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UK Athletics seeking new CEO after Hyde Peters decision

UK Athletics (UKA) will be forced into opening a fresh search for a chief executive after announcing today (Monday) that Zara Hyde Peters will not take up the position as planned due to concerns raised over a safeguarding issue.

Hyde Peters was named as the new chief executive of the national governing body in August and had been due to take up her new position on December 1. However, The Times newspaper reported on Friday that her husband, Mike Peters, was barred by the Department of Education in 2012 only to be allowed to look after girls as young as 16 at Coventry Godiva Harriers club without a UKA licence.

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