England Netball chief executive to stand down after ten years with organisation

Joanna Adams has been a part of England Netball for a decade (PA Images)
15:44pm, Mon 05 Aug 2019
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Joanna Adams will step down from her role as chief executive of England Netball in the Autumn after ten years with the organisation.

The news comes shortly after the country hosted the World Cup in which they were knocked out in the semi-finals by the eventual winners New Zealand.

As well as being a major part of the World Cup coming to British shores, Adams also boasts the honour of being CEO at the time of England's Commonwealth Games victory in Australia in 2018.

She is leaving to become the first chief commercial officer at the London Legacy Development Corporation, a job that will attempt to ensure the regeneration of east London and maintenance of the Olympic legacy.

The chairman of England Netball, Colin Povey, has said the governing body is already searching for a successor.

An announcement that Adams will be departing her post comes just two weeks after head coach Tracy Neville took charge of her final game in the victory over South Africa in the third-place play-off.

It was confirmed only a few days after the World Cup that Jess Thirlby would be taking over from Neville.