UK Athletics: Zara Hyde Peters will not take up chief executive role
Zara Hyde Peters will not take up a position as chief executive of UK Athletics following reports related to some issue.
Hyde Peters was due to start work as the new boss of the governing body on December 1 but UKA chairman Chris Clark claims that won’t happen.
A report in The Times newspaper alleged that Hyde Peters’ husband, Mike Peters, has been permitted to continue as a mentor in Coventry Godiva Harriers despite being banned from teaching to an”improper relationship” with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
Hyde Peters was vice-chair of Coventry Godiva Harriers in the time.
A succinct announcement from UKA seat Clark read:”Following recent media reports and significant media attention centered on Zara Hyde Peters that the UKA Board convened a meeting this past Sunday 24th November and discussed the problem entirely.
“Following the meeting I’d time with Zara to examine the scenario and we have agreed together, that she’ll now be carrying her position as CEO on 1st December.”
The Times has claimed that although Hyde Peters recognized her husband had been barred from teaching at October 2012, he was permitted to carry on in his position as coach.
Peters was prohibited from teaching PE after being found guilty of unacceptable professional behavior after an”inappropriate relationship” in Bilton School at Rugby between 2004 and 2005. He was rid of sexual misconduct.
Funding body UK Sport had declared it had not previously been aware of the issue until The Times report has been printed.
It stated it would hold”urgent talks” with UKA over the matter.