Good Governance, Leadership, and Integrity

The fourth Mission 2030 Workshop on the theme of Good Governance, Leadership, and Integrity took place on 13 October 2021.

Hosted in partnership with Transparency International and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the Workshop “Good Governance, Leadership, and Integrity” emphasised the importance of good governance in sport organisations and how we can effectively lead by example and promote integrity at every level of governance. Speakers from different backgrounds offered insights on how good governance principles can be implemented at all levels of governance within sport organisations. 110 participants joined the event. 

Relive the Workshop through our video below or on YouTube.



The Workshop's programme is available here: Programme [PDF]


Keri McDonald

Keri McDonald – Business Development and Fundraising Manager, TAFISA, Scotland

With over a decade of experience in Sport for All as a coach, volunteer, programme and event coordinator and project manager, Keri is presently employed as the Business Development and Fundraising Manager for TAFISA. As well as completing a Bachelor of Arts (Sport Management) and Master of Science (Sport Policy, Management and International Development), Keri has worked across the public, not for profit and educational sector in the UK and Australia to increase sport and physical activity opportunities for all citizens, with a strong emphasis on marginalised groups and vulnerable populations. Keri is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh investigating the evolvement of Sport for Development and Peace in the South African context.


Workshop Speakers

Sylvia Schenk

Sylvia Schenk – Chair of the Working Group Sport of TI's German Chapter, Transparency International, Germany

Sylvia Schenk, former City Counsellor for Legal Affairs and Sport in Frankfurt on Main (1989 – 2001), is a lawyer specialized in Compliance and Sports Law and an arbitrator at the Court for Arbitration on Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. As a volunteer she has been President of the German Cycling Federation, Senior Advisor for Sport of Transparency International (2006 – 2014), Chair of the Working Group Sport of TI's German chapter (2014 – 2021), and a member of FIFA's Human Rights Advisory Board (2017 – 2020). Sylvia is a member of the Advisory Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility of Daimler AG and chairs the INTERPOL Standing Committee on Ethical Matters.

Lynsey Tweddle

Lynsey Tweddle – Strategic Lead, Governance, Sport England, England

Soon after joining Sport England six years ago Lynsey was tasked with developing and implementing the Code for Sports Governance with governance colleagues at UK Sport. The Code set world leading standards for governance in sport and has effected significant change within the sport and physical activity sector in England and the UK. Lynsey recently led the review of the Code alongside UK Sport colleagues. She also works with Sport England’s partners and the wider sector on other projects and initiatives promoting good governance – for example, with The Football Association on its Governance Code for County Football Associations. Prior to that Lynsey’s career has been predominantly in the public sector, including the NHS and the BBC where she spent eight years running the private office for the Director-General. Lynsey is a Mental Health First Aider and passionate about incorporating wellbeing in the workplace.

Darlene A. Kluka

Prof. Darlene A. Kluka – Research Associate, University of Pretoria, USA

Darlene A. Kluka holds two doctoral degrees: motor learning from Texas Woman’s University, and sport management from the University of Pretoria. She is now Research Associate at University of Pretoria and member of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Board of Directors, and charter member of USA Volleyball Sports Medicine and Performance Commission. She has served as Vice President of International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education; Vice President of USA Volleyball; President of National Association for Girls and Women in Sport; President of International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women; Deputy Delegate to United States Olympic Committee. She has published numerous journal articles on governance of sport and is primary author of Governance of Sport: Aspects and Insights (2022), published by FIT Publishing..

Stanley Mutoya

Stanley Mutoya – CEO, AUSC Region 5, Zimbabwe

African Union Sports Council Region 5 Chief Executive and former Zimbabwe Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer. Involved in governance and pilicy formulation and review including change design and management

Keith Joseph

Keith Joseph – Secretary General, Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Keith Joseph is the Secretary General of The St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee, Secretary General of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees. Among his many engagements and commitments to promoting sport and education, he is a Member of the IOC's Olympic Education Commission, and is co-opted onto the Sports Committee of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

John Marsden

John Marsden – International Active City Development and Advocacy Manager, LJMU, England

John has been involved in sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing for over 40 years having held a variety of positions. John’s career started as a Sports Coach in his home city of Liverpool and progressed into Sports Facility management. In 2005 he became Head of Liverpool Active City and was responsible for the creation, delivery and implementation of the first Active City strategy in the city. In 2012 John became Head of Public Health in Liverpool and whilst his new role involved broader health themes, sport was still a key element of the job. Over the last five years John has been involved in the development of Active City models around the world and is the International Active City Commissioner for TAFISA and the International Active City Development and Advocacy Manager for Liverpool John Moores University.