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UK Sport has announced the names of the 16 events professionals chosen to take part in the inaugural Event Leaders Programme. The candidates have come through a competitive application process which began in March.

The Event Leaders Programme will provide participants with an opportunity to build leadership skills, learn new approaches, consider the ethical challenges major events engender, and understand how to apply and embed new skills in the context of their own events.

Rachel Dulai, one of the candidates chosen, said: “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of the Event Leaders Programme, particularly from such a well-respected and world leading organisation as UK Sport – it just had to be seized! I hope to take inspiration from mentors and share and learn from the rest of the cohort.”

Read more in our latest edition at HEN – June 2021 – Hospitality and Events North