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Holl Appointed to UK Athletics Role

Nigel Holl


12 May 2016

UK Athletics has confirmed that Nigel Holl, has been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Strategy and Partnerships following a six year stint as the Head of Scottish Athletics.

The role, will focus on coordinating UKA strategy for domestic athletics, in close partnership with the Home Country Federations and UKA board on key strategic issues relating to strategic prioritisation, investment and partnerships.

Holl has held a part time post working as a head of strategy since July 2015 on a part time basis alongside his role of CEO at Scottish Athletics. Since his appointment in 2010, membership figures have risen by 51 percent from the 8070 to 12,000 recorded this month.

Holl said: 'I have been extremely fortunate to have played the role that I have during such an exciting time for athletics in Scotland,' he said.

'I hope I can take everything I have been fortunate to learn from Scottish Athletics into this new role with UKA.  I really don’t see it as leaving – I see it as taking a new role where I hope I can still provide positive influence to benefit athletes, coaches, clubs, officials, volunteers, staff and Board members across Scotland and other home nations.'

Niels de Vos, UK Athletics Chief Executive said:

“I am delighted to welcome Nigel to this role in a full time capacity.

“The next few years for athletics in the UK are crucial with us staging major championships in 2017, 18 and 19.

“It is vital that the domestic picture and strategic overview for the sport through to 2020 is focussed on and Nigel has proven he has the energy and expertise to really develop this opportunity for the wider sport.”