The Youth Sport Trust has confirmed that Chief Executive John Steele is to leave the organisation at the end of the year.
John, who has been with the Youth Sport Trust since February 2012, is to take up a new role as Executive Director of Sport at Loughborough University.
Responding to the news Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, said: “There is of course never a good time for an organisation to lose a leader of John’s calibre, but he leaves the Youth Sport Trust in a strong position, with our portfolio of work extensive, and our future direction clear.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for John and will place him at the heart of new and exciting developments in student and high performance sport at the University. This is also good news for the Youth Sport Trust which is currently developing a long term partnership with Loughborough University.
“In John’s time with us, he has looked to review and improve the way that we work – undertaking a comprehensive Business Review process, which led to the introduction of our Strategic Plan 2013-18. I firmly believe this process has made us a stronger organisation.”
John Steele added:
“It has been an absolute honour to have led the Youth Sport Trust and to have been part of an organisation that is positively impacting on the lives of millions of young people.
“I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Youth Sport Trust team as a partner in the future, and wish all the team the very best of luck in their continued mission to change young people’s lives through sport.”
Source: Youth Sport Trust