Vice-Chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA) Annamarie Phelps has reacted to the Queen’s Birthday Honours List following recognition for a number of members of the Olympic Movement.
Sally Munday, Chief Executive of England Hockey who will take up the CEO role at UK Sport later this year, is awarded an OBE for services to hockey. Jan Paterson, Chief Executive of the British Olympic Foundation and former Director of Olympic Relations at the BOA is awarded an OBE for services to Olympic sport and BOA Board Member and Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association Sarah Treseder is awarded an OBE for services to sport.
Of Sally Munday’s honour, Annamarie Phelps said: “This is fitting recognition for the hard work and dedication Sally has displayed during her tenure at hockey, which included the momentous gold medal for the women’s team in Rio and particularly her outstanding organising of the 2018 Women’s World Cup in London. This underlines why British sport is in good hands as she looks forward to taking on her role at UK Sport later this year.”
She continued: “Sarah Treseder is not only an important member of the sailing community, but of the British Olympic community too. However, it is her work in sailing and her capable stewardship of the Royal Yachting Association that is particularly impressive. Beyond these shores Sarah’s huge contribution to the International Sailing Federation and her dedication to improving every aspect of her sport is commendable and on behalf of the Olympic Movement in the UK we are delighted that she has been recognised with an OBE.
“Jan Paterson has spent an extraordinary 30 years dedicated to supporting Olympic athletes in particular, ensuring they remained at the very heart of the Olympic Movement, going about her work in exemplary fashion. She is one of the most prominent leaders within the sports industry, inspiring many female administrators and executives in her wake. Her work as the unpaid CEO of the British Olympic Foundation and her commitment to Olympism in the UK is unmatched.”
Elsewhere, National Director of the English Institute of Sport Nigel Walker is awarded an OBE for services to elite sport and Dr Peter Whitehead, Chief Medical Officer for British Equestrian, is awarded an MBE for services to equestrian sport science and medicine.
David Gill has been awarded a CBE for services to football, Major Events Director at UK Athletics Cherry Alexander an OBE for services to elite sport and Olympic gymnastics coach Martin Reddin is awarded an MBE for services to gymnastics.
There are also MBEs for the Shelley Kerr, the manager of the Scottish women’s national football team and Jayne Ludlow, who manages Wales’ women’s national football team.