Peter Elliot

Director of Operations, English Institute of Sport

Professional Biography

Peter Elliot has been involved in elite sport for 28 years through competing, coaching and sports administration. As an athlete he was part of the great Coe, Ovett and Cram era winning medals at Commonwealth, World, European and Olympic level and still holds the British record for 1500m and the indoor mile.
Following a long competitive career in track and field Peter turned to coaching and helped steer the careers of several international athletes and still coaches at grass roots level.
Prior to joining the EIS Peter worked at Nova international Ltd, the sports marketing company owned by Brendan Foster where he was involved in sports promotions, sales and marketing and in addition the recruitment of elite athletes to events such as the Great North Run.
Peter has experienced life outside the sporting arena having served 11 years in industry working for the British Steel Corporation and two years in the private sector.
Peter joined the EIS in Yorkshire in 2004 prior to the Athens Olympics as an Athlete Services Manager and later performed the roles of Regional Manager for Yorkshire in (2007-2009) and Regional Director for the North (2009-2013), before becoming Director of Operations.