British Paralympic Association bring Non-Executive Directors on board

British Paralympic Association logoThe British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced the appointment of three Non-Executive Directors following a thorough and highly competitive recruitment process.

The BPA updated its Memorandum and Articles of Association last year, with the Board re-structured to consist of six elected positions and up to four Non-Executive Directors. After a thorough recruitment process, three have been appointed. Through their role as Non-Executive Directors, Emma Boggis, Norman Brodie and Greg Nugent will provide leadership and strategic direction to, and governance oversight of the BPA, focusing on the organisation’s vision, core values and objectives.

Emma Boggis is a Senior Civil Servant who currently manages the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit in the Cabinet Office which oversees the delivery of the joint Government/Mayor of London Legacy Programme. Commenting on her new role with the BPA, Boggis said: “I have seen the impact that the London 2012 Paralympic Games has had on this country and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to support the BPA as it seeks to maintain the momentum from the home Games. In my career to date, I’ve held a range of leadership roles and have coordinated activity across a large number of departments and agencies. As a result of my experience, I believe I bring a strong understanding of collaborative working which will complement the team structure at the BPA. I can’t wait to get started.”

Norman Brodie headed up the Cadbury London 2012 sponsorship programme for Mondelez International, and as such has been involved with the BPA since 2009. This activation saw the two organisations collaborate on a number of programmes including Leadership Development Programmes and Paralympic Potential Days as well as the Spots versus Stripes campaign.

He said: “I am delighted to be extending my involvement with the BPA. I’m a passionate supporter of Paralympic sport and the public response to London 2012 demonstrates the potential of the brand. I am greatly honoured to be appointed to this role, and to play my part in helping the BPA to capitalise on their position as we continue to witness this exciting time for Paralympic sport.”

Greg Nugent, former Director of Brand, Marketing and Culture at LOCOG and currently Deputy Chairman of the Join In trust, said: “I was thrilled to learn that I have been appointed in the role of Non-Executive Director for the BPA. My experience with LOCOG provided me with the opportunity to work alongside the team at the BPA, to understand their motivation and their passion. I know that they are working harder than ever before to not only bring more success for the British team in Sochi and Rio, but also to contribute to the further evolution of the Paralympic movement, and I’m delighted to be working alongside them to achieve their goals.”

Tim Reddish, Chair of the BPA, welcomed the appointment of the three Non-Executive Directors: “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to welcome Emma, Norman and Greg to the BPA. Following the thorough review of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, we identified the need to bring in the expertise of these Non-Executive Directors in a way which would complement the skills and competencies of the Board. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of this process and the quality and range of experience that our new Board-members have to offer matches their passion for Paralympic sport. With their help and support, I am confident that we will make further progress on our ambition to make the UK the leading nation in Paralympic sport and, through this, to inspire a better world for disabled people.”

The new appointments will sit alongside the six elected Board members. The Board is comprised of Tim Reddish (Chair), Annamarie Phelps (BPA Vice-Chair and Chair of British Rowing), Richard Callicott (President of England Volleyball, Chair of British Volleyball and Vice President of British Wheelchair Basketball), Paul Masters (Treasurer of Disability Snowsport UK). David Hadfield (Chair of GB Boccia and Chair of Boccia International Sports Federation) and Geoff Newton (Executive Director of the Tennis Foundation) will also sit alongside the three newly-elected Non-Executive Directors.

The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for the UK, responsible for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in Great Britain and selecting, entering and funding the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic team. Find out more at www.paralympics.org.uk

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