UKAD appoint Jane Rumble as CEO

24 Nov 2021

By: Sport Industry Group

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed that Jane Rumble will take up the position of Chief Executive in March 2022.

Rumble joins UKAD with extensive experience in the UK regulatory sector. As Change Director at Ofcom, Rumble leads their transformation work bringing about a significant change in digital skills and capabilities, and making sure Ofcom’s workforce reflects people and perspectives from across the whole of the UK.

Speaking on the announcement Rumble said: “UKAD plays a crucial role in protecting the integrity of sport. It is a huge privilege to be appointed as Chief Executive of UKAD and I look forward to leading the organisation to combat the threats to clean sport.”

On Jane Rumble’s appointment, Trevor Pearce, UKAD Chair said: “We are delighted to welcome Jane to UKAD and are excited for her to start in March and continue UKAD’s mission to protect sport.

“The challenges in sport regulation are complex and ever changing and in Jane, we have a new leader who will direct UKAD’s operations to tackle the biggest threats to clean sport.

“Jane brings a wealth of experience from the regulatory sector, most recently at Ofcom where she has led significant business change across many areas of their operations. Her experience in navigating complex stakeholder environments and working within an organisation accountable to the public will stand her in great stead as she takes on the role.”

Rumble replaces Nicole Sapstead, who stepped down in May after six years in the role.