"Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."

Phil Jackson

Audit Working Group

The Audit Working Group ensures that SALSC is supported by all the necessary policies, procedures and protocols. This enables SALSC, although a voluntary association, is able to conduct itself in a professional manner and it is the work of the Audit Working Group (in partnership with the Finance and Marketing Directors) to ensure that SALSC is sustainable from a management perspective and appealing to external funding agencies (e.g. sportscotland and sponsors).

In addition, the Audit Working Group is responsible for overseeing SALSC’s responses to external consultations and political involvement from the Cross Party Working Group for Sport to meetings with the Minister for the Commonwealth Games and Sport.

The Audit Working Group meets quarterly and consists of three members from the Board of Directors in addition to a maximum of three volunteers to provide balance to the Group. The Group is supported by the services of the SALSC National Development Officer.

A full remit for the Audit Working Group can be viewed below. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer on one of SALSC’s working groups, please contact the National Development Officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page.


Audit Working Group for 2015-16

Working Group Remits November 2015


Audit Working Group Chair

Richard Kenney 

Club Sport Ettrick & Lauderdale

Elected Director (2014 -16)

Rick Kenney has worked in sport and leisure for 40 years working as the Director of Leisure Services at Inverclyde Council, CEO of JudoScotland and Sport & Recreation Manager with Scottish Borders Council, retiring in July 2011. As a volunteer Rick has been a member of local sports councils in Motherwell, Inverclyde, Hamilton and the Scottish Borders.

A qualified physical education teacher with an MBA degree, Rick is a former two-term Vice Chair of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland involved in the bid process for Glasgow 2014. Rick was Scottish Assistant General Team Manager at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and Melbourne 2006 and Depute General Team Manager at Manchester in 2006 and is currently Vice President of the Commonwealth Judo Association and Vice President of JudoScotland.

A 7th dan in judo, Rick is a former multiple Scottish and British Champion and competed for many years in both judo and wrestling. After retiring he coached many judoplayers over the years and was the Coach to the successful judo team at the Auckland Commonwealth Games in 1990.

Audit Working Group Members

Kenneth Ovens

Club Sport Berwickshire

Elected Director (2012-14)

Kenneth worked in Local Government for over 30 years spending his time in Internal Audit and Project Management.

Since retiring Kenneth has taken on a number of voluntary roles, many of which in a financial capacity, including the positions of Treasurer with Melrose Rugby Footbal Club; Director/Trustee of the Border Sport and Leisure (Finance Convenor since 2009) responsible for administering all sporting activities with the Borders Region; Treasurer of Berwickshire Sports Council for 10 years and Treasurer for SportsBorders for 6 years.

When not involved in the administration of sport, Kenneth likes to play golf, watch rugby, take part in quizzes and act as an Independent Auditor for a number of non-profit making organisations.

Elaine Oliver

Elaine first got involved with Perth and Kinross Sports Council over 10 years ago as part of her remit at work, as the Sports Council's administrator.  In 2007 she changed jobs and became a member of the Executive Committee.  Elaine then became Vice Chair, a post she only recently resigned from.  Although she does not have any particuar sport she has excelled in and has enjoyed being an actve spectator and participant in all the events the Sports Council have been involved with.  Elaine is looking forward to the the challenge of being an actve SALSC Board member.


Rona McCraw

East Fife Sports Council