Custom Search 1

Geoff Thompson lands UEL role

NEW ROLE: Lee Thompson

THE UNIVERSITY of East London (UEL) has announced the appointment of Geoff Thompson as its new chair of governors.

Thomspon, MBE, is a former world champion athlete and one of the country’s most respected sports administrators and youth activists, succeeds Mark Stephens who is stepping down after eight years at the helm.

Raised in Hackney, Thompson has unique connections to east London and is a lifelong advocate of the role that education, sport and culture can play in improving the lives of young people.

During a distinguished sporting career, he was the world heavyweight karate champion and world team karate champion between 1982 and 1986 and won more than 50 national and international titles

Following his retirement from competitive sport, he established himself as an influential sports politician and administrator, taking on numerous public and private sector appointments with the aim of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels of society.

A delighted Thompson said: “It is an immense honour and responsibility to be appointed Chair of Governors at UEL and I look forward to building on the excellent progress the University has made under Mark Stephens’ leadership.

“My life has been dedicated to unlocking young people’s potential and challenging injustice – values that are central to UEL’s mission”.

The Voice is celebrating its 35th birthday this year. Share your Voice memories, comments and birthday wishes on social media, using the following hash tag: #Voice35Years

Read every story in our hardcopy newspaper for free by downloading the app.

Facebook Comments