Chief Executive – Sport England
Jennie Price, a barrister by training, has been Chief Executive of Sport England since April 2007.
Under her leadership, Sport England has seen the number of people regularly participating in sport grow by 1.6m since London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2016 the organisation broadened its scope to invest in the wider outcomes sport can deliver such as mental wellbeing, individual development and community integration.
Jennie also led the team that commissioned the multi-award winning This Girl Can Campaign, which has received widespread support and has encouraged over 2m women and girls to become more active.
Before joining Sport England, Jennie was the founding Chief Executive of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) which oversaw an increase in the UK’s domestic recycling rate from 13% to over 30%. She joined WRAP from the private sector, where she spent 17 years in the construction industry, first as a lawyer and then as Chief Executive of the Major Contractors Group and the Construction Confederation.
Jennie is also the first independent Chair of the Youth United Foundation, whose Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.
She is a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management and has two honorary Doctorates.
Jennie received a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017 for services to sport, especially increasing women and girls’ participation in sport.