New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed

8th August 2019

New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed

Sue Storey has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Volleyball England following the announcement that Janet Inman will step down from the role.

Starting in November 2019, Sue joins Volleyball England from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) where she has been for the last 7½ years.

Bringing with her a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in sports ground safety, Sue has worked on both domestic and international projects and built relationships with partners including premier and football league clubs, national governing bodies of sport and World Cup and Olympic Games organising committees.

In addition, Sue is a non-executive director of the Active Partnerships Network, previously the County Sports Partnerships Network (CSP’s), where she plays an important role in supporting the organisation’s delivery of the government’s sport strategy, ‘Sporting Future’.

On her appointment, Sue said, “it is an honour and a pleasure to take on the role of leading Volleyball England as Chief Executive. I am passionate about sport and will tirelessly dedicate my time to growing volleyball with the aim of delivering the sport to the position of greatness it deserves.

“Volleyball England leads a great family of volleyball enthusiasts and I will continue to work in a collaborative and collective way with our members, partners and friends to ensure we maintain the excellent standards set, build on our current position and capitalise on the golden opportunities on the horizon.

“I would like to pay a huge tribute to Janet Inman whose stewardship and dedication has led the organisation through some very challenging times. I am delighted that Janet will still be around the volleyball family through her work with the Volleyball Foundation.”

Adam Walker chairman of Volleyball England said, “Following an extensive recruitment process, the Board and I am delighted that Sue has agreed to join the team in November. She brings a wealth of experience and passion to help Volleyball England to continue moving forward. We are all looking forward to working with her.”

Deputy CEO

In a restructure of the Senior Management Team (SMT), Sam Jamieson has also been appointed as Deputy CEO (DCEO) with an immediate start, joining Sue Storey (CEO) and Emma Clouston-Jones (Finance Controller).

“I'm really pleased and privileged to be able to support volleyball through the next phase of our journey as Deputy CEO,” said Sam, who has spent 5 years working for Volleyball England, including as Core Market Officer and a member of the SMT since 2017. “Together, we've come a long way over the last two years and I am looking forward to the upcoming challenge next year developing the strategy for the 2021-25 funding cycle, which will be vital to securing the sport's long-term sustainability. 

“I'm looking forward to working closely with the board, SMT and our key representatives in the working groups to take the sport on through the next stage of our development.”

New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed