The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is delighted to announce Andy Dalby-Welsh as its new Deputy Chief Executive. With a wealth of experience in senior management and sports participation, Andy will start in his role on the 23 January 2017.
Andy joins EFDS from The Change Foundation, where he has been their Director of Operations and Partnerships for over two years. During this time, he also had a short tenure acting as their Chief Executive. His previous roles were at the Foundation’s formerly named Cricket for Change and included Director of Operations as well as Programmes. Here, he gained over 10 years of experience in strategy creation and implementation, change management, finance management, organisational growth and developing transformational partnerships.
Andy, 38, is a former international cricketer, with lived experience of disability. In 2004, he set up his own project, Sport for Choice, creating sporting opportunities for blind and visually impaired young people. It aimed to build young people’s self-confidence, self-esteem, independence and friendships. In 2009, he was recognised at the Pride of Britain Awards for this work with disabled people.