Warner was Chairman of UK Athletics from 2007 to 2017, and has been Chair of World Para Athletics for the International Paralympic Committee since 2011. He also ran the successful bid to stage the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London’s Olympic Stadium, and was subsequently Chair of the London 2017 organising committee.

Ed Warner said “I’ve been hugely impressed with the progress wheelchair rugby has made in recent years, most visibly in the growing success of the elite GB team, and have great respect for the work GBWR has done in often challenging circumstances. I now look forward to working with all the volunteers, athletes and staff across the sport in Britain to help ensure that it thrives at all levels, from grassroots to the world stage, in the years ahead.”