Joanne Drapier

Head of Partner Support, Core Markets, Sport England

Jo has been with Sport England for 6 years, holding roles within the local and national teams. Her current role involves providing expert advice, support and guidance to a portfolio of key partners, which includes NGBs. She has 17 years’ experience of working in the sports sector, including roles at a Local Authority, NGB & Active Partnership.  Outside of work, Jo is Founder and Chair of a Touch Rugby club and volunteers as the secretary at a local mini-junior Rugby club.  She has previously held independent non-executive director positions with Gateshead Thunder Community Trust, Club Doncaster & Bradford Bulls Community Foundation.