Morgan has been a Board Member of Cara since March 2018, although his relationship with the organisation started over a decade ago when he first spoke at the National Inclusion Seminar in 2005.
He takes over the position from Pat Flanagan who is stepping down after a decade at the helm and having made an immeasurable contribution to the world of inclusion and services for people with a disability.
In taking up the position as Chair Morgan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which will ensure that Cara continues to deliver on its strategic vision of putting disability sport and inclusive physical activity at the heart of the nation.
He has a long association with disability sport having served as CEO of Disability Sport Wales from 2002 – 2016. During that period, opportunities for people with disabilities in Wales to participate in sport and activity rose from 1,200 to over 1.2 million per year.
Morgan also serves in the position as Vice-Chair of Commonwealth Games Wales, and is a board member for BISFed, the World Governing Body for the Paralympic sport of boccia.
“I am honoured to be appointed as Chair of Cara and at such an exciting time for inclusive sport in Ireland,” said Morgan
“It is inspiring to work with such a committed and passionate team as well as a progressive Board who are driven by the goal of continual improvement.”
The future for inclusive sport looks bright, but it can only be achieved through a focussed approach and hard work. As a sector, we carry a huge responsibility to ensure that we continue to improve inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities, a challenge that I am sure we are ready to meet.”
“Partnership will be key to achieving this vision and I look forward to meeting our many key stakeholders and partners at our National Seminar for Inclusion on the 21st of November.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Jon as our new Chair and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside him in sharing his passion and energy for inclusion in sport,” added Cara CEO Niamh Daffy.
“His appointment not only recognises his contribution to disability sport for over 15 years but underlines his ongoing commitment to supporting opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport at all levels.”
“Cara’s mission is to work in collaboration with the disability, sporting, community and statutory bodies to provide people with disabilities with enhanced opportunities to participate in the sport and physical activity of their choice.”
“Cara’s work is guided by the belief that people with disabilities should have every opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity within their local community.”
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