Last updated on July 16th, 2018 at 11:54 pm
The CEO of Badminton Scotland Anne Smillie has announced that she is to retirement from her post. She had held the position since 1990 and had also been a BWF Council member between 2003 and 2009.
You can find more on the story over at the BWF website but here’s what the BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said of Smillie qualities:
“Anne Smillie’s leadership qualities were invaluable in her many years working in the badminton community. In her role as BWF Council member and Chair of Events, Smillie contributed enormously to the sport. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours.”
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Smillie herself said “I have served Badminton Scotland to the best of my ability for the past 38 years and have decided that now is the right moment to pass the baton of leadership to a new Chief Executive”.
Adding “I am proud of the historic journey that Badminton Scotland has been on over the past nearly three decades under my leadership and I am delighted to retire at a time when it is in its most robust-ever health. I have been privileged to lead Badminton Scotland and remain as passionate about our organisation now as I was 38 years ago when I first stepped into the office. I have had the pleasure of working with some exceptional individuals during my time here and leave the organisation with some lifelong friendships.
She finished by saying “I wish Badminton Scotland and my successor all the best for the future.”
As I mentioned earlier you can find out more about Anne Smiles’ achievements and legacy over on the BWF website where they have full details on her retirement.
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