Members will be aware that as part of Sport England’s funding conditions, Boccia England was required to appoint a new independent Chair of the Board. The Board are delighted to inform its members that Mike Walker will take over leadership of the Board on 1 May 2018.

Mike succeeds Maggie Else who is stepping down from her duties, after six and a half years’ dedicated service.

Mike has been a senior manager and leader for over 22 years with a passion for both business and sport. A former tennis professional, playing at Wimbledon and in the Davis Cup, he has a lot of experience of setting up companies using both his business and sporting knowledge.

Mike has been Chair of Oxfordshire County Sport’s Partnership and has held an executive career culminating in a Managing Director position. He has had further Board level experience as Vice Chair and then Chair of the Institute of Directors for Buckinghamshire/Milton Keynes Branch. The Board believes that he will be inspirational and motivational to both the Board and staff team.

Mike says,

“I am honoured to be appointed as Chair of Boccia England. I am very much looking forward to working with the Board and meeting the members to ensure that Boccia England continues to grow as a sport”

Boccia England would like to extend our thanks to Maggie for all her hard work over the years and wish her the very best in her future ventures. Many of you will still see Maggie as a volunteer at our competitions.