Record-breaking Paralympian Dave Clarke has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association.
Dave represented his country 144 times in blind football, scoring a record 128 goals in the process. He competed for ParalympicsGB at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympic Games and also in Goalball at Atlanta 1996.
“I am thrilled to be appointed as Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, an organisation that is close to my heart,” said Dave, who was most recently Chief Operating Officer at the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
“It is an honour to join at such an exciting time, as we build momentum towards Paris 2024 and strive to deliver greater social impact to challenge perceptions and break down barriers for all disabled people in the UK.”
As vice-chair of the BPA Dave has been integral in developing the association’s ambitious 10-year strategic plan, Championing Change, and now has the opportunity to delivery its two key priorities:
Best Prepared Team: To ensure that over the next ten years the UK continues to be a world leader in Paralympic sport.
Social Impact: To harness the positive power of ParalympicsGB athletes to inspire social change focusing on public attitudes, improving the lived experience for disabled people and to create an environment where all disabled people can thrive.
To find out more go to www.paralympics.org.uk