New board member Susan Meadows lands short-term role as acting chief
England Squash have appointed Susan Meadows as interim Chief Executive following the departure of Nick Rider.
England Masters international player Meadows, from Clitheroe, has been a member of the ESR Board since November, and has a business background in health-care management.
She has managed the Lancashire ladies over-40 team for the past 16 years. She starts her new role tomorrow.
Her short-term appointment was the unanimous choice of the Board. In a statement, England Squash chairman Peter Goldson said:
“Following Nick Rider’s wish to leave ESR, the board has been considering interim arrangements and several options have been explored. A unanimous decision has been made that a short-term Interim CEO should be appointed.
“I am pleased to say that Susan Meadows, one of our non-executive directors, has agreed to step up to the post of Interim CEO to develop our evolving business strategies, initiate any change programmes that may be necessary, and to assist the existing team in leading ESR during the next three to four months while a permanent replacement CEO is sought.
“Susan was elected to the Board in November 2013. She has an Honours Degree and an Executive MBA along with extensive strategic and operational experience in varying roles including managing and improving performance, finance and human resource management and business planning. Additionally, she is a competitive squash player.
“Susan will join us on Tuesday 11th February and I hope you will all give her a warm welcome and your full support.”