21 December 2021 – Podium Analytics (“Podium”), the NGO and charity founded by Ron Dennis CBE, which is committed to reducing injury in sport, has appointed international sports administrator and former tennis player Debbie Jevans CBE as a Special Advisor for Sport.
Debbie has been appointed to support the Podium leadership team in its collaboration with sports governing bodies and other sports organisations and joins alongside Special Advisor Gregor Henderson, the former Director of Mental Health for Public Health England, who advises on mental health and wellbeing.
Commenting on her appointment, Debbie Jevans, said: “I am truly passionate about sports and believe strongly about ensuring that we create an environment which is safe and inclusive and allows athletes to perform and progress to the best of their abilities. For that reason, I am delighted to be joining Podium Analytics and am looking forward to working with the team there and sports organisations across the country to help make this happen.”
Andy Hunt, CEO of Podium Analytics, said: “We are delighted to welcome Debbie as a Special Advisor to our fast-growing team. She is highly respected in the sports world and I am confident that we will benefit significantly from her deep industry experience and insights.”
Debbie is an international sports leader and has held a number of leadership roles within high-profile sports organisations, including CEO of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Head of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid. Debbie currently sits on the Board of All England Lawn Tennis Club and Wimbledon Championships and is a Senior Non-Executive Director at the English Football League (EFL), having previously serving as Chair. A Trustee of the Invictus Games Foundation and the EFL Trust, Debbie was the first woman in Olympic history to be appointed Director of Sport for an Olympic Games Organising Committee when appointed to this role for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. She was awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for her services to Sport and the Olympics.