New Chairman and Chief Executive at WPNSA

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has appointed two new names to the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive. Tim Hancock is appointed as Chairman of WPNSA and Peter Allam is welcomed into the role of Chief Executive.

Tim HancockA member of the British Olympic Squad with three world titles to his name Tim Hancock has proven himself on the water and also ashore through 20 years of experience in leading UK facilities management and support service organisations.

Hugely popular as a previous Commodore at Hayling Island Sailing Club during its Lottery funding development, Tim is incredibly well respected within the yachting world, taking on this new role in conjunction with his future work as Chairman of the Olympic Selection Committee for the 2016 Games.

Tim commented on stepping into such an important position, “I hope that my career covering business growth strategy and general management for high turnover companies will offer the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy a continued safe and responsible phase in its evolution as a serious international sports facility.

Peter AllamFresh from his impressive role as the London 2012 Olympic Games Sailing Deputy Competition Manager and Paralympic Games Sailing Competition Manager, Peter Allam, is ideal for the hands on role of Chief Executive at the Academy.

Tasked with an incredibly diverse daily role on site at the WPNSA, Peter will be using his knowledge of dinghy and keelboats including Olympic representation at the 1984 and 1992 Games, as well as success in the GBR Admirals Cup to practical use.

As a sailor and a parent, Peter will share the views of many visitors to the Academy and understands workings of committees having a previous place on the RYA Olympic Steering Group. Peter has the additional insight of personal experience in the marine industry working with Ovington Marine, Westerly Yachts and Luhrs Marine.

21 August 2013 19:15 GMT


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