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Lisa Wainwright named Interim CEO of British Basketball Federation

The Board of the British Basketball Federation (BBF) are delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Wainwright as Interim CEO.

Lisa has significant experience in leading transformational change in sport, having previously held senior roles at Sport England, England Netball, internationally and most recently CEO at Volleyball England for 8 years. This is in addition to her non-executive portfolio with the Amateur Swimming Association as Deputy Chair and IOS Chair.

She joins British Basketball at a crucial time to drive the implementation of the new strategy, “Transforming Basketball in Britain Together 2016-2028.”

Lisa is no stranger to basketball in this country, having worked alongside others including Betty Codona to secure Basketball England’s largest ever award from Sport England. More recently, Lisa has been supporting Leicester Warriors at a local level, committing funds to develop the club.

On her appointment Lisa said, “I am delighted to take on this new challenge with the BBF, particularly considering the men’s recent qualification for Eurobasket 2017 and the women’s campaign for qualification in November.”

Other changes at British Basketball see Nick Humby stepping down as Chairman of BBF and Bill Mcinnes being appointed as Interim Chairman.

Lisa’s first objectives will be to secure support and funding for basketball, both in the short and longer term, as well as working alongside the Home Country Associations, partners and stakeholders to transform basketball together.

Source: England Basketball