Chris Grant OBE was appointed by the British Basketball Federation as the new Chair of the sport’s national governing body in 2022. He is one of the UK’s leading facilitators of organisational change, with a particular focus on effective leadership and cultivating a diverse workplace culture. He’s a leading keynote speaker and consultant, with extensive hands-on board experience including at CEO level.
Chris has worked with more than 2,000 leadership and operational teams on strategy and performance. This included chairing one of the most successful multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK’s financial and retail sectors – The Chip & Pin Programme. As Lead Tutor on UK Sport’s Elite Coach Programme – a three-year learning journey for top coaches in Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports – Chris worked closely with some of the world’s leading sport coaches. His consulting work has spanned retail, the motor industry, media, healthcare and education.
Chris is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading facilitators. He developed a body of knowledge relating to group dynamics and facilitation called MeWe, which he has shared with hundreds of senior leaders through workshops and seminars. He has also moderated and spoken at events ranging from the inaugural World Cities Forum to the NHS Medical Directors’ Conference. Since 2016, he has chaired the judging of the BT Sport Industry Awards.
As former Vice-Chair of the Board of the International Inspiration Foundation, Chris worked to deliver the first ever international development programme run by an Olympic and Paralympic host city, reaching more than 20 million young people around the world in partnership with UNICEF and the British Council. From 2014 – 2018, he was CEO of Sported, the London 2012 legacy charity, which supports more than 3000 local groups across the UK, using sport and activity to improve communities and lower the barriers faced by many of the country’s young people. Chris previously sat on the Board of Sport England and is a leading advocate of the power of sport to bridge divides and transform lives.
He continues to lead strategy in sectors ranging from medical research to property, and focuses particularly on projects which highlight the power of sport to drive equality and justice in society.
Chris was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 for services to sport.
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