New chief executive appointed by Inland Waterways Association

The Inland Waterways Association has appointed Phil Hornsey as its new chief executive. Hornsey is an experienced leader with a strong strategic, development and marketing background. He has a 20-year career across corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

As director of membership and community at British Rowing, Hornsey led the national delivery of programmes to engage, support and grow the sport, achieving record levels of participation, paying members, and unrestricted income for the organisation. Prior to joining British Rowing, Hornsey held senior management positions at O2, EE and Betfair.

“I am delighted to take on the role of CEO at the Inland Waterways Association,” says Hornsey. “IWA has a critical role to play in the future of the waterways for all users and, having spent many years on and around rivers and canals in my professional and personal life, I understand the importance of their continued protection and preservation. I very much look forward to building on IWA’s significant campaigning legacy, and working alongside the trustees, members, volunteers and staff to deliver the next phase of the charity’s vision.”

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