New Chief Executive for Chance to Shine


Chance to Shine today (Tuesday 23 January) announces the appointment of Laura Cordingley as the charity’s new chief executive.

Laura is currently Assistant Director in the Mayor’s Office, responsible for Team London, volunteering and sport across the capital. From 2013-2017 she was Community Development Manager at the MCC, where she developed and delivered the club's community engagement strategy including its successful and enduring partnership with Chance to Shine. Earlier in her career, she held sports development roles at Durham City School Sports Partnership and Volleyball England. Laura previously played for and captained her country at netball.

KidsjumpingLaura will succeed Luke Swanson as Chance to Shine’s chief executive in April this year.

Chance to Shine’s Chairman Donald Brydon said:

“I am delighted that Laura is joining to take Chance to Shine on the next stage of its journey. All of us associated with Chance to Shine owe Luke a great deal for his leadership and the successful development of our programmes to inspire children to play and learn through cricket. Luke and the team have established a great platform for our future; Laura’s deep expertise in community sport and her commitment to educating children through cricket will be hugely important in our further development.”

Laura Cordingley said:

“I am thrilled to be joining Chance to Shine, an organisation that I have worked with and admired for some years now. It will be a privilege to lead such a successful, well-respected charity. I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead at a time of significant change and tremendous opportunity both for cricket and the wider sport-for-development sector.”