Sir Philip Craven MBE
20 November 2019
Sir Philip Craven MBE was President of the International Paralympic Committee, the global Governing Body of the Paralympic Movement from 2001 until September 2017 and oversaw his eighth Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2016.
During his time as IPC President, the Paralympic Movement has enjoyed significant growth and now boasts over 200 members, including 174 National Paralympic Committees across the globe.
He is a five-time Paralympian having made his debut in 1972 competing in two sports - swimming and wheelchair basketball. He went on to represent Great Britain at wheelchair basketball at a further four Paralympic Games between 1976 and 1988.
During his international wheelchair basketball career Sir Philip won the 1973 world title and two European titles in 1971 and 1974.
In 1991 he received an MBE in recognition of his services to wheelchair basketball and in 2005 was knighted for his services to Paralympic Sport.
Sir Philip now sits on the Board of Directors of the Toyota Motor Corporation as well being an Independent Director of the Supervisory Board of World Tennis’s Integrity Unit.
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