"Jennie Price, a barrister by training, has been at Sport England since April 2007. Since joining as Chief Executive, she has successfully implemented a new strategic approach to investing in community sport, and a restructuring of the organisation to better deliver the new strategy. The sports bodies with which Sport England works now have a clear direction, linked to the outcomes of growing and sustaining regular participation, as well as nurturing talent. Jennie has a strong track record of working with Government, and in 2010 the incoming Coalition Government gave Sport England responsibility for designing and delivering the mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"Prior to joining Sport England, Jennie was the founding Chief Executive of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) which was established by Government in 2000 to improve the UK’s recycling performance and reduce waste. As part of WRAP’s work, she oversaw the delivery of one of the most successful consumer communication campaigns in the environmental field – Recycle Now - increasing the number of committed recyclers in England by five million people in just two years. Before heading WRAP, Jennie Price spent 17 years in the construction industry, first as a lawyer and then as Chief Executive of the Major Contractors Group and the Construction Confederation, two of the leading representative bodies for the UK construction industry.
"Her extensive senior management experience has been recognised in her appointment as a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management. She is also an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has written two text books on construction law."