Change of roles within UK Sport to support performance ambitionSubscribe
UK Sport 15 January 2009
Liz Nicholl has today been appointed Chief Operating Officer at UK Sport, whilst Peter Keen becomes the Performance Director. The changes have been brought about by a Strategic Review looking to ensure the organization is fully focused on its performance ambitions and priorities and using existing resources to maximum effect.
Liz Nicholl will now lead the work ensuring that UK Sport’s overall investment, governance and operational relationships with national governing bodies and other sports partners are as effective and efficient as possible. Following the departure of International Director John Scott last year she is also taking responsibility for the World Class Events programme, ensuring that it too dovetails more closely with the wider performance strategy.
Peter Keen will now lead work supporting the active delivery of Mission 2012 and UK Sport’s performance ambitions, including the Performance Advisor team and delivery of vital performance programmes around the likes of talent ID, research and development and CPD within the system. Liz will be working with Peter on this and leading the M2012 Paralympic strategy.
John Steele, Chief Executive of UK Sport, said: “We are lucky that in Liz and Pete we have two individuals not only of exceptional experience and calibre but also performance people through and through.
“The changes announced today are part of UK Sport ensuring that we are organised in such a way that best utilises our team and resources in what is an increasingly challenging environment. In this way, we can best support athletes and coaches leading up to 2012."