June 27, 2013
 BBL management structure changes
The British Basketball League (BBL) has announced the appointment of Ed Percival as a new independent Chairman. Percival has been installed as a replacement for the long serving Paul Blake, who is stepping down after nearly a decade in the role. Percival brings with him skills and expertise from his work as senior member of Shirlaws - a global business coaching organisation and who specialise in building assets in client companies. He has an extensive history of involvement in the sport in a broad spectrum of areas which most recently has seen him act as a BBL Foundation Board Member. Percival is now looking forward to the challenge of taking up his new position and was quick to express his pleasure at being handed the role. He said, "This chairman position is a huge honour for me. "The BBL clubs provide exciting sporting entertainment and the professional game is progressing year on year. "The basketball community is also growing rapidly and the BBL events team, led by (Chief Operating Officer) Andy Webb, always puts on compelling Finals. "I am thrilled to be engaged." His appointment is the first stage of a gradual transition to an Executive Committee managing the BBL, made up of non-affiliated Non-Executives, along with the Chief Operating Officer and Commercial Director.

Joining Percival on the new Executive Committee will be Simon Vumbaca of ASV LAW. Vumbaca is a top international sport lawyer bringing vast experience of boardroom negotiations and all legal aspects in sport and media rights. Vumbaca has acted all around the globe for Federations, Olympic Committees elite athletes, regulatory bodies and sponsors, in all high performance sports ranging from motorsport to football, rugby, sailing & athletics. Vumbaca said, "I am delighted to have been asked to continue assisting the BBL in its continued development and it is with great pleasure that I accepted the position."

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