An accomplished financial professional and qualified accountant, Emma will provide British Wheelchair Basketball with a unique insight into financial and treasury management within sport.
She brings to the Board six years’ experience of working within the financial sector, most recently as Global Head of Treasury for City Football Group, and prior to this as Liquidity and Funding Control Director at Morgan Stanley.
The appointment marks Emma’s first role on a National Governing Body Board. Having previously represented Lancashire at both Tennis and Cricket, Emma’s role at British Wheelchair Basketball will bring together her extensive financial expertise and her passion for inclusive sport.
Emma takes over the role of Non-Executive Risk and Finance Director from Jo Simpson FCCA, who’s eight-year tenure to the British Wheelchair Basketball Board concluded in April 2022. During her two terms in post, the sport has changed and evolved dramatically most recently through the formation of the four High-Performance Partnerships and launch of the Women’s Premier League.
Chair of British Wheelchair Basketball Board Jules Parke-Robinson commented:
“It is a real pleasure to welcome Emma to our Board as our new Non-Executive Risk and Finance Director. The sport is in an incredible place with significant opportunities to continue to grow and develop. We are continually breaking new ground for parasport and Emma’s appointment will support the Board to ensure a financial and governance resilience for the organisation, both critical to our strategic growth.
“Jo’s influence is notable, not only within the Board but also across the wider sport; she has left behind a rich legacy and I would like to express our thanks for the countless hours she has dedicated behind the scenes over the last eight years to leave the sport great shape it is in today.”
Emma Calvert commented on her appointment:
“I feel privileged and excited to be given this opportunity to support the development of British Wheelchair Basketball. I look forward to working with the board and executive team to build on the incredible work that has already been done and play a part in the future vision and strategy of this amazing sport.”