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Sallie Barker

Finance & Governance Director

Term: 2020-24 (four-year term)
Residing: Guildford, England

The finance & governance director chairs the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee; has oversight of the financial and governance business of the organization; demonstrates transparency, accountability and responsibility to its members; and advises the board on compliance issues with policies, procedures, constitution and bylaws.

Sallie Barker MBE brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the sport sector to her role as finance & governance director on the World Lacrosse board of directors, including serving as chair of the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (now World Lacrosse) Women’s World Cup Local Organizing Committee.

At the national level, she has held numerous volunteer positions with England Lacrosse, including board member (2002-present), chair of the National Lacrosse Committee (2015-present) and chair of the Events Committee (2018-present).

At the international level, Barker is chair of the GB Lacrosse Council (2008-present), has served as a delegate on behalf of England Lacrosse to the World Lacrosse General Assembly (2018-20) and was a delegate to the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Association on behalf of England Lacrosse (2003-08).  She also served as a member of the Transition Committee that successfully merged the organizations governing women’s and men’s lacrosse to form a single International Federation, then known as the FIL, in 2008.

For her service to sport, and in particular her leadership in expanding opportunities for women and girls to participate, she was awarded the MBE in 2016 by Her Majesty, The Queen.