Today I travel to the Elite Performance Centre in Sheffield to talk with the CEO of GB Wheelchair Basketball – Lisa Pearce.
I really like Lisa’s ambition. When I ask her about success, she answers passionately that GB Wheelchair Basketball has the potential to be “the sport that changed the perception of para sport in the UK”
We talk about everything from her time at the London FA leading a transformational change programme which resulted in the most diverse board in grassroots football to her current role and how she’s focusing on building a Wheelchair Basketball league structure and commercialising the sport.
ABOUT LISA PEARCE
Lisa has been Chief Exec at British Wheelchair Basketball since February 2018. She has a proven track record in the strategic management of sports within National Governing Bodies (NGB) and local government; and over 10 years’ experience at senior level of driving grassroots participation and securing new commercial partnership relationships.
Previous to her current role Lisa led an extensive transformational change programme at the London FA, launching a new three-year strategy to get more people playing and enjoying football in London with initiatives focusing on women’s, youth and walking football. She also led the organisation through an overhaul of its Board and Council which has resulted in one of the most diverse boards in grassroots football both in skills and background.