Chief executive to leave Sport England

Jennie Price is to leave Sport England after more than a decade as chief executive

15 May 2018 News

After 11 years at the helm, Jennie Price will leave her role as Chief Executive of Sport England in November.

Jennie has led us through a remarkable transformation including the development of our new strategy, Towards an Active Nation, which is now firmly established.

She personally led the team responsible for the multi-award winning This Girl Can campaign to help women and girls get active.

And, during her tenure as chief executive, the number of people regularly taking part in sport has grown by 1.6 million people since London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

I have been very privileged to lead Sport England for more than a decade

Jennie Price, Sport England Chief Executive

She is leaving to pursue a portfolio of projects, including her longstanding work with the Cranfield School of Management and her Chairmanship of the Youth United Foundation, the charity supporting uniformed youth organisations whose Patron is the Prince of Wales.

Nick Bitel, Chair of Sport England, said: “Sport England is deeply indebted to Jennie for all that she has done, not only for Sport England but the wider sporting community over the years.

“During her tenure, Sport England has gone from strength to strength achieving considerable growth in participation and is now highly regarded both nationally and internationally.

“She will leave the organisation with a firmly-established strategy and a strong leadership team in place to continue its delivery. It has been a pleasure working with Jennie and I wish her all the best for the future.”

Jennie said: “I have been very privileged to lead Sport England for more than a decade.

“Sport and physical activity is a powerful force for good and I am proud to have worked on opening it up to a wider group of people, especially women and girls through This Girl Can.”

Sport England has appointed SRi Executive, which is a specialist sports executive search firm, to lead the search for Jennie’s replacement.