Alison Oliver to become interim chief executive

The Youth Sport Trust has appointed Alison Oliver as its Interim Chief Executive following the recent announcement that John Steele is to leave the Trust at the end of the year.

The Youth Sport Trust has appointed Alison Oliver as its Interim Chief Executive following the recent announcement that John Steele is to leave the Trust at the end of the year.

Alison will step up from her current role as Managing Director of the Youth Sport Trust whilst the organisation considers its long term management strategy.

Alison joined the Youth Sport Trust in 2004 as Implementation Director, working to establish the network of School Sport Partnerships. Prior to that she was the Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath and Director of Netball.

Before moving to the University of Bath, Alison was Head of PE at Millfield School, having started her career as a lecturer at the South East Essex VI College. 

Alison said:

"It is a privilege to take on the role of Interim Chief Executive and to lead such a talented team that is driving improvements in the quality of physical education and school sport. I am passionate about the work of the Youth Sport Trust and its dedication to improving the lives of young people and look forward to taking on this exciting challenge."

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, added:

"This is a well deserved opportunity for Alison who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. 2015 promises to be an important year for the Youth Sport Trust as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and I have every confidence that Alison is the right person to lead the organisation at this time."

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