Bill Sweeney, the Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has been elected to the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committee (EOC).
Having joined the BOA in 2013 Sweeney has overseen the organisation's development into a leading National Olympic Committee (NOC), including with it being recognised as NOC of the Year in 2016 at the prestigious Association of National Olympic Committees' Awards following the success of Team GB in Rio 2016.
As CEO Sweeney will lead Team GB for the third time at an Olympic Games as the organisation hopes to take a 60-strong delegation to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February.
Commenting on the election success, Sweeney said: "To earn the confidence of our European peers and be elected to the EOC Executive Board is a great honour.
"I hope to represent a modern outlook for the Olympic movement in Europe and position Olympic sports and, crucially, the athletes at the centre of our thinking."
Thomas Bach, the IOC President, congratulated Sweeney on his election to the EOC Executive Committee earlier today at the EOC General Assembly in Zagreb. Sweeney will serve an initial four year term.