​British Handball seeking a new Chair as Paul Bray set to stand down

Post published October 12, 2022 (Updated October 12, 2022)

The British Handball Association is seeking a new Independent Chair of the Board of Directors, after incumbent Paul Bray announced he will stand down once a successor is found.

Paul Bray has been Chair since 2015. BHA Independent Directors can serve two four-year terms of office, but Bray had previously stated to the Board that he would step down a few months early, before the start of the UK Sport funding bid process for the Los Angeles 2028 cycle, which will begin later this year.

Paul Bray said "It has been a huge privilege for me to hold this position, I have poured my heart and soul into it, and I am proud of what has been achieved by British Handball since 2015. I am sad to be leaving but feel this is the right time, so my successor can get familiar with the role ahead of the start of the UK Sport funding bid, which is a lengthy process."

"I will have a chance to write a proper farewell note before I leave, so for now the focus is on finding a strong successor to maintain British Handball's excellent progress"

Stephen Neilson, BHA Director, said “on behalf of the board, I would like to thank Paul for his enormous contribution to British Handball since he took on the role in 2015. This was a very difficult transition period after the loss of funding following the 2012 Olympics. His hard work has led to British Handball again receiving UK Sport funding. He leaves British Handball on a strong footing and has built a solid foundation for future success, as can be seen by recent results of the national teams.”

The BHA is now welcoming applications for the role of Non-Executive Independent Chair until Thursday 10 November 2022.

Applications should be sent to office@britishhandball.com.

BHA Job Description - Independent Chair of the Board