Former CEO and Chef de Mission Simon Clegg leaves the BOA

The British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced that its former Chief Executive and Chef de Mission Simon Clegg is leaving the organisation with immediate effect after 20 years service.

During his career at the BOA Simon has managed British athletes at the last twelve Olympic and Olympic Winter Games, the most recent six as Team GB’s Chef de Mission, culminating in leading our most successful team for 100 years to Beijing this summer.

Clegg, describing his decision to leave, said: "Now is the right time for both myself and the BOA to move on to new challenges and to allow others to build on the success which has been achieved. It has been a huge privilege to manage our country’s finest athletes in this environment on so many occasions; I hope that in some small way I have helped to contribute to any success they have achieved. This has not been an easy decision but I know that it is the right one."

Sir Steven Redgrave CBE, BOA Vice President and five time Olympic gold medallist added his tribute to Simon: "Simon’s vision, understanding and attention to detail have consistently provided Team GB athletes with a real competitive advantage at the Olympic Games. I’ve known him for over 20 years and I know that I speak for many athletes, both medallists and non medallists, when I say that his support, encouragement and athlete focussed management style will be difficult to replace.  He has played an important part in our lives and we are sure that he will go on to achieve future success in whatever path he chooses."

The full story can be found at the British Olympic Association website