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Sports and culture secretary Nicky Morgan has appointed three members to the board of grassroots agency Sport England.

Azeem Akhtar, chief technology officer at BT Global; Tove Okunniwa, CEO of London Sport; and David Mahoney, chief operating officer at the England and Wales cricket Board (ECB) will join the board for a three-year term.

As head of London Sport, Okunniwa has set the organisation the ambitious target of making London the most active city in the world. She has a background in strategic marketing and content creation, with experience in both commercial and non-profit sectors.

A telecommunications expert, Azeem Akhtar holds a non-executive director role as chair of Active Essex and was named in the UK’s Top 100 Most Influential BAME Business Leaders in 2016.

Meanwhile, David Mahoney – a qualified lawyer – has overseen the strategy, insights, HR, integrity and public policy teams as ECB’s Chief Strategy Officer.

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