Hughes takes up role as Chief Executive of London Youth Games Foundation

18:00 29 December 2014

New London Youth Games Chief Executive Jon Hughes. Pic: London Youth Games

New London Youth Games Chief Executive Jon Hughes. Pic: London Youth Games


New Chief Executive for London Youth Games.

Jon Hughes has been appointed Chief Executive of the London Youth Games Foundation and will officially take up his duties in the new year.

Hughes is a former Head of Sport at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and is also a trustee and board member of StreetGames – a leading UK charity for delivering sport to children from underprivileged communities.

He was also a trustee and Interim Chair of Active Sussex and since 2011, has held senior roles at the Home Office as Head of Police Pay and Conditions and more recently as Head of Immigration Enforcement Strategy.

On the appointment, London Youth Games Foundation Chairman Mark Campbell, said: “We are delighted to have recruited Jon to join the team at London Youth Games.

“His skills and experience in sport and government relations will be invaluable for providing the type of leadership needed in the coming years. With over 100,000 participants and 3,000 volunteers we are now firmly established as Europe’s largest annual youth sport event.

“I am excited at the prospect of working with Jon and the rest of the London Youth Games team to build on our success and embark on the next stage of our development.”

And on taking up the position, Jon Hughes said: “London Youth Games plays a key role in the London sporting landscape and I am proud and excited to have been chosen as the new Chief Executive.

“I am hugely looking forward to being part of the team as it continues to develop and improve the way it provides a high quality sporting experience for young people from across the Capital.”

The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sports event and is driving the legacy for increased participation in competitive sport for young Londoners. Over 100,000 young Londoners take part annually in the London Youth Games. The event, which first took place in 1977 at Crystal Palace, passed its one millionth participant in 2014.

To find out more about the competing or volunteering at London Youth Games, visit or follow @ldnyouthgames on Twitter.


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