Former Watford Grammar School for Boys pupil Andy Hunt resigns as chief executive of British Olympic Association

Watford Observer: Andy Hunt. Picture: Action Images Andy Hunt. Picture: Action Images

Andy Hunt is standing down as chief executive of the British Olympic Stadium at the end of this month, it has been announced.

The Watford-born head of one of the most important organisations in British sport, who led Team GB to their best performance at an Olympics in more than a century at London 2012, says he will now be seeking another leadership role “with breadth and profile similar to the responsibilities I’ve fulfilled since 2008”.

The former Watford Grammar School for Boys pupil informed the BOA’s board of his decision today and in a statement on their website, said: “It has been an amazing four years leading the BOA as the host national Olympic committee for the London 2012 Games.

“I will always be proud to have led Team GB at a home Games and 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.”

The BOA has stated that it will not appoint an interim chief executive to replace Hunt but the management will work directly with chairman Lord Sebastian Coe.

He commented: “Team GB has the very best facilities, care and preparation for 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 Andy for the work he has done, and I wish him all the best in his next endeavour.”

As well as leading Team GB to their triumphant haul of 29 golds, 17 silvers and 19 bronze medals in his role as Chef de Mission, Hunt oversaw the relocation of the BOA to its central London headquarters and the modernisation of an organisation which is now at the forefront of British sport.

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