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Craig Beeston, SGA Programme Manager, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

The 2021 SGA Conference begins with a welcome from Programme Manager, Craig Beeston.

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The 2021 SGA Conference begins with a welcome from Programme Manager, Craig Beeston.



About the speaker

As Programme Manager for the Sports Governance Academy, Craig is responsible for delivering its services, knowledge base and research output and for liaising with Sport England, the Programme Board, Advisory Group and all the SGA's stakeholders.

Craig joined the Policy Team at The Chartered Governance Institute in 2016, working on not-for-profit governance with a focus on the Institute’s output in the sport, charity and education sectors. He sits on a number of governance advisory groups, representing the Institute in each of these sectors and has written widely on governance issues. As the Institute’s lead on sports governance, he has authored its guidance and research in the sector.

Prior to joining the Institute, Craig carried out published research into the methodology of international rankings of public service delivery for the ESRC and into blame management strategies employed by office-holders in times of crisis for the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics. He also worked for a number of years in research roles for the UK Civil Service.

For over 12 years Craig trained in Taekwon-Do, in which he holds a Third Degree Black Belt. He has competed and officiated nationally and twice captained Oxford University in the annual Varsity Match.

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