Nicholl elected president of International Netball Federation
Liz Nicholl, until last week the chief executive of UK Sport, the national sports funding and administration body, has been elected president of the International Netball Federation.
Nicholl was the sole candidate at the INF Congress in Liverpool to succeed Molly Rhone, the Jamaican executive who has been in the post since 2003 but was not seeking re-election.
She will officially assume the role after the Netball World Cup in the English city finishes on 21 July. The tournament gets under way tomorrow.
Nicholl had been nominated by England Netball, the domestic governing body, for which she served as chief executive for 16 years before joining UK Sport in 1999, taking the chief executive role in 2010.
UK Sport announced last November that Nicholl would be stepping down in the summer of 2019 after nearly 20 years with the organisation, a period spanning 10 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Her final day at UK Sport was last Friday.
Clare Briegal, chief executive of the INF, said: “Liz is a great advocate for the sport and someone who will lead netball with vision and determination. I look forward to working with her and continuing the great work of the INF.”
Nicholl added: “Netball is changing the landscape of female sport and opening new opportunities around the world. With the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 now just over 48 hours away, together with other initiatives led by the INF, there are many exciting things to come.”