28 June, 2019

British Wheelchair Basketball Announces Appointment of Non-Executive Directors to its Board

British Wheelchair Basketball is delighted to announce the appointment of Kirstin Furber, Jules Parke-Robinson and Dr Craig Boyd to the Board of the National Governing Body, effective from 1st July 2019.

The appointments will be the first board recruitments under the leadership of new Chair Professor Philip Wilson, and signals a bold strategic move by the NGB as it doubles the presence of Non-Executive Director’s on its board from three to six. 

The three new Non-Executive Directors will bring to the board extensive professional expertise from the performance sport, cultural change and military worlds and will support British Wheelchair Basketball’s Board in driving and cultivating the organisation’s ambitious strategic vision through to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

Kirstin Furber brings to the board an accomplished career in people development and organisational transformation, previously holding senior CPO/Director positions at ClearScore, BBC WorldWide and 20th Century Fox. 

Jules Parke-Robinson joins the board with an extensive professional background in the Military specialising in leadership, change management, governance and people development.  Jules received the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2014 during her service as Head of Military Police among British Forces in Afghanistan.

Dr Craig Boyd has excelled in academia with focused sports research on athletes with Cerebral Palsy (CP). His world class performance credentials have also seen him deliver support at both the Beijing and London Paralympic Games. Craig is the Programme Lead for Sport, Physical Activity and Health at Manchester Metropolitan University.

On announcing the new Non-Executive Director Appointments, British Wheelchair Basketball Chair, Professor Philip Wilson commented:

“We are exceptionally privileged to welcome individuals of such professional calibre onto the British Wheelchair Basketball Board. We were overwhelmed by the interest in our Non-Executive Director positions and humbled by the internationally recognised talent that our ambitious sport has attracted.

“Without question British Wheelchair Basketball has an exciting and positive future. Enabling the sport to draw on the expertise, knowledge and networks of our Board is essential. To have attracted world-class talent to our board as we drive the strategic direction of the organisation and instigate change is undoubtedly critical.

“I am delighted to welcome Kirstin, Jules and Craig to the British Wheelchair Basketball family.”

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