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Chief Executive, UK Sport

Sally Munday has spent her entire career working in sport and joined UK Sport as CEO in September 2019, having held the same position at England and GB Hockey for the previous 10 years. In her first 12 months in the role she has helped to guide Olympic and Paralympic sport through an unprecedented period of change. Under her leadership, UK Sport secured financial support from Government to cover the extended Tokyo cycle, launched the Continuity Fund to help NGBs deal with the financial challenges created by Covid-19, while she also played a central role in developing the guidance for sports and athletes to return to training and competition.

During her time in hockey, Munday oversaw a golden era for the sport, with highlights including the Team GB women securing their first ever Olympic title at the Rio 2016 Games, the men’s team finishing in fourth place at London 2012, their best Olympic Games finish in a quarter of a century, the successful hosting of the Women’s Hockey World Cup in London in 2018 and a huge increase in participation in the sport since London 2012. Domestically while at hockey, she was also an active member of the NGB CEO Forum and internationally represented her worldwide peers (CEOs in hockey) on the FIH Pro League Management panel.

She has also held various other Board positions including as a Trustee for the charity the Youth Sport Trust, Non-Executive Director of the English Institute of Sport and a member of the Government’s Sports Business Council.

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