Andy has had a successful career in the media and sports industries and was appointed the BOA’s Chief Executive in 2019, having been a Board member since 2011. Prior to the BOA, Andy has previously been the Commercial Director for Manchester United, on the main Board of the company, and the Chief Executive of the ATP World Tour in Europe, where he was also Chairman of the ATP World Tour Finals.
He then led the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid as Chief Executive. Andy was also President of Fanatics International and CEO of Goals Soccer Centres PLC. Andy is also the current Chair of Lancashire Cricket Club. Earlier in his career, Andy worked for The Walt Disney Company in Burbank California, in a senior capacity within the successful Consumer Products division and spent time at Channel 4 TV, one of the UK’s leading network TV companies as Head of Strategy and MD of Channel 4’s digital media business. In 2022 Andy was recognised with an OBE for his services to sport.
The British Olympic Association (BOA)
The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The BOA selects ‘Team GB’ from the best athletes who will go on to compete in the 33 summer and seven winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting competition in the world.
The BOA was formed in 1905 in the House of Commons and at that time consisted of seven National Governing Body (NGB) members from the following sports: fencing, life-saving, cycling, skating, rowing, athletics, rugby, football and archery.
The BOA now includes as its members the 42 NGBs of each Olympic sport, both summer and winter. Great Britain is one of only five countries to have been represented at each summer Olympic Games since 1896 and Great Britain, France and Switzerland are the only countries to have been present at all Olympic Winter Games since 1924. Great Britain has also played host to three Olympic Games, each held in London in 1908, 1948 and 2012, making our capital the only city to have staged the Games on three separate occasions.
The BOA is one of 206 NOCs currently recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Their role is to lead the promotion of Olympism in accordance with the Olympic Charter, which details the philosophy, aims and traditions of the Olympic Movement.