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The Sport and Recreation Alliance has named Emma Boggis as the new CEO of the organisation.
Emma Boggis joins the Alliance from the Cabinet Office, where she has most recently been head of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit.
The Legacy Unit was set up in 2012 to support Lord Sebastian Coe in his role as the Prime Minister’s Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador.
Her previous roles have also included Private Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Head of Mission in the British Embassy in Madrid.
Boggis replaces Tim Lamb in the post after he retired from the job in February 2014, with the role filled on an interim basis by the Alliance’s Sallie Barker.
"We are really pleased that Emma will be joining us to take the Alliance forward with our plans to continually modernise our services and be an effective voice for the sector,” said the Alliance Chairman Andy Reed.
"Emma has a proven track record in her work with the Legacy Unit and has impressed us all with her insight and experience.
"We are confident she will make an immediate impact when she starts in September."
Boggis has had a varied career in the civil service as well as in the military, starting out in the British Army where she had operational tours in Northern Ireland and Kosovo.
She is also a keen sportswoman – with a number of marathons and triathlons under her belt along with a few long distance cycle rides.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Alliance,” said Boggis.
"Working on the legacy from London 2012 has been a great privilege and experience and I am very happy to be able to continue to develop my association with sport in this new role.
"Sport has played an important part in my life so it is great to have the opportunity to work on behalf of the Alliance’s members to support them and the impact they have on others.
"I have already met some of the Alliance’s members through my work at the Legacy Unit but my first job will be to get to know the rest, to listen to their priorities and to set to work on making sure that we at the Alliance are doing everything we can to lead the sector and provide our members with the clear and independent voice that they want.”