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Liz Nicholl CBE

CEO, UK Sport 

Having joined UK Sport in 1999, Liz has played a pioneering role in the development of the elite sport system in the UK. For ten years Liz led the work of UK Sport’s Performance Directorate, through the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympic and Paralympic cycles, as the Director of Elite Sport. Liz became the Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and was then appointed to the CEO role in September 2010. Liz is also a former international netball player, and Chief Executive of England Netball for 16 years, including a period as Championship Director of a World Netball Championship.