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Tim Reddish appointed to IPC Governing Board

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Tim Reddish CBE was elected to the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee on Friday 8 September 2017.

This came at the IPC’s General Assembly in Abu Dhabi. Reddish joins nine other representatives from other countries.

After his election, Reddish said: “I want to help build on the incredible progress the IPC has made in recent years which has seen the Paralympic Games become one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

“I care deeply about the Paralympic movement and will do all I can to further enhance the reputation and prominence of the Paralympic Games, drawing on the inspirational power of the athletes to help change global attitudes to disability.”

Jane Nickerson, Swim England CEO, said: “Tim will be a fantastic addition to the IPC Governing Board. He has a wealth of experience within swimming and sport, that will be invaluable to all those connected with IPC events.”

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Reddish brings a wealth of knowledge to the table

Reddish is a former GB para-swimmer and has represented his country at three Paralympic Games, collecting five Paralympic medals.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having chaired the British Paralympic Association since 2008. Prior to this, he was also the National Performance Director for British Para-Swimming from 2003 until 2008.

Reddish appeared on the 2017 New Year Honours list for services to sport, and received a CBE.