JudoScotland is pleased to announce the appointment of Judith McCleary to the role of Chief Executive Officer. With a wealth of experience cultivated at Scout Scotland as Head of Outdoors & Adventure and at Scottish Curling as Head of Development before that, Judith will provide leadership and strategic direction to aid the growth of Judo in Scotland into Birmingham 2022 and beyond.

Judith’s appointment has been welcomed by the JudoScotland Board and staff with Acting Chairman, Marc Preston stating; “We are delighted to welcome Judith to the role, her proven track record and her expertise in strategic planning will no doubt help with the continuous growth of the sport of Judo in Scotland.  Speaking on behalf of the JudoScotland Board and Staff, we are excited to welcome Judith and her vision for the future of Judo in Scotland.”

Judith added “I am really excited to be joining the JudoScotland team at the end of April in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

“The values of judo align well with those in my previous role at Scouts Scotland and it’s important to me that the values underpin everything JudoScotland does as an organisation.”

“There has never been a more important time than now to provide opportunities for people to build their confidence and resilience levels, and judo provides the perfect platform to do this. By capitalising on existing and new partnerships, we can strive to reach new audiences and engage people in judo for life.”

“As someone who is passionate about the power of sport, I look forward to working with the Board, staff and Judo community to provide amazing experiences, enabling people to maximise their potential and contributing to a better society”