Basketball England chair Matt Neville to stand down

Basketball England chair Matt Neville will step down from the role at the end of the month. 

The independent head of the national governing body’s board has decided to bring his term to an end due to the pressure of external commitments. 

As well as chairing BE’s board of directors on a part-time basis, Neville also acted as a member of the organisation’s People Committee and as an observer on the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee following his appointment in June 2020. 

He said: “I’m sad to be stepping down from the role of chair and have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the board and in the organisation. 

“Basketball is a fantastic sport, full of fantastic people and it has been a privilege to help steer the NGB through some challenging yet incredibly rewarding times. 

“I am leaving the organisation in good hands with a board, leadership team and staff who I know are capable and dedicated in serving the game.” 

Neville, a chartered accountant, joined the BE board after an eight-year period as non-executive director, then chair of British Gymnastics. 

Basketball England CEO Stewart Kellett said: “On behalf of the board, staff and members of the organisation, I would like to thank Matt for his committed, diligent and enthusiastic approach to his work in the role. 

"His rigorous governance has moved us forward in volatile times and the respect, objectivity and professionalism he has applied to all he has done for BE and basketball as a whole deserves our gratitude.” 

Details of the process for appointing Neville’s successor will be shared as soon as possible.