Welcoming our new Trustee

We welcome Esther Ashman as our new Trustee

Esther has over 19 years’ experience working in strategy and partnerships in the public sector, with 8 years in the private sector working for Centrica prior to this. Currently working as Associate Director of Strategy for NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board with a focus on tackling health inequalities and supporting systems to integrate health and care.  As a parent of a daughter who has competed for a number of years in acrobatic gymnastics, Esther has a good understanding of the opportunities that being involved in sport at any level can bring and is passionate about trying to ensure that there is access for all.

Esther said of her appointment: “It’s an absolute privilege to join the British Gymnastics Foundation to support the valuable work that they do.  I am delighted to be working with the Board, continuing its exciting journey to explore the opportunities gymnastics can bring to the health and wellbeing of people through the course of their lives.   I look forward to bringing my skills and expertise and my experience as a parent of a gymnast, to the work of the foundation.”

Head of the Foundation Patrick Bonner said:

“We are really looking forward to welcoming Esther to our Board. Her skills, knowledge and expertise will really help to enhance our Board’s leadership in the areas of governance and strategy, as we work to achieve a higher level of governance. Esther’s understanding of gymnastics from a parent’s perspective, is also such a welcome additive to bring to our Board. Esther is clearly passionate about helping people who are most in need, so supporters of our charity can be assured that we have yet another fantastic Trustee who will be committed to transforming lives through gymnastics!