IBTA Executive Committee

Maurice Gleeson

PRESIDENT

Maurice has been involved in the non-profit sector for the past 40 years. He is the CEO and President of Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria in Melbourne, Australia…

Chris Kaplan

SECRETARY

Chris has a degree in international business and loves communicating across cultures. She has been following sighted tennis since 1989 and has helped bring blind tennis…

Simon McFarland

HEAD OF PR & MARKETING

Simon has a degree in Sports from the University of Lancaster and is a Tennis Ireland Level 3 Coach (ITF Level 2 Advanced). He has been coaching tennis since 2004 and has been Director…

Alistair Li

HEAD OF MEDICAL & RESEARCH

Alistair is a UK trained optometrist with a Bachelor of Science Degree from City University of London. He is currently practicing in his home country of Mauritius where he’s been working…

Ekinath Khedekar

HEAD OF FINANCE

Ekinath is currently heading CSR for Reliance Power Ltd. And will shortly take up his new role as the Global Lead for Supplier Diversity at Wipro Limited. He is the first Indian blind UK…

Martin Etheridge

HEAD OF TECHNICAL

Martin’s role as IBTA’s Head of Technical spans the development of rules, equipment, coaching, competitions and officiating. He has been an active sports official for over 40 years.