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UK Sport names Munday as new chief executive

Sally Munday MBE has been appointed as the new chief executive of UK Sport, the body that oversees the investment of public and National Lottery money into British Olympic and Paralympic sport.

Munday will join the organisation from England and GB Hockey, where she served as chief executive for 10 years. While at England and GB Hockey, Munday oversaw a successful period for the sport with the Team GB women’s team securing Olympic gold at Rio 2016 and the men’s team finishing fourth at London 2012.

Munday will take up her new role in the autumn. Current chief executive Liz Nicholl will stand down in July, with a member of the UK Sport team to be appointed on an interim basis as the accountable officer until Munday starts. Nicholl last year announced her plans to step down after nine years as chief executive of the body.

Munday said: “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.

“I love the ambition of the new strategy; both in continuing to support our athletes to light up the stage to make our nation proud, but also realising the social and community impact that is possible through our Olympic and Paralympic role models and the work that they and our National Governing Bodies can do.”