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Jon Ridgeon appointed as CEO of IAAF

ANI  |  Monte Carlo [Monaco] 

The of Federations (IAAF) on Monday announced the appointment of as its new following approval by the on the first day of its Meeting in will take up the new role in March 2019.

Expressing happiness over his appointment as the claimed that this is his dream job.

"Having spent my life in sport, this is a dream job for me and I am absolutely thrilled. is my passion and I have devoted the vast majority of the last 20 years to creating successful commercial partnerships, developing new events that drive participation at both elite and grassroots levels, as well as leading organisations that deliver significant projects across the globe. I am delighted to be joining world at this exciting time and look forward to working with Seb, a strong team and all our member federations across the globe," said Ridgeon

He further expressed gratitude to the council, "My thanks, and that of the IAAF Council, go to Nigel Garfitt, who stepped in as acting in March this year and will continue to work with the organisation through to in in September 2019, to support Jon and ensure a smooth transition across the sport."

Speaking about the appointment, IAAF said: "I, and a number of the Members, have known Jon for many years and admired his passion, energy, and innovation in sport, particularly athletics. His experience in putting together great teams, running large successful companies, delivering top class events and bringing strong commercial partners into sport makes him the right choice for this role. I am delighted he has accepted the offer to join the organisation as we embark on further developing and growing the sport across the globe. The next three years, with two World Championships and an Olympic Games, will be an exciting and challenging time for our sport and we are confident that Jon has the right experience and to maximise the opportunities we have.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 04:50 IST