Kimiyo Rickett

Telephone: 01908 312511 Email: iog@iog.org

Kimiyo represents the local authority sector.

Kimiyo is currently based in Alsager, Cheshire. She has worked for various Local Authorities since 1985, including a number of senior positions. Most recently as Assistant Director - Communities & Leisure with Kirklees Metropolitan Council.

Kimiyo was a volunteer for British Blind Sport from 1983 until 2004. She attended the Atlanta Paralympics and was UK Athletics Team Manager for the Athens Paralympics in 2004.

She has gained a wide range of experience within cultural and leisure services including - policy and strategy development; sports development; health; new facility development and facility management; performance management and service improvement; business planning; marketing, consultation and research; equality and diversity.

Kimiyo has a BSc (Econ) from University College London and an MSc in Recreation Management from Loughborough University.

She has previously held positions with the following organisations - CLOA Executive; Sport England Regional Sports Board, West Midlands; Football Foundation Grass Roots Panel; Sport England Nominated Director of Manchester Leisure Trust; Sport England Equity Sub-Group; Advisor to the LGA on Sport; Sport England Lottery Awards Panel; Sport England Race Equality Advisory; Sport England Disability Advisory Group.