Martin McElhatton OBE

Board Member

Martin is a Paralympian who competed in wheelchair basketball for Great Britain in the 1984 Paralympic Games at Stoke Mandeville. 

Martin has been involved in wheelchair sport for over 30 years including voluntary roles within wheelchair tennis at national and international level, local sport within Buckinghamshire as well as his professional life as Chief Executive of WheelPower at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Martin was honoured to be a London 2012 Paralympic Torch Bearer and in 2013 received the prestigious Brad Parks Award for services to international wheelchair tennis. In the New Year’s Honours list 2020, Martin was awarded an OBE for his services to sport.

Sport sector knowledge and experience – 8/10
Extensive knowledge of the voluntary sports sector in particular disability sport


Health Sector knowledge and experience – 7/10
Links with health sector through disability sport and Spinal Units


Education sector knowledge and experience – 6/10
Actively involved in supporting programmes for disabled children to access sport for over 30 years


Communication skills and experience – 8/10
Wide local, national and international media and presentation experience (over 250 interviews in 2012)


Ability to affect change – 8/10
Managed national charity for 15 years including redevelopment of £10.2 million redevelopment of Stoke Mandeville Stadium


Commercial expertise – 7/10
Worked with a range of partners from voluntary sector to multi-national corporates through sponsorship and fundraising programmes for sport.