Niels de Vos has been CEO of UK Athletics for over 10 years, which is the national governing body for athletics in Britain. Under his leadership, the organisation delivered the best Olympic and Paralympic performance in 50 years at the London 2012 Summer Games.

Niels has significant experience in the charity sector, most notably in a previous role as commercial general manager at the Millennium Experience. There, he conceived and created the Children’s Promise Appeal, helping to raise an impressive £20m for UK children’s charities.

Born and bred in Birmingham, Niels has held a number of executive and non-executive board roles, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham 2016 Ltd, the BID committee for the 2026 Commonwealth Games. He currently co-chairs the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships, which will see the UK city host the major athletics event.