Emerson appointed London Marathon director

11 Jun 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

Nikki Emerson has been appointed a director of London Marathon Events following Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s decision to step down after ten years’ service.

During her international career, Emerson has raced over distances ranging from 100m to the marathon and represented Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and more recently represented Team England at Gold Coast 2018.

Emerson, who was recognised as a Sport Industry NextGen Leader in 2016, currently works for The Premier League as a business development manager.

Her previous experience also includes working for Commonwealth Games England, Liverpool Football Club and Tough Mudder.

Emerson replaces Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who won 11 Paralympic gold medals, set more than 30 world records and won the London Marathon six times between 1992 and 2002 during her career.

She became a Dame in 2005 and in 2010 was made a life peer. She currently sits on the board of Transport for London and the London Legacy Development Corporation, serves as patron of a number of charities and has been the Chancellor of Northumbria University since 2011. She also regularly commentates for BBC Sport.

Sir John Spurling, chairman of London Marathon Events Ltd, said: “We are hugely grateful to Tanni for all that she has done for London Marathon Events over the past decade and she will always be part of the London Marathon family. We welcome Nikki to the Board and look forward to all that she will bring to the development of London Marathon Events in the future.”