LONDON (AP) — Sebastian Coe is set to assume greater power at the British Olympic Association after Andy Hunt announced on Wednesday he will step down as chief executive.
The BOA said Hunt, who has been CEO since 2008, would not be replaced, with the management team working "directly with Lord Coe as the organization moves forward."
Coe, who headed the organizing committee of last year's London Games, was elected BOA chairman in November.
Hunt was the chef de mission of Britain's 2012 Olympic team, which won 65 medals at its home games to place third in the medals table — the best performance by the team in more than a century.
"Now that the (London) Games are over, and the organization's strategy for the next four years is taking shape, the BOA's responsibilities and the job of the CEO are different," Hunt said in a statement, "and I feel it is the right time for me to move on to another leadership role with breadth and profile similar to the responsibilities I've fulfilled since 2008."
Hunt will leave his role at the end of the month.