British Basketball Federation Announces Independent Director Appointments -

British Basketball Federation Announces Independent Director Appointments

The British Basketball Federation has announced the appointment of three independent Directors to its new board.

Ian Curryer, Steve Elworthy and Alan Gilpin are the three new additions that will help oversee the Great Britain team programmes and the commercial opportunities available to the sport in the UK, while also being responsible, in collaboration with the three Home Associations, for preparing and implementing the future strategy for the sport. This will include preparing the submission for the British membership of FIBA, which will take effect in October 2016.

Ian Curryer is the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council and has a high quality set of professional skills. These are required to lead and manage some 7,500 employees to ensure the Council delivers a highly effective and efficient organisation, which is focussed on achieving the best outcomes for Nottingham citizens and partners.

“After many enjoyable years playing and coaching youth basketball, I am delighted to be able to contribute to the future of the sport in the UK through joining the board of British Basketball,” stated Curryer after his appointment.

As Managing Director of Events with the England and Wales Cricket Board, Steve Elworthy is a broad-based strategic thinker, with vast operational experience in the event world – including various commercial, marketing, and communications roles.

He also possesses the proven leadership ability to deliver results and successfully meet deadlines in multi-disciplined environments.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to join the board,” said Elworthy.

“I am looking forward to sharing all my experience with the team at GB Basketball in this very exciting time in their development.”

Alan Gilpin is Head of Rugby World Cup at World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) and has significant experience and expertise in the management of sports organisations, major events and the development and management of business strategies in sport – including commercial rights sales and delivery.

Alan is also excited by the opportunity and added, “I am delighted to be joining the board of British Basketball and I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth and success of the sport in the UK”.

Meanwhile Phil Smith, Director of Sport with Sport England, expressed his satisfaction with the three appointments.

He confirmed, “British Basketball has secured the non-executive services of three outstanding individuals.

“Each will bring an impressive range of skills, knowledge and experience to the table of the new British Basketball Federation board.”

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