Table Tennis England has appointed Adrian Christy as its permanent Chief Executive.

Adrian (pictured above) has held the position in an interim capacity since December and was appointed after a robust recruitment process in partnership with specialist executive search company Hartmann Mason.

Table Tennis England Chair Sandra Deaton said: “We met some excellent candidates with a broad range of experiences, but the panel were unanimous that Adrian is the right person to take us forward.

“Adrian has really made his mark in the short time he has been in the interim position, and we are very fortunate to have someone of his experience at the helm as we build back after the challenges of Covid and look to develop the sport in an ever-changing landscape.”

Adrian was previously CEO at Badminton England, stepping down in September 2021 after 15 years at the helm. His governing body experience extends to the Lawn Tennis Association, England Squash. and Pentathlon GB.

Adrian said: “I am absolutely thrilled, and extremely excited, to be appointed. I have had the privilege of working with a great Board and a very talented team in an interim capacity and I am now very much looking forward to the opportunities that lay ahead.

“The future of table tennis is incredibly exciting, at all levels of the game, and as we seek to ensure there are no barriers to anyone taking part, I cannot wait to play my part in creating a thriving table tennis community.”

Adrian takes up his position immediately, and those attending the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships in Nottingham, which began today, will have the chance to meet him.