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Barbados Olympic Association’s Director, Sandra Osborne, SCM, QC, has been appointed Honorary Legal Advisor to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
Ms. Osborne, who is also a Vice President of the Barbados Tennis Association, was nominated by the BOA for the position. She is a Queen’s Counsel of Barbados and a Chartered Secretary and a former Executive of Sagicor with over thirty-five years’ experience in the legal, governance and corporate secretarial field.
In her presentation to the CGF General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand during September of this year, Ms. Osborne stated that in the prevailing climate, corporate governance and transparency are key elements necessary in the management of international sports organizations. She indicated that these were her areas of expertise which would be an asset to the CGF.
CGF President Louise Martin of Scotland informed Ms. Osborne and the BOA earlier this month that the CGF Executive Board had unanimously appointed her to the Board as its Legal Advisor. The appointment is subject to formal confirmation by the CGF General Assembly.
BOA President Steve Stoute indicated that this was indeed an honour not only for the Barbados Olympic Association, Inc. but also for Barbados. Ms. Osborne stated that she was looking forward to making her contribution to the CGF and considered it an honour to have been selected.
The CGF comprises some seventy-one countries and territories and its prime responsibility is the organization of the Commonwealth Games. The CGF is also responsible for the Commonwealth Youth Games.