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British Basketball board member Mark Clark has been appointed as interim Performance Director for the federation.
Clark, who was appointed Board Director for Performance in March, will continue in his role on the board whilst in the position, and has already been working closely with Great Britain coaches at all levels this summer. He will also continue in his role as Academy Director at Barking Abbey.
Clark has considerable coaching experience in his own right having been a former Head Coach of Great Britain’s Senior Women’s Team as well as for junior national teams at U16, U18 and U19 levels, whilst his son, Dan, and daughter, Ella, are both GB Senior internationals.
Clark, who was also Basketball England interim CEO in 2015, said:
“It is a privilege to be asked to take on this role.
“I’ve always believed that we have the potential to compete and win. Realising our potential will require the whole sport to be on the same page which I am confident we will be.
“The game says that we want to be at the top. To compete with the best on a regular basis is going to take a huge and sustained effort. If I can contribute to building the culture and the structures to enable the sport to develop, then I will feel I’ve made a positive contribution.”
Chief Executive for British Basketball, Lisa Wainwright added:
“Mark’s knowledge of the UK game as a whole, as well as his international experience, make him an ideal fit for this role as we look to build on the start made over the last few months.
“We will be adding to the elite level basketball experience on the board over the next few months.”
Additionally, Rohan West, who was originally hired as Performance and Commercial Director for British Basketball on an interim basis through until March 2017 has departed the federation.
“Having helped to set commercial activity on track, I am sorry to see Rohan West leave after an outstanding six months in his interim role,” Wainwright commented.
“He will be missed but in conjunction with our partners, we will continue to develop the game’s commercial future.”