Jersey Sport appoints first chief executive

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CATRIONA MCALLISTER, one of the most highly regarded senior figures in Scottish sport, has been confirmed as Jersey Sport’s first chief executive officer.

The Scot was selected as the successful candidate following a recruitment process overseen by the States’ Appointments Commission, and moves to the Island having left her position as CEO of Oriam, Scotland’s brand-new state-of-the-art sports performance centre.

During her four years in her previous role, former Heriot Watt University deputy director of sport McAllister led the £33 million project – to build a national performance centre – from the bid stage, through construction and operation. The facility was completed in Edinburgh in August 2016.

Jersey Sport is the new independent body which will take on responsibility for the development of sport and physical activity in the Island, subject to formal agreement by the States. In all, no fewer than 119 candidates applied for the position, with McAllister emerging from an ultimate shortlist of three.

Full report in Friday's JEP.

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