Garnet Mackinder


Investment Partner, Sport England

Garnet Mackinder’s career began working for a small start up sports business before moving to a social enterprise and then on to the RFU. This gave her great insight into the sports sector and how different organisations work successfully. Garnet has had a successful career on the rugby pitch gaining two England 7s caps and played for both Saracens and Wasps in the Tyrells Premier 15s.

Garnet was working as an Investment Manager at Sport England where she assessed funding applications and recommended awards for community sports projects. Recently she has been promoted to Investment Partner where she will be accountable for external funding in the Core Market directorate and ensuring the decision making processes are followed, in addition to previous responsibilities.

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