Search process continuing to appoint new British Swimming CEO

28 Oct 2022

The process to recruit British Swimming's new permanent Chief Executive Officer is progressing, with high-calibre candidates now able to express their interest following the publication of the official job advert and candidate pack.

Twenty months out from the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and with a home Para Swimming World Championships on the horizon in July 2023, British Swimming are looking to appoint a CEO who is not only capable of continuing the organisation's recent levels of success, but also has the vision and ambition to look beyond this and help shape and then deliver our next strategic plan, onwards from 2024.

A full rundown of the job advert - which talks about "looking to identify an individual capable of providing high-quality, visible organisational leadership with the gravitas to exert influence across a range of national and international stakeholders" - is now available here, alongside the relevant candidate pack and information on registering an interest and setting up an initial, confidential discussion. 

British Swimming are aiming to permanently fill the vacancy left by previous Chief Executive Jack Buckner, who stepped down in June 2022 to join UK Athletics, following a hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic performance at Tokyo 2020 and after half-a-decade at the helm. Ash Cox, who has been with British Swimming since 2014, has been Interim CEO since May, when he began a transition period alongside Buckner, and he has been working with the British Swimming Board and new Chair Karen Webb Moss throughout the recruitment process to date.