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2 July, 2020

Jules Parke-Robinson appointed as new British Wheelchair Basketball Chair

British Wheelchair Basketball is delighted to announce Jules Parke-Robinson has been appointed as the new Chair of its Board.

An experienced leader and critical thinker, today’s announcement will see Jules lead British Wheelchair Basketball’s strategic direction during an exciting and progressive era for the organisation as the sport looks towards Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and beyond.

Having joined the British Wheelchair Basketball board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2019, Jules already has experience of working towards the strategic aims of the organisation, as well as an extensive background in the military.

A former Head of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police, Jules received the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2014 during her service as Head of Military Police among British Forces in Afghanistan.

Following an open recruitment process, Jules will now join CEO Lisa Pearce in continuing to drive forward the momentum of change for the sport as the organisation continues to work towards achieving its significant ambitions commercially, domestically and at elite level.

Commenting on her appointment, Jules said:

“I am absolutely delighted to become the new Chair of British Wheelchair Basketball, and to have the honour of leading the organisation through Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

“I have been incredibly proud to have been part of the sport and organisation since joining the Board last summer, and I am now very much looking forward to building on this work and driving the NGB’s strategic direction.”

Delighted to confirm the news of the appointment CEO Lisa Pearce added:

“We are delighted to welcome Jules as the new Chair of British Wheelchair Basketball. Jules has embodied the spirit of the sport since joining the Board last year and we relish the prospect of breaking new ground working alongside Jules and the rest of the Board.

“Although the current pandemic has brought additional challenges for the organisation, this remains an incredibly exciting time for the sport as we continue to work towards our ambitious five-year strategy.”

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