The Code for Sports Governance requires that:

• the Chair is appointed directly by the NISA Board, after an openly advertised recruitment process which takes into account the experience and skills need to chair and lead the Board; and that
• UK Sport and/or Sport England have a reserve power to require the Chair to be independent.

The NISA Board has made a strong case to UK Sport for agreement that the NISA Chair should continue to be recruited from amongst the ice-skating community.  The NISA Board is awaiting a response from UK Sport on this point.

In developing the proposed Articles, the NISA Board has taken account of feedback from the Information Meetings held for NISA members during May and June in Sheffield, Edinburgh and London, and has made clear that the proposed future Board structure will have the majority of its Directors elected by the Voting Members of NISA.