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Harinie Wijeweera

Head of People, Finance and Operations

Harinie, a Sri Lankan woman with short brown hair, smiling

Harinie Wijeweera

Head of People, Finance and Operations

Harinie is our people magician and has had a long career devoted to social change, working and volunteering in multiple charities since her childhood in Sri Lanka.

As Chartered Financial Analyst, Harinie has a strong financial background and is responsible for all our financial, operational and human resources and is also one of our finest advocates.

Her passion is driven by our belief that when sport includes women and girls it helps to tackle gendered economic and health inequalities, but most importantly it will create a better society for all.

Harinie’s parents instilled in her strong values and yet never imagined, as a girl, that she might be part of the sports sector! Now a fitness advocate and absolutely convinced that Strong is Not a Size, Harinie is championing the culture that we want to see.

She believes everyone needs to be met where they’re at, treated with respect and understood so that we can ensure they feel they can belong, whether in society, sport or in the House of Sport where our office is based!

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Say hello to our small but mighty team, creating change across the sector to encourage women and girls into sport.

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Women in Sport was founded in 1984 and has spent the last four decades raising awareness and campaigning for change in women's sport.