This morning Professor Philip Wilson began his appointment as the new chair for British Wheelchair Basketball. He steps into the role in an time of reshaping in the BWB leadership, with Lisa Pearce becoming the new CEO earlier this year.

Pearce welcomed Professor Wilson on board, commenting:

“We are privileged to welcome a Chair of Professor Wilson’s calibre to lead our Board. We are only just scratching the surface of this sport’s potential domestically and internationally, the opportunities to positively change the future landscape of wheelchair basketball and disability sport are endless.”

Professor Wilson is the first chair to be recruited outwith the sports membership and he brings with him not only a new perspective but a wealth of experience in both prestigious sporting and non sporting organisations. He stated:

“It is an honour to accept the position as British Wheelchair Basketball’s Chair and I will be very proud to lead the Board. At my core I am a passionate advocate of ‘sport for all’ and look forward to driving forward the NGB’s ambitious strategic direction into Tokyo and beyond.”