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.