From Sport England
Jennie Price is to be new chief executive of Sport England. She will join the organisation in April 2007.
Price, a barrister by training, has extensive senior management experience in the private and public sectors and a track record of working with Government.
She is currently chief executive of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). This was established by Government in 2000 to improve the UKâ€™s recycling performance and reduce waste.
Price developed the strategic plan for the organisation and has grown it from an annual budget of Â£10 million to Â£80 million with a staff of over 200. As part of WRAPâ€™s work, she has overseen the delivery of one of the most successful consumer communication campaigns in the environmental field â€“ Recycle Now. This campaign has increased the number of committed recyclers in England by five million people over the last two years.