EXCLUSIVE: Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson is contemplating quitting Yorkshire board after simply 5 months because of the membership’s failure to behave on ‘psychological well being disaster’ report
- Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson is conducting a ‘listening train’ at Yorkshire
- She has informed membership she’s going to stand down if suggestions are usually not acted upon
- Grey-Thompson queried Yorkshire’s plan to plead responsible to misconduct cost
Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson is contemplating quitting the Yorkshire Board, simply 5 months after her appointment, as a consequence of considerations in regards to the membership’s therapy of employees.
Sportsmail has realized the 53-year-old is conducting a ‘listening train’ after the county didn’t act on the findings of an exterior report they acquired final summer time, which concluded there was a ‘psychological well being disaster’ at Headingley.
Gray-Thompson was one in every of six new non-executive administrators as a part of governance reforms launched by chairman Lord Kamlesh Patel. However she has informed the membership she’s going to stand down if suggestions are usually not acted upon.
Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson (above) is contemplating quitting the Yorkshire Board
After talking to employees, she can also be understood to have queried Yorkshire’s plan to plead responsible to the ECB’s misconduct cost referring to their dealing with of Azeem Rafiq’s racism complaints.
Gray-Thompson’s departure could be a significant embarrassment for Yorkshire as she has turn into a hugely-respected administrator since her athletics profession, which introduced 11 Paralympic gold medals and 30 world information.
Grievances within the report included claims employees felt they weren’t listened to and that there was an absence of accountability and transparency from leaders.
Her departure could be a humiliation as she has turn into a revered administrator
Grey-Thompson queried Yorkshire’s plan to plead responsible to misconduct cost referring to their dealing with of Azeem Rafiq’s (above) racism complaints
A lot of the unhappiness stems from the best way Yorkshire sacked 16 employees members final December — most of whom have since acquired pay-offs for unfair dismissal — with a lot of those that remained afraid to precise their grievances.
Such emotions have been compounded final July when a senior Yorkshire determine informed employees it was time for them ‘to recover from it’ at a gathering.
Gray-Thompson and Yorkshire each declined to remark.