Sarah Powell has been named as the first female chief executive of Sports Wales
A SWANSEA University graduate is the new chief executive of Sports Wales.
Sarah Powell has become the first woman to take up the post at the organisation.
Sarah, who has captained the national hockey team at all age levels, studied psychology at Swansea University before doing her PGCE teaching qualification from UWIC.
Professor Laura McAllister, chairwoman of Sport Wales, said: "Sarah was the outstanding candidate from an impressive and strong international field of candidates."
She went on to praise Sarah's depth of knowledge, expertise and strong reputation in sport.