Basketball England seeking new Chair to lead national governing body

Basketball England is seeking a new Chair to lead the national governing body for the sport. 

The successful candidate will succeed Matt Neville, who oversaw a challenging but successful period for basketball, which included Team England winning gold and silver medals for 3x3 at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and reforms to improve safeguarding, player welfare and integrity services.  

Basketball England is the NGB for the country’s second-biggest team sport with more than 1.4million regular participants per year and a range of leagues, competitions and programmes. 

The new Chair will be experienced, committed and capable of bringing authentic, supportive leadership and have the passion, skills and connections to drive the development and inclusive growth of basketball across England. They should be able to reflect, represent and champion the basketball community we serve. 

The Chair will help set the vision, strategy and objectives for BE’s governance of the most diverse, exciting sport in the country. They will lead the board of directors and support Chief Executive Officer Stewart Kellett and his team to deliver the best possible service for the organisation’s members and to represent the wider game. 

Acting Chair Russell Bell said:  

“At Basketball England we are passionate about making our great sport bigger, better, fairer, more inclusive and representative. We are here to help everyone get the most from basketball, whatever the level or role. 

“We are looking for a bold, innovative, skilled individual to come and join us to help develop and steer our ongoing vision and strategy and deliver results to provide the best experience for everyone who loves basketball.” 

CEO Stewart Kellett said: 

“We are seeking a leader who can support Basketball England to work through the biggest change in its history to adapt to the social, financial and technological changes affecting the game and our business.  

“The expectations on governing bodies have heightened considerably in recent years, alongside the need to tackle inequalities. We are in a strong position to address this. 

“To achieve more for our community, we want we want to create a change of state in our resource base for us and the game and recognition of the inherent value that basketball offers to the nation and the communities that need support.”

How to apply

To be considered for the role, read the candidate pack by clicking the button above and contact Daryl Mason [email protected] before 5 April 2024. 

Basketball England values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We are looking to develop a workforce that effectively represents the broad diverse nature of our sport. Accordingly, we encourage candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to apply if they meet the specified criteria. Reasonable adjustment to the interview and application process can also be made for any candidates with a disability, please contact us at:

[email protected]