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BOA BOARD MEMBERS

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    HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL – PRESIDENT

    HRH Princess Royal has been the President of the British Olympic Association (BOA) since 1983.The Princess Royal won two silver medals in 1975 and one gold medal in 1971 at the European Eventing Championships and competed in the Olympic Games, in Montreal 1976. The Princess Royal has been an IOC Member since her appointment in 1988.

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    LORD SEBASTIAN COE – CHAIRMAN

    A highly respected international sport leader who was the driving force behind the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Lord Sebastian Coe was elected as Chairman of the British Olympic Association on 7th November 2012. He also serves as Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), having previously been Chairman of the London 2012 bid company.

    Seb is a double Olympic Champion and 12-time world record holder in athletics. He won gold in the 1500m and silver in the 800m at both the Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 Games. He retired from competitive athletics in 1990 and became a Conservative MP and Private Secretary to William Hague. In 2002 he was made a Peer – Lord Coe of Ranmore. He received a knighthood in the 2006 New Year's Honours List.

    Seb is also a Vice-President of the International Association of Athletics, Chair of the Sport Honours Committee and is the Prime Minister's Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Ambassador.

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    DAVID HEMERY – VICE CHAIRMAN

    David is a former British athlete who won gold in the 400m Hurdles at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games, along with a silver and bronze medal in the 4x400m relay and 400m Hurdles respectively in Munich 1972. In 1998 he was elected as the first president of UK Athletics, a position he held until 2003.

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    BILL SWEENEY – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Bill Sweeney joined the British Olympic Association as Chief Executive Officer in November 2013. A highly accomplished sports business executive with more than 25 years’ experience developing some of the most recognised and successful brands in sport, Bill is responsible for directing the day-to-day activities of the BOA, including overseeing preparations for all summer and winter Olympic Games and the many other international, multi-sport events in which Team GB competes.

    A versatile athlete, Bill represented and captained his English Universities UAU football side and played rugby for Aberdeenshire and Roslyn Park. He is also an accomplished golfer and skier.

NGB REPRESENTATIVES

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    DAVID SPARKES

    David is currently the CEO of British Swimming. He was elected to the BOA Board in October 2009. David is also the General Secretary of LEN.

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    NIELS DE VOS

    Niels became Chief Executive of UK Athletics in 2007. Prior to that, he was the CEO of the Sale Sharks Rugby Union Club and was Commercial Director for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Niels was elected to the BOA Board in October 2009 and is currently the CEO of London 2017 World Athletics Championships.

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    RICHARD LEMAN

    Richard is a former British hockey player who was a member of the bronze medal winning team at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and the gold medal winning team at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. That team remain the only British team to date to win a gold medal in hockey. He became President of the Great Britain Hockey Board in January 2008. Richard was elected to the BOA Board in March 2007.

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    SARAH TRESEDER

    Sarah became Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association in 2010. Sarah was elected to the BOA Board in November 2011.

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    HEW CHALMERS

    Hew has been a director of British Curling Ltd since its inception. He was Great Britain Olympic Team Manager in 2002, Team Co-ordinator in 2006 and Women’s Team Manager for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He has considerable experience of high performance sport having coached national teams to medal success at European and World Curling Championships. Hew was elected to the BOA Board in November 2010 and in 2014 was elected to the World Curling Federation executive board.

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    BEN HAWES – CHAIR OF BOA ATHLETES’ COMMISSION

    Ben Hawes is Chairman of the British Olympic Association Athletes' Commission, representing British Olympic Athletes on the BOA Board. He was elected in 2015 after serving on the Commission for four years.

    A three-time Olympian and former Team GB field hockey captain,  Ben first competed for Team GB at Athens 2004 before captaining the side four years later in Beijing. His final Olympic outing was at London 2012 before retiring in 2013 with 99 GB caps to his name, in addition to 128 caps for England.

    Ben works at the InterContinental Hotels Group as Brand Partnerships Manager, Europe.

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    SIMON CLEGG

    Simon Clegg CBE is one of the UK’s most experienced sports businessmen and leaders. He is presently the Chief Operating Officer of the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan as well as being Chairman of Great Britain Badminton. He is a former Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association, Ipswich Town Football Club and a European Youth Olympic Festival and well as managing the British Biathlon Team and British athletes at 12 Olympic and Olympic Winter Games, six as Team GB’s Chef de Mission. He was a board director of the London 2012 bid and Organising Committees.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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    ANDY ANSON

    Andy has had successful career in the media, and sports industries. He is currently Chief Executive of Kitbag, a global online sports retailer. He has also been the Commercial Director for Manchester United, on the main Board of the Company, the Chief Executive of the ATP World Tour in Europe and led the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid as Chief Executive. He is also a non-executive Director of UTV Media Plc.

    Andy previously worked at The Walt Disney Company in Burbank California, in a senior capacity within the successful Consumer Products division and spent time at Channel 4 as Head of Strategy and MD of Channel 4’s digital media business in the UK, where he worked on new business opportunities such as E4 and FilmFour.

    He joined the BOA Board as a non-executive Director in May 2011.

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    DAVID ROSS

    David is Chair of the Nottingham University Development Committee and Chair of the David Ross Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise which funds, amongst other things, the David Ross Education Trust’s 29 academy schools in the East midlands. Previously, David was the co-founder and Deputy Chairman of the Carphone Warehouse from 1991 through to 2008. He is the current Chairman of the BOA Audit Committee, and joined the BOA Board as a non-executive Director in June 2011.

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    TERRY MILLER

    Terry Miller OBE was General Counsel at The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) and was awarded Legal Business Lawyer of the Year 2013 and appointed an OBE in that same year in recognition of her work at LOCOG. Prior to joining LOCOG, Terry was the International General Counsel at Goldman Sachs International. Terry joined the BOA Board as a non-executive Director in June 2014 and is chairman of the Remuneration Committee. She is also a trustee of the Invictus Games Foundation and holds various other non-executive directorships.

IOC MEMBERS

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    SIR PHIL CRAVEN

    Phil is a five-time Paralympian from 1972 – 1988, who represented Great Britain in Wheelchair Basketball and Swimming. He is currently the President of the International Paralympic Committee, a position he has held since being elected in 2001.

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    SIR CRAIG REEDIE

    Craig became Chairman of the British Olympic Association in 1992, where he served for more than a decade before retiring in 2005. Previously, he was a successful Badminton player at national and international level from 1962 – 1970, before becoming involved in the administration of the sport as President of the International Badminton Federation. Craig is also a member of the IOC Executive Board.

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    ADAM PENGILLY

    Adam is a former international bobsleigh and skeleton athlete. He has been a member of Team GB at the Olympic Winter Games on three occasions – initially as a bobsleigh coach in 2002, and then as a skeleton athlete in 2006 and 2010. He won the silver medal at the World Championships in 2009 and was elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission by fellow Olympians at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where he became an IOC Member and sits on several IOC Commissions as well as the WADA Foundation Board. He was also elected to the post of Vice President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation in 2014. Professionally, Adam works in an advisory role consulting in sport performance and governance.

HONORARY MEMBERS

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    ALBERT WOODS – LIFE VICE PRESIDENT

    Albert is the President of the European Canoe Association and the President of the British Canoe Union, where he is Chairman of the World Class Management Group. Albert started canoeing aged 17 and went on to compete with the British Canoe Slalom and Wildwater teams.

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    DAME DI ELLIS - LIFE VICE PRESIDENT

    Di is the Chairman of the British Rowing Association. Before taking on the role in 1989, Di was a successful rower at international level. Di was elected to the BOA Board in December 1997.

OBSERVERS

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    JOHN JAMES

    John is currently the Chairman of the British Olympic Foundation. Previously, he was the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Association for many years until his retirement in 2003. John was also President of Tennis Europe, and acted as ITF Technical Delegate for Tennis for three Olympic Games.

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    DICK PALMER – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

    Dick was appointed Deputy General Secretary of the British Olympic Association in 1975, and General Secretary in 1977 – a position he remained in until his retirement in 1997. He was Chef de Mission of the Great Britain Team at 10 Olympic Games (Summer & Winter) and for England’s Commonwealth Games Team at 3 Games.