New trustees at Canal & River Trust

Jennie Price Jennie Price CBE has been chief executive of Sport England since 2007. Credit: Canal & River Trust
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Jennie Price CBE and Sarah Whitney have been appointed as trustees of the Canal & River Trust.

They replace Frances Done CBE and Manish Chande who have completed their second volunteer terms as trustees and retired from the board.

Speaking at the Trust’s AGM, chair Allan Leighton commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Jennie and Sarah to the Trust. They bring a depth and breadth of understanding that will enrich our thinking as we look to the future.

“Jennie’s considerable experience at Sport England and beyond will provide invaluable input to our positioning as we stress the importance of health and wellbeing, while Sarah’s impressive investment background makes her perfectly placed to take a lead role on the Trust’s investment decisions.”

Diverse backgrounds

Jennie Price CBE has been chief executive of Sport England since 2007 and has recently announced her departure later this year. She is also chair of the Youth United Foundation, a member of the Health & Wellbeing Advisory Board at Disney and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management.

Sarah Whitney BSc FCA has been director of Whitney Consulting, a real estate, economic, finance and investment consultancy, since 2012. She previously held senior positions at CB Richard Ellis, DTZ Holdings and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds non-executive positions at University College London and The Land Trust and is a senior visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge.

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