As a swimmer, Di represented Great Britain for 10 years, during which time she competed in 2 Olympics, 3 Commonwealth and 3 European Games. As Britain's number one sprint 'freestyler', she became a co-world record holder, a European record holder and silver medallist and a Commonwealth Games Gold medallist.
Di brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Foundation having managed the Sports Development Department at Stockport MBC for 10 years. During this time, Di accepted a secondment to Sport England, where she directed the Inter Agency Project, Sports Plus. This became the genesis for the current School Sport Coordinator programmes which operate throughout the country. In more recent years, Di has worked for the Amateur Swimming Association as Director of Development.