John Donnelly

Head of Sport Integrity at UK Sport, leading on all Integrity issues (conduct, anti-doping, safeguarding), chairs the Mental Health Steering Group and heads a project to improve all aspects of athlete transition.

Previously 36 years of fun, travel and danger as a soldier.Served all over the World including: the Middle East and Iraq, the Balkans, Germany, Cyprus, Afghanistan, the Falklands, Africa, Hong Kong, Canada, the USA, Belize and Argentina.

A range of operational command and leadership appointments, picked up a medal or two along the way.Finished as Director of Personal Services for the Army, responsible for: discipline and conduct, grievance, inquiries, well-being, health (including mental health), pay and pensions and compulsory drugs testing.

A keen sportsman, but ability fails to match enthusiasm; achievements include setting up the Army Elite Sports Programme and running the adaptive sports programme for injured soldiers.Serious weekend ‘Lycra-lout’, with more road bikes than I can justify, and keen supporter of Irish Rugby.

Married, with two ‘young adults’, a Dorset Terrier and never enough time.

John Donnelly
John Donnelly
Head of Integrity, UK Sport
Chair, UK Sport’s Mental Health Steering Group