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ParalympicsGB Chief Quits

February 28, 2011

ParalympicsGB chief executive Phil Lane is to leave his post with immediate effect after 10 years in charge.

During his time in charge, GB finished second in the medal table at both Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

It means the association will be looking for a new head just 18 months before the 2012 London Paralympics.

“This exciting time for British sport is providing an ideal environment for me to pursue new career opportunities,” said Lane, a former headmaster.

“The staff team at ParalympicsGB is well-placed to deliver fantastic support to British Paralympic athletes and ensure their continued success.

“I am looking forward to watching them compete in what promises to be the best Paralympic Games ever.”

ParalympicsGB chairman Tim Reddish added: “Phil has chosen to focus attention on new challenges and I respect that.

“I would like to thank Phil, on behalf of myself and the board, for the work he has done over the last 10 years promoting the Paralympic movement and his significant contribution in successfully taking GB teams to the last five Winter and Summer Paralympic Games.

“We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”

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