Transition Extreme appoints new Chair
Aberdeen-based youth charity and extreme sports specialist Transition Extreme (TX), has welcomed Louise Andrew as Chair to the Board of Directors.
Mrs Andrew is a corporate lawyer with 18 years’ experience both in-house and in private practice. She is currently legal advisor at Tendeka, and has held senior roles for British Energy Group plc, KCA Deutag and John Wood Group plc.
Louise Andrew said: “I was attracted to Transition Extreme because I’ve experienced first-hand the transformative impact sport can have on our lives, and I wanted to be part of something that offers that kind of powerful change to the people who need it most. TX supports young people in need by not just telling them that they can achieve something amazing, but by actually showing them and that’s much more powerful. TX has helped to transform hundreds of young lives over the years and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board to bring the benefits of extreme sports to many more.”
Louise’s experience in ethics, governance and risk management will be invaluable to the Board as it works to deliver a five year vision that will see the beachfront centre become a leading adventure destination, delivering even bigger economic and social impact to the North East and beyond. This vision includes attracting new investment to develop the complex while also increasing its impressive portfolio of youth and community programmes across education, health and wellbeing, youth employment and diversionary activities.
Grahame Paterson, Transition Extreme CEO said: “We diversified the Board significantly in 2018, and I’m pleased to say we have continued to do so with the appointment of Louise. Her Board-level credentials are impressive, but it was her belief in our purpose and her commitment to sport for change that made her a standout candidate. It’s an exciting time for TX as we work to build something significant and meaningful for the future, both in terms of the emerging regional adventure sports and tourism markets, as well as social value. I’m very pleased to have Louise at the helm to guide us at this time.”
Already a multi-award winning charity, TX has developed into one of Scotland’s leading sport for change organisations delivering significant economic and social value for the region. Sports offered to the public at the extreme sports facility include rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX and in-line skating.