7th September 2022
Neil Strowger, a successful educational leader, has been named as the new Chair of England Handball.
In his role as head teacher and chief executive of Bohunt Education Trust, Neil is responsible for the education of more than 12,000 students through eight secondary schools, and he has been appointed to his new position with immediate effect.
Neil’s new role with England Handball will involve setting and delivering the vision of the sport, supporting the board and protecting the overarching mission and values of the organisation.
He said: “I am proud and privileged to be named the Chair of England Handball and look forward to a successful future with the organisation.
“Recovery from the pandemic provides an excellent opportunity to promote handball. Team activity and physical exercise must be at the centre of the UK’s approach to re-engage and rebuild our communities, and play a massive role in bringing people together and reconnecting those who have been isolated.”
With a strong track record in education and wide-ranging role that includes safeguarding, compliance, recruitment and stakeholder engagement, Neil’s experience includes being shortlisted for Headteacher of the Year twice.
He is also a former member of the SSAT National Steering Group for Languages and a practising Ofsted Inspector – which has given him an understanding of the importance of networking and the application of a national regulatory framework.
Additionally, he is a regular contributor to the national education debate, speaking at high profile conferences at home and internationally.
Neil’s new role will also include ensuring that England Handball’s business is conducted in accordance with its purpose, strategy, values and policies – and that the highest standards of probity and governance are applied.
An amateur skier and fitness fanatic who lives in the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, Neil added: “This is an ideal moment for the promotion of handball as a fun and friendly way of staying healthy and of course making new friends. I can’t wait to get started.”