Ex care boss gets Sport England job
The founder and former chief executive of one of the UKÂ¹s major care home operators has been appointed to a top sports post. Pat Carter started Westminster Health Care and built it into an operator with 12,000 employees before selling out to concentrate on other areas of interest. These have included acting as troubleshooter for the Commonwealth Games and Wembley. He is also a member of the productivity panel of the Treasury. Mr Carter has now been confirmed as the new chairman of Sport England, replacing ex-footballer Trevor Brooking. Sport England has had a troubled history, most recently because it has failed to ensure that the lottery money it has been given reaches the right areas quickly enough. Mr Carter will need all his famed financial and diplomatic skills if he is to turn the quango around, and make it a force for promoting sport, especially in socially deprived regions.