The PPF is governed by its members who meet three times a year as a board to agree the overall priorities for the association. There are three directors who are elected by the board to form the Directors Committee which is responsible for the management of the PPF.
In addition there are a number of specialist committees with a focus on specific areas:
The committee was established in 2010, to share and develop best practice in the personal development of athletes. As well as the PPF membership meetings includes the home country sports institutes and colleagues from Ireland as well as TASS and Rugby League Cares. The group contains some of the leading experts on dual career and career transition education.
CHAIR: Lisa Delany, Manager of JETS (Jockeys Education & Training Scheme)
Established in 2017, the Communications Committee brings together Player Association staff to share best practice on all communications. There is a strong focus on how best to engage players as well as running campaigns and working with the media. The group also provides advice and support for the PPF’s campaigns.
CHAIR: Tom McDowell, Head of Communications RPA
In 2018 it was decided to form a dedicated committee for mental health. The group includes the Player Associations as well as UK Sport and aims to provide advice and support on all issues around the mental health of athletes. There is a focus on education, treatment and prevention.
CHAIR: Paul Struthers, Chief Executive of the PJA