World Sailing Chief Executive Officer, Andy Hunt has notified the Board of Directors that he will be taking on a new role in International Sport in early 2020.
Hunt joined World Sailing in 2016 and was a former CEO of the British Olympic Association and a non-executive Director of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hunt's appointment was World Sailing's second CEO appointment within a year following the departure of Peter Sowrey after only six months in the job.
The Board considers that Andy has made an important contribution to the modernisation and commercial development of World Sailing, and the Board thanks Andy for his service during an intense and challenging period for World Sailing.
Andy Hunt commented, ''It has been a privilege to serve the sport of Sailing as CEO, and to work with such a talented team to move the sport forward over the past four years. I wish the sport every success in the future as it continues to grow the global participation and fan base."
Kim Andersen, World Sailing President, commented, "I would like to thank Andy for his unwavering commitment to the sport over the past few years and I wish Andy every success in his new role."
World Sailing has numerous ongoing activities in developing sailing worldwide, and the World Sailing Senior Management Team, the Executive Office staff and the Board are committed to continuing the momentum to build the sport.
The Board will commence a search for a successor shortly.