Jersey Sport have today announced that their CEO, Catriona McAllister, will be moving on at the end of January 2024 after six and a half years in the role.
Steve Law, interim Chair of Jersey Sport, said “Jersey Sport is tremendously grateful to Catriona for the way she has led the organisation from the beginning and wish her every success as she moves on to a new challenge next year. From the beginning, Catriona’s knowledge, expertise and leadership in our sector has been incredible. We will work now to finalise the process for a replacement CEO and announce details shortly.”
CBO, who are a Guernsey-based consultancy have recruited Catriona to establish and lead their new office in Jersey. Philip Smith, CEO of CBO said “We’re delighted that Catriona will be our new Director to lead and nurture the growth of our Jersey office and we thank Jersey Sport for their support in this transition. With such a strong foundation of established relationships in Jersey, this expansion represents the long-awaited next chapter in our journey. We’re excited about forging new connections and working with both our longstanding and prospective clients.”
Catriona who was Jersey Sport’s first CEO commented “It has been a privilege to be CEO of Jersey Sport, working with a great team, Board and sports organisations who are committed to creating opportunities to play sport and be active. The decision to move on has not been easy, but the opportunity to lead a new consultancy office in Jersey provides an exciting opportunity to progress my career in a different direction. I would like to thank the team and the Board for their outstanding support during my time as CEO, and I will be looking to stay involved in sport on the island in a volunteer capacity as sport will always be a passion.”
Deputy Lucy Stephenson, Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, with responsibility for Sport, added, “I am incredibly grateful for the support and insight provided to me by Catriona since I took on this role. We have developed a very positive working relationship during that time and share many of the same aims and ambitions for sport in Jersey. I want to take this opportunity to thank Catriona for her years of service with Jersey Sport and while working for the government more widely and wish her all the very best in her new role.”