John Letizia is responsible for Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility and he is a member of the senior leadership team at Unum UK, part of Unum Group, an insurance company specialising in employee and workplace benefits. Prior to this, he was Director of Government Affairs and speechwriter for the Chairman of the Board at Lloyds Banking Group.
John has been associated with basketball for most of his life as a player and as a referee. He has been refereeing in UK's domestic leagues for 25 years and continues to mentor and support young referees in the London area. He has also been Chairman of the London Metropolitan Basketball League.
Commenting on his appointment to the board, John said: "I am delighted to have joined the board of Basketball England. I hope to make a constructive and positive contribution to the continuing development of basketball in this country, a sport which I passionately love. I look forward to working closely with the board as well as the many people involved in this great game up and down the country."
Clare Wardle, Basketball England Chair said “We welcome John to the board. I am certain that his skills and experience will be of huge benefit to us in driving the sport forward, enabling us to make the best decisions for the sport, attract new people to the game and support current players, members and key partners to get the most from the game”