Sport, parks and leisure - British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair...
18 Nov 2018 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

01 Nov 2018

British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair
BY Tom Walker

Wilson is the first BWB chair to have been recruited from outside of the sport's membership

Wilson is the first BWB chair to have been recruited from outside of the sport's membership

National governing body British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) has named Professor Philip Wilson its new chair.

The appointment will take effect immediately and, according to a statement, "underpins the NGBs transformation of its leadership model" and follows the May 2018 appointment of CEO Lisa Pearce.

Wilson is the first BWB chair to have been recruited from outside of the sports membership and brings significant boardroom experience to the organisation.

He has held trustee positions for both sporting and academic organisations, as well as the role of chief executive of Conde Nast College – part of Conde Nast International, the multinational publishing group which owns Vogue and GQ magazines.

He has also been a trustee at Burnley Football Club in the Community and Liverpool Amateur Football League.

Aat Burnley, he was instrumental in the setting up of The University and College of Football Business – a partnership between Burnley Football Club and Buckinghamshire New University.

Working together with CEO Lisa Pearce, Wilson will be tasked with "driving forward the momentum of change" at a time when the sport of wheelchair basketball is experiencing significant growth in both participation numbers as well as commercial opportunities.

Commenting on his appointment, Wilson said: “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 2020 and beyond.”



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
RFU chief Steve Brown in surprise resignation
RFU chief Steve Brown in surprise resignation   16 Nov 2018

Steve Brown has announced he will step down as CEO of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after just 14 months in the role. Brown's shock decision .... more>>
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park   16 Nov 2018

Work has started on the what is expected to become Miami’s next "world-class trail". Designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field .... more>>
Kia Oval expansion gets green light
Kia Oval expansion gets green light   16 Nov 2018

Surrey County Cricket Club (CCC) has received full planning permission for the redevelopment of its Kia Oval ground, which will increase the venue's .... more>>
University of Warwick’s heavily anticipated sports centre breaks ground
University of Warwick’s heavily anticipated sports centre breaks ground   16 Nov 2018

Construction firm Willmott Dixon has begun work on the University of Warwick’s new sports and wellness hub in Coventry, UK. Set to become one of the .... more>>
Loughborough University opens doors on innovative Elite Athlete Hotel
Loughborough University opens doors on innovative Elite Athlete Hotel   15 Nov 2018

The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) – the first sports-centric venue of its kind in the UK – has opened at Loughborough University. Designed .... more>>
Company profile


EZ-Runner Systems Ltd

Hardware supply and support; website design; in-house custom development; 24/7 365 hosting and backup; 365 in-house support services; membership cards.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Unlocking new clientele through corporate memberships

Unlocking new clientele through corporate memberships

Fitness facilities often struggle to increase corporate members. At present, just 14 per cent of individuals are granted access to gyms through their employer More>>




in this issue

• 'Preventative vision' revealed for NHS
• Escape and Myzone to 'gamify' HIIT classes
• IHG opens the UK's first Kimpton hotel



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Lifeguard
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Leisure Assistant
Salary: £7.90- £8.45
Location: Bristol, UK
Company: Active Lifestyle Centres
Cover Duty Manager
Salary: £9.80 per hour
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK
Company: Active Lifestyle Centres
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Sports: Play to the crowd
When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option More>>
  Interview: Craig Lister
Green Gym’s managing director is harnessing the power of gardening More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd