Commonwealth Games England has announced two new Non-Executive Directors, Donna Fraser OBE OLY and Jonathon Riall, who will join the board ahead of the Victoria 2026 cycle.
Fraser joins the Board as Chair of the newly established Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with over 10 years of corporate experience within business, sport, leadership and well-being.
Awarded an OBE in 2021 for her services to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Fraser served as a Board member in organisations such as the Women’s Sport Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust and the British Athletes’ Commission. During the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Fraser worked for the Organising Committee as Head of Inclusion and Engagement and has since continued a similar role at the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
Alongside her corporate experience, Fraser also brings an elite sporting background, having competed for Team England as a 200m and 400m runner, winning bronze at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.
Donna Fraser OBE OLY said, “I am thrilled and excited to be joining the Board of Commonwealth Games England. From competing for Team England, to working at Birmingham 2022 as Head of Engagement and Inclusion, I am now looking forward to continuing the strides Commonwealth Games England have already made with ED&I.”
Jonathon Riall joins Commonwealth Games England as an expert in parasport, and will sit on the Sport and ED&I Committees.
Bringing 20 years of experience working in performance sport, Riall is currently the Head of Performance Services at the British Paralympic Association having previously served as Head Coach for the Paratriathlon Programme at British Triathlon.
Founder of the Paratriathlon Performance programme in 2009 and Head Coach since 2013, Riall was Team England’s team leader for paratriathlon at Birmingham 2022 and also led the British team through their debut Paralympic Games at Rio 2016.
Jonathon Riall said, “I am honoured to be joining the Board and being involved in the Sport, ED&I and Social Impact Committees and I’m really looking forward to progressing and building on Commonwealth Games England’s commitment to para sport as we look ahead to Victoria 2026.”
John Steele, OBE Chair of Commonwealth Games England, added: “We have looked to introduce new talent to Board and our executive team, since the successful Birmingham Games last year. We are delighted to welcome both Donna and Jonathon onto the Board as we continue to strengthen our commitment to ED&I and shape our vision ahead of the Victoria 2026 cycle. Their experience and expertise will be a huge asset to Team England.”