Janet Inman to step down as CEO

11th June 2019

Janet Inman to step down as CEO

Janet Inman will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Volleyball England at the end of October 2019, after three years at the helm.

The Volleyball England chair Adam Walker was quick to thank Janet for all her hard work after she decided to step down from the role. He said: 

"Working with Janet has been a privilege and a pleasure and I will miss both her professional and personal qualities in equal measure. Over the last three years, Janet has confronted every challenge, and there have been a number, with courage, professionalism and humility. In every instance Janet has always put the needs of the sport above her own. Although Janet would never look for praise I am going to give it anyway. Volleyball England together with the wider sport have benefited from a superb CEO. Janet has added value in every aspect and should be very proud of the part she has played.

"Although she is stepping down as CEO she won’t be leaving us completely and will continue to support the Volleyball England Foundation to develop and grow.

"Over more years than I’m sure she would like to admit, Janet has supported the volleyball family in so many different roles, as a coach, referee, national safeguarding lead, Cadet team manager, County and Regional Chair, Commission President and a member of the Board. Now the organisation is back on track she feels it’s time hand over the leadership of the organisation to someone who will support the development and delivery of the next strategic plan.

"I personally want to thank Janet for the support and kindness she has shown me since taking over as chair. It has been a pleasure working alongside her and the rest of the Volleyball England Team. Whilst I’m sad to bid her farewell, as she starts a new chapter in her life, I sincerely wish her continued success in all she does in the future." 

As well as this giving her more time to prioritise other commitments, Janet will remain a firm part of the volleyball community and already has plans to support the sport at the grassroots level.

“It has been a real pleasure supporting volleyball over the last three years,” said Janet. “Making the decision to go was really difficult but I know it is the right decision for me and for volleyball. I’m looking forward to time with the family, especially my three-year old grand-daughter, travelling and settling into our new house and local community.

“I would like to thank the staff, Board and volleyball community for all their support, it has been a real pleasure working alongside you all.”

Janet Inman to step down as CEO