Dame Kelly Holmes Trust names new chief executive

Written by Matt Ritchie

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has announced Gail Scott-Spicer as its next chief executive officer.

Scott-Spicer’s experience includes leading Carers Trust as chief executive, and senior leadership experience within the youth sector at charities including The Scout Association and Catch 22.

Non-executive positions include an appointment as deputy chair of the Money Advice Trust and membership of a Charity Bank advisory panel.

The appointment is effective from 4 September. Scott-Spicer succeeds interim CEO Tracey Fletcher, who was appointed in June after Emma Atkins left following nine years at the charity.

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust chair Michael Kelly welcomed Scott-Spicer to the role.

“We had some truly exceptional candidates shortlisted as part of a widespread selection process, however Gail stood out for her passion and innovation which will be crucial towards us reaching our ambitious 2020 vision and goals.”

Scott-Spicer said she is delighted to be joining a charity whose trained workforce of hundreds of athletes is a vehicle for change in young people and communities.

“It will be a real privileged to work with this high performing group and continue to develop the support and training we offer them to benefit society through the Trust’s programmes,” she said.

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