Lawyer made chair of women in sport advisory board

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones, partner in Dentons’ UK employment team, has been appointed chair of the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board.

The Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board was established by the Scottish government to provide independent advice to the health minister on female participation and awareness raising in all areas of sport and physical activity.

The board focuses on driving participation, marketing and awareness of Scottish women and girls in sport and ensuring every woman and girl in Scotland is given the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity.

Ms Jones is a non-executive director of Hibernian Football Club, the Hibernian Community Foundation and Lothian Racing Syndicate Limited, as well as a legal member of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) judicial panel and a member of various committees advising on SFA regulation. She is also co-chair of Inspire, Dentons’ women’s network in the UK.

She said: “The Scottish government has pledged to increase the number of women and girls taking part in all sports at all levels, and the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board is helping to drive this forward – by raising awareness, changing perceptions, and generating further opportunities for female participation in sports and physical activity.

“I’m honoured to have been selected to chair the board and look forward to working with the other board members and the Scottish Government to continue challenging the status quo to deliver positive action for women and girls in sport.”

Jeremy Cohen, Dentons’ CEO for the UK and Middle East, said: “I want to congratulate Amanda on her appointment to head up the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board.

“Supporting gender equality and equal opportunities across all areas of our business is a priority for Dentons, and we are very pleased that Amanda has been chosen to lead a group that promotes and furthers these ideals in Scottish sport.”