BTTAD Chairman resigns

After six years as Chairman of BTTAD Peter Taylor has decided to resign from November 12 but will remain on the Board until the next AGM. His decision is based around his need to find time and energy to cope with current family health issues as well as to help with the leadership of the planning process from early 2015 - the start of the planning for the 2017/21 Tokyo cycle for the Performance Programme.

Peter will continue to undertake his current roles on Competitions Committee particularly in connection with the Ranking List. He will also be continuing as an elected member of the European Para TT Committee as nominated by Table Tennis England.

Peter has a unique period of service to BTTAD; he was involved in the very start in 1993 bringing together previous organisations and has served on National Committee for 21 years before incorporation brought the current Board and Executive Committee into existence. He has served in various roles – including Secretary, Championships Organiser and Vice-Chairman - before being elected as Chairman in 2008. He was elected as Chairman of the Board earlier this year.

The obvious highlight of his service as Chairman has been the development of the UK Sport funded Performance Programme leading to the four medal successes at London 2012 but hand in hand with that has been the development of robust and required governance processes including incorporation in which he has played a major role.

The role of Chairman is an immensely demanding and responsible one in the world of corporate processes, representation on partner bodies and external funding requirements but Peter has never forgotten that BTTAD serves all its 130 members and not just a few. He has always been a leading light at the National Championships and no doubt will be again in 2015 and beyond.

BTTAD sends its thanks and best wishes to Peter and his wife Mary - a staunch supporter of BTTAD. The Board will meet shortly and further communications will follow.