Andy Hunt to step down as British Olympic Association chief
Andy Hunt announces that he will step down as chief executive of the British Olympic Association at the end of February
Andy Hunt has announced that he will step down as chief executive of the British Olympic Association at the end of February.
Hunt, who informed the BOA board of directors of his decision at a meeting on Wednesday, was also Chef de Mission for Team GB at the London 2012 Games.
“It has been an amazing four years leading the BOA as the host National Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Games,” said Hunt, who was named chief executive in 2008.
“I will always be proud to have led Team GB at a Home Games and of the fantastic performance of the team this summer and the way in which the BOA supported the athletes.
“Now that the Games are over, and the organisation’s strategy for the next four years is taking shape, the BOA’s responsibilities and the job of the CEO are different, and I feel it is the right time for me to move on to another leadership role with breadth and profile similar to the responsibilities I’ve fulfilled since 2008.”
Team GB won 65 medals at the London 2012 Games – 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze – and finished third in the medals table, to record the best performance by a British Olympic Team in over a century.
BOA chairman Lord Coe added: “Team GB had the very best facilities, care and preparation at the London 2012 Games thanks to the tireless efforts and passion of Andy Hunt and his team over the last four years.
“I know I speak on behalf of all Team GB athletes and the BOA Board when I say thank you to Andy for the work he has done, and I wish him all the best in his next endeavour.”