Former Ipswich Town chief executive given chairman role

Simon Clegg

Simon Clegg - Credit: Andy Abbott

FORMER Ipswich Town chief executive Simon Clegg has been named chairman of GB Badminton.

The 53 year-old left Portman Road in February this year following almost four years at the club.

Clegg has managed British athletes at 12 Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, six as Team GB’s Chef de Mission including their most successful Olympic performance for 100 years in Beijing in 2008.

Clegg said: “I am delighted and flattered to have been invited to lead GB Badminton through to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

“I am under no illusions as to the scale of the challenge ahead in what is a highly competitive sport but it is a challenge that I am extremely excited by.

“Having personally witnessed British Badminton medals in previous Games, I look forward to being part of the team here and working with all the stakeholders, particularly UK Sport, the BOA and the Home Country Associations, to give our players the best possible support in their quest for Olympic success.”

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