Liz Nicholl to step down as CEO of UK Sport
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
The Silverstone Experience
c £25,000 pa
Silverstone, Towcester, UK
star job
Urban Retreat
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Doha, Qatar
Gulliver's Theme Park
Competitive Salary and Benefits
South Yorkshire, UK
star job
Center Parcs
£21,200 plus commission and amazing benefits
Wiltshire, UK
Edge Hill University
£34,189 to £38,460 per annum
Ormskirk, UK

Liz Nicholl to step down as CEO of UK Sport

Job opportunities
Mytime Active
£15,600 per annum
location: Bromley Region, United Kingdom
Edge Hill University
£34,189 to £38,460 per annum
location: Ormskirk, UK
University of Brighton
£26,243 to £29,515 pa
location: Falmer, Brighton, UK
more jobs

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has announced she will step down from the role in the summer of 2019.

Nicholl, who first joined UK Sport in 1999 – just two years after the organisation was established – said she was leaving the role to "focus on family and other interests".

Nicholl spent her first 10 years at UK Sport as director of elite sport, before becoming chief operating officer in 2009.

She was then appointed CEO in September 2010 after John Steele stepped down to become CEO of the Rugby Football Union.

During her nine-year tenure as CEO, Team GB has achieved historic performances at successive Olympic Games.

At London 2012, the team achieved 65 medals and finished third in the medal table. This was followed by an unprecedented second place in the medal table at Rio with 67 medals.

“It’s been a huge privilege to work with so many committed and talented athletes, coaches, leaders, partners and colleagues during my time at UK Sport," Nicholl said.

"I have shared a very special journey with everyone that has been part of our very successful high-performance system over the past 20 years.

"Our athletes are undoubtedly among the very best prepared and supported in the world and I am confident that we can continue to build on the successes of recent Games.

"The UK’s international reputation as an ambitious, innovative host of major and mega events delivered to quality standards is at an all-time high and enables us to showcase our successful British athletes.

"The UK is also leading the way in addressing sports governance and integrity challenges and we continue to contribute positively to sports policy and development around the world.

“None of this would have been possible without the fantastic support and that we have received from National Lottery players and from our government. Thank you for supporting us on this journey. I hope we have made you very proud.

“This really is the best job in sport and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am confident that it will attract some great applicants and my successor will find British sport in a good position to realise our vision of inspiring the nation in Tokyo and beyond.

In a statement, UK Sport said the search for a successor would begin imminently to allow for a "smooth transition and handover for Tokyo 2020 Games".

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has announced she will step down from the role in the summer of 2019.
SAR,PAC,PLY,WAT,SWM,PHR,PUB
THUMB29907_269525.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 38,446
22 Feb 2019
England rugby international James Haskell has become a gym franchisee, after opening a F45 functional training studio in Bath. The new studio will offer 45-minute ... More
22 Feb 2019
Breakdancing is among four new sports being proposed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Surfing, climbing and skateboarding are the other disciplines put ... More
22 Feb 2019
The first ever Community Leisure UK Awards will be held at The Lowry hotel in Manchester on 22 May 2019. Previously run under the Sporta ... More
21 Feb 2019
Steven Ward will step down from his role as ukactive CEO in April 2019, after more than 12 years with the organisation. Ward is leaving ... More
21 Feb 2019
Tourists, shoppers and commuters in Central London will be treated to a special Krispy Kreme experience in March, as the doughnut company opens a pop-up ... More
21 Feb 2019
Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym has appointed zynk Design to help with its roll out into the UK market. As design partner, zynk will oversee ... More
UK Active
UK Active
21 Feb 2019
Sport Ireland will invest €32m in national governing bodies, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network (LSP) during 2019. The funding – which ... More
20 Feb 2019
Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative increased by 5 per cent ... More
20 Feb 2019
London's National Gallery is attempting to crack the US market, appointing a licensing agency to develop a multi-tiered retail strategy for the institution. The museum ... More
20 Feb 2019
Tayto Park is planning to build a €14m (US$15.8m, £12.29m) steel rollercoaster, with the Irish theme park's management calling the new attraction "vital to the ... More
20 Feb 2019
Lisa Barden has been named as chair of the UK Spa Association (UKSA), after founding chairman Charlie Thompson announced he would be stepping down after ... More
20 Feb 2019
The latest venture from German wellness operator, Lanserhof, is scheduled to open in May at the Arts Club in London. Designed by Dusseldorf-based firm Ingenhoven ... More
Ridgeway Furniture
Ridgeway Furniture
19 Feb 2019
UK Sport reveals plans to relax 'no compromise' approach, Sensory Alliance launches to help get people with impairments more active, professor Sally Davies to give ... More
19 Feb 2019
Shaun Harvey has revealed plans to step down from his position as CEO of the EFL (English Football League) at the end of the season. ... More
20 Feb 2019
Homefield Grange, a luxury health and wellness resort in Northamptonshire, has unveiled a new £1.7m 'natural wellness' spa. Called the Living Well Spa, the new ... More
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
1 - 15 of 38,446
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Active IQ
Active IQ