Jon Wyatt hockey
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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the appointment of Jon Wyatt as Sport and Development Director, who will take up his position in the FIH Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 2018.

The Olympian earned 195 caps for England and Great Britain during a successful career in which he captained both teams.

Jon participated in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics before captaining Great Britain at the Sydney 2000 Games. He also took part in two World Cups (Utrecht 1998 and Kuala Lumpur 2002), four Hockey Champions Trophies (Berlin 1995, Brisbane 1999, Amstelveen 2000 and Rotterdam 2001), two European Championships, winning a bronze medal on both occasions (Dublin 1995 and Padova 1999) and two Commonwealth Games, in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 where he won bronze, and in Manchester in 2002. At club level he also captained Reading Hockey Club to a European Club Champions Cup victory in 2003.

Following his career as an athlete he joined Lighthouse Communications who were then acquired by sports marketing agency Fast Track, and subsequently CSM. As Managing Director of Fast Track, he led a team of 50 in the London office and was responsible for implementing their global strategy overseas. He also managed the development and roll out of Fast Track’s client servicing and account management strategy.

During this time, Jon gained extensive experience in sports marketing, working with brands and sporting bodies in the build up to, and during, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup, as well as with the English Premier League and the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013.

He is leaving his current role as Commercial Director of the Event Rider Masters (ERM), an Olympic level international equestrian series. There he was responsible for contracting events and venues, centralising commercial rights, promoting them through digital and linear TV platforms and commercialising them by bringing in international brands as sponsors.

In addition to his business commitments, Jon devotes time to charitable causes. He is an Ambassador for Access Sport, a UK based charity providing sporting facilities and inspiration for children. He has also taken on a number of fundraising activities which have included climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as well as participating in the London Marathon, London Triathlon and Etape du Tour.

He replaces former national team-mate David Luckes who is moving to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take on the role of Head of Summer Olympic Sports and International Federation Relations.

Currently there are several hockey vacancies open across the world. To see all opportunities, visit FIH.ch.