- Laurence Geller CBE to drive forward understanding of head injuries in sport, and accelerate action by National Governing Bodies
- Appointment follows virtual summits that brought together figures from across sport to discuss impact of head injuries and how to step up efforts to improve player welfare
- Mr Geller to shape further government action to ensure that sport is as safe as possible for all, with details to follow later this year
Mr Geller, who is a leading expert in dementia care and a pioneer in bringing the latest research and technology to bespoke dementia care facilities, has an extensive background in the business, hospitality and charity sectors. He is Chairman of the ‘Love of the Game’ campaign, which has brought together a united community with a shared passion for sport, seeking to reduce concussion-related issues arising from contact and non-contact sports.
He will bring his experience to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to help improve the understanding of head injuries in sport, taking player concerns into account, and help develop a set of actions that the Government will take to improve awareness and management of the issue.