David Pond Steps Down As GB Wheelchair Rugby CEO

February 9, 2021

GB Wheelchair Rugby has announced that David Pond is to step down as Chief Executive after the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer, after more than eleven highly successful years at the helm.

The Board of GBWR is now commencing the search for its next CEO to build on the growth of the past decade and, with UK Sport funding recently secured for the Paris 2024 cycle, to take the sport at both grassroots and elite levels onto new heights.

David Pond said: “We are making this announcement now to allow time for the Board to find a successor to lead this very special organisation into the next phase of its future.

“It has been the most incredible privilege to serve alongside a community of athletes, volunteers and staff and help increase the opportunities for disabled people to get active and be part of our movement.”

Ed Warner, Chair of GB Wheelchair Rugby, said: “As Chief Executive, David has overseen an incredible growth in Wheelchair Rugby in Great Britain for over a decade.

The sport has progressed extensively during that time and at the elite level we are now ranked fourth in the world and a nation to be reckoned with.

“I’m excited at the future we face and the continued growth at grassroots level, in no small part because of the legacy David will leave. We look forward to identifying an exceptional individual to lead the sport through to Paris 2024 and beyond.”