)20 7340 6201