Hitesh Patel

Hitesh is Head of International Sport and Sports Integrity at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Government’s Ministry of Sport. His team has led on the Government’s support of major events including the 2015 Rugby World Cup, 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and ICC Champions Trophy. He represented DCMS on the Sport England-UK Sport Project Board developing the new UK Code for Sports Governance in 2016. Hitesh is Chair of Trustees of Sport 4 Life UK, a charity that delivers sports-themed programmes, supporting young people to improve key life skills and employability.