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Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Honours), Manchester University (Great Britain) (1969-1972)
Group Head of Administration, British Coal Corporation (1986-1991)
Wheelchair basketball, swimming, table tennis
Gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games (1970); gold medallist at the European Championship (1971 and 1974); five-time Paralympian in wheelchair basketball (1972-1988) and swimming (1972); International Achievements in wheelchair basketball: gold medallist at the World Championship/Gold Cup (1973); bronze medallist at the World Championship/Gold Cup (1975); silver medallist at the European Championship (1993); gold medallist at the European Champions Cup (1994)
Chairman, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association (GBWBA) (1977-1980, 1984-1987, 1989-1994); Chairman of the Classification Committee, Basketball Section, International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) (1984-1988); President (1988-2002) and Chief Executive Officer (1994-1998), International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF); Performance Director of the Great Britain Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (1998-2002); President, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (2001-); Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2002-); IPC Representative on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2003-2011); Member of the Executive Board, British Olympic Association (BOA) (2003-); Council Member, International Committee for Fair Play (CIFP) (2003-); Board Member, London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2005-2012)
La médaille d’argent de la Jeunesse et des Sports (France) (1973); Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to wheelchair basketball (1991); induction into the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame (Great Britain) (2003); Gold Medal of the City of Athens by Mayor Dora Bakoyiannis (Greece) (2004); Knight Bachelor by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to Paralympic Sport (2005); Juan Antonio Samaranch Disabled Athlete Award (2006); Gold Medal of the City of Torino by Mayor Ciamparino (Italy) (2006); Honorary Doctorate of Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (Great Britain) (2006); Order of Merit of the Italian Republic - Gran Ufficiale (2006); Chevalier de l’Ordre Ducal de la Croix de Bourgogne (2007); Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Nottingham University (Great Britain) (2007); Honorary Doctorate, University of Staffordshire (Great Britain) (2008); Honorary Fellow, St John Moores University, Liverpool (Great Britain) (2009); Honorary Doctor, University of Stirling (Great Britain) (2010); Humanitarian Award Global Sports Development (2012); Honorary Doctorate of the University of Worcester (Great Britain) (2012); Honorary Doctorate of the University of Manchester (Great Britain) (2012); Order of Friendship (Russian Federation) (2012); Honorary Doctorate of Laws of York St John University (Great Britain) (2013); Honorary Doctorate of Science of the University of Bolton (Great Britain) (2013); Officer in the ordre national de la Légion d'honneur (France) (2014); Order of Honour (Russian Federation) (2014); Commander of the civil and military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau (2015); Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Chester (Great Britain) (2015)
Member of the following Commissions: Sport and Environment (2002-2004), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-2008), Culture and Olympic Education (2005-2015), 2009 Congress (2006-2009), Olympic Channel (2015-); Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.L., Spain (2015-); President of the Olympic Education Commission (2015-)