New Head of Sport appointed

Suzanne Glavin, currently Head of Youth and Education at Sport England, has been appointed as the University's new Head of Sport.


In her current role, Suzanne has national responsibilities in the school, further education and higher education sectors.

“We’re delighted to have appointed Suzanne to become Head of Sport at the University,” says Stewart Ross, Director, Commercial and Campus Support Services.  “She brings with her a very wide range of experience at national level with governing bodies, sports charities and agencies and, of course, in her latest role in Sport England as Head of Youth and Education. Suzanne will lead our ambitious strategy to become the number one university for sporting experience in the UK higher education – we’re currently ranked fifth - and we feel sure she will help take Leeds to the next level in its sporting performance.”

Suzanne says: “I'm delighted to have been given the opportunity to undertake this exciting role. I very much believe that Sport and Physical Activity can impact significantly on an individual’s well-being, character and ability to succeed in life, be that academically or in a professional role. I'm looking forward to joining the team and to using my experience and skills to benefit students, staff and the local community. I'm also keen to contribute to the overall success of the University."

Suzanne has also worked as Director of Development at British Cycling, CEO of a volunteering trust, a leisure consultant and sports facilities manager.  She is an ex-international rugby player and has coaching experience. She will join the University in September.

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