BAFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda McDonald as Head of Communications on an interim basis for the next six months
Amanda’s appointment follows on from the resignation of Director of Communications Alex Wells due to personal reasons.
Professionally Amanda has over 17 years of internal communications experience with global companies RBS and AkzoNobel, specialising in content creation and editing, communications planning, project management and media relations. Within British American Football, she has been chair of The East Kilbride Pirates since 2011 and a BAFA volunteer for many years – most recently as part of the BAFA registrations team. Amanda has already stepped up to cover elements of this role over recent weeks.
While she undertakes this role, Amanda will be stepping back from day-to-day BAFA registrations team activities but will continue to be involved in communicating the registrations process. She will report directly to BAFA Chair Nichole McCulloch.
Priorities over the coming months will be to put a communications team and governance processes in place, make sure announcements and information are communicated clearly and in a timely way and manage BAFA’s existing communications channels. In addition, Amanda will also be working towards a relaunch of the BAFA website to help it become a useful, up-to-date hub of information for our membership and external audiences.
As with a number of other temporary appointments, Amanda is taking on this role while a further review of BAFA’s structure is carried out to allow our sport to continue to move forward and to ensure BAFA volunteers can be happy and successful in their roles.
Look out for volunteer roles for the new BAFA communications team being advertised soon.