Under the Articles and Regulations of the Company, BTTAD Board has appointed Karen Tonge MBE as Acting Chairman following the resignation of Peter Taylor; she was nominated by the former Chairman, Peter Taylor and seconded by the Treasurer, Robert Geary. She will serve as Acting Chairman until the end of 2015 Annual General Meeting. The Chairman role will be included in the normal 2015 election process.
Karen is a Honorary Life Member of Table Tennis England having been a member of its Management Committee. She has chaired its National Council and is a very experienced Regional Chairman and international umpire and referee – including for disability events. She Is Chair of Halton Table Tennis Club, which is one of the largest in the country and its members include or have included a number of disability table tennis players – most notably Jack Hunter-Spivey. Karen also has very considerable experience on Boards outside table tennis – especially Sport Cheshire and in the NHS – and is a regular attendee at bodies like Sport and Recreation Alliance – the umbrella body for national governing bodies.