5th August 2019
Following completion of a recruitment process through which more than 90 applications were assessed, England Handball is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Bain to be its next Chief Executive.
Mike will be joining from BMB Agency where he has been Planning Director responsible for developing global marketing delivery plans for a number of household brands.
Prior to BMB, Mike was Community Director for the Tennis Foundation and Lawn Tennis Association, where he led the national engagement programme with 54 tennis and leisure facilities across the UK. He also helped to secure external funding of more than £2million to support local delivery through grant funding and sponsorship.
Mike also spent four years as Director of the National Tennis Centre overseeing growth in junior competition from 16,000 to 65,000 in three years. In addition, Mike served as Chief Executive at Bolton Arena for three years where he developed a sponsorship model that generated over £1million of additional income.
Commenting on his appointment, Mike said,” I am honoured to take on the CEO role at England Handball and build on the solid foundations that are already in place. Handball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and I can’t wait to work with our great team and rapidly expanding Handball community to take the sport on to the next level.”
Tracy Watkinson, Chair of England Handball, stated, “We are so pleased to have Mike on board, he brings phenomenal experience, energy, and genuine excitement to lead England Handball into the future.”
Mike will commence his role with England Handball on 2nd September.