14th June 2019
England Handball CEO, David Meli, has announced that he will step down from his role at the end of September after 6½ years in the role.
Meli said, “It has been a privilege to serve as England Handball’s first ever Chief Executive and to witness the growth of the sport over the past few years. However, it now feels like the right time to step aside and allow someone else to take the organisation forward through the next period of its development.”
“I have been fortunate to have had the support of an excellent staff team and board during my time at the helm. Equally, the commitment and enthusiasm of our clubs, their members and other key stakeholders has helped to bring handball to where it is today – a recognised and relevant part of the sporting landscape. It has been a real team effort and I look forward to watching the sport, and the governing body, continue to grow in the years ahead.”
England Handball Chair, Tracy Watkinson commented; “David’s outstanding contribution has transformed the presence of Handball in England, a true growth story, particularly in schools, demonstrating what a great sport it is. On behalf of the Board, I share heartfelt thanks to David for his commitment and passion.”
The recruitment process to find a new CEO will commence immediately.