BOA appoints Hunt-Davis as 2012 Programme Manager
From the British Olympic Association
Ben Hunt-Davis joins the BOA as a full-time 2012 Programme Manager focusing on Project Leap, which aims to optimise Team GB’s performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Project Leap is a new initiative launched by the BOA to explore all of the implications of being the host nation team in 2012. This unique position creates both positive and negative influences and opportunities for Team GB. A dedicated project team has been created to ensure that this once in a lifetime opportunity for Britain’s athletes is optimised to its full potential. Hunt-Davis will lead this project team, drawing on both his own personal experience, and also that of the sports and other previous host nations around the world.
The BOA’s approach is about putting the needs of athletes first, and Hunt-Davis’s experience will be vital in that task. He attended three consecutive Olympic Games, beginning at Barcelona 1992, and culminating in claiming gold as part of the men’s eight at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Hunt-Davis also has valuable experience of working for the ‘Team behind the Team’. He was part of Team GB’s Headquarters operation at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where he helped to service the most successful British Olympic team for one hundred years. He also has strong business experience, having successfully set up and run his own company, Point8 Coaching.
In his new position, Hunt-Davis will engage with all summer Olympic sports through their National Governing Bodies and build strong relationships with them. He’ll be asked to develop initiatives that will build on the achievements of Team GB in Beijing, and lay the ground for further success in 2012.
BOA 2012 Programme Manager and Olympic gold medallist Ben Hunt-Davis commented:
“I’m really excited about this opportunity to work with the BOA. Having competed at three Olympic Games and worked as a volunteer at another I hope that my Olympic experience, combined with my business expertise, will enable me to make a real difference to the performance of Team GB in London in 2012.”