The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced three-time Olympian and former Team GB hockey captain Ben Hawes has been re-elected as the Chair of its Athletes’ Commission.
Hawes was unanimously voted to serve a further two years as Chair at a BOA Athletes’ Commission meeting in London.
Formed in 2010 the Athletes’ Commission acts as an advisory group to the BOA and is responsible for making sure that the athlete voice and interests of all Team GB competitors are at the heart of everything the BOA does and forms a fundamental part in its decision-making processes.
The Commission has 12 members in total, made up of a mixture of past and present athletes from team, individual, summer and winter sports.
“I am delighted to continue to represent British Olympic athletes. It’s an honour to work with such a talented and diverse Commission,” said Hawes. “It’s a crucial time to ensure the athletes voice is not just heard but is at the heart of the BOA as an organisation. I look forward to continuing to work with the BOA Board, Senior Leadership Team and Athletes’ Commission on the journey to Tokyo 2020.”
BOA Chairman Sir Hugh Robertson said: “Ben’s contribution as the Athlete representative on the BOA Board has been exemplary. He ensures that the athletes’ voice and interests of all Team GB competitors is represented at Board level and we are delighted to welcome him back for a further two years."
BOA CEO Bill Sweeney said: “Ben has played a significant role in developing the profile of our Athletes’ Commission over the past four years and we are delighted that he will be continuing this role for a further two years.
“The Athletes’ Commission plays an extremely important role at the BOA and we look forward to working with Ben and the rest of Commission to ensure that we continue to do everything we can to support British athletes as they compare to compete on the world stage at Tokyo 2020 and beyond.”