UK Sport Welcomes Sally Munday As Its New Chief

May 8, 2019

UK Sport has roped in chief executive of England Hockey,Sally Munday as its new head.

She worked at England Hockey for 10 years and will replace Liz Nicholl as UK Sport chief executive.

Munday said: “I know from personal experience that the UK Sport team have played such a key role in supporting the National Governing Bodies and their athletes in what has been an unprecedented period of success both in terms of medals and bringing major sporting events to this country.

“I am extremely excited to join UK Sport at this particular time, not only in the lead in to Tokyo 2020 but also the opportunity to implement the new UK Sport strategy leading to Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024.”

Nicholl said: “She is highly respected in the industry, has experience across all areas of our business and will be able to build on the success of UK Sport and the high-performance system to date and drive the delivery of the new strategy. I look forward to working with her over the coming months to enable a smooth transition.”

Dame Katherine Grainger, chair of UK Sport, said: “Sally has led a sport that’s not only excelled on and off the field of play at elite and grassroots level, but also delivered an impact both domestically and internationally.Her expertise and strong leadership will be invaluable as well as her passion and vision.”