Experienced financial leader Sarah Wallace has today (Monday, 9 January 2023) joined the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the organisation’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Sarah, who previously worked in the sport sector for Virgin Sport, joins the BOA’s senior leadership team at an exciting time ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The BOA is an entirely independently funded organisation, reliant on its commercial revenues to take athletes to the Olympic Games. Joining from B2B media company Unleash Group, where she was CFO, Sarah will work closely with the BOA’s CEO Andy Anson to drive the organisation’s finances, which are crucial to the long-term success of the Olympic team and movement in the UK.
Sarah replaces David Glassey as CFO, following his departure after a successful eight-year career at the BOA.
Speaking of her appointment, Sarah said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the BOA as their new CFO. I’ve experienced first-hand the inspirational impact sporting events have on participants and spectators. With Paris 2024 on the horizon, the chance to be involved in supporting Team GB was too big an opportunity to turn down, and I cannot wait to get started.”
CEO, Andy Anson, added: “Sarah was the outstanding candidate, and she will bring both great expertise and her strong personality to the business. I’m looking forward to working with her in the coming years to ensure we can continue to support our outstanding athletes at Games-time, in the best possible way.
“I’d like to thank David Glassey for his hard work and dedication to the BOA. He leaves the organisation in great shape and with our very best wishes for the future.”