We are the ParalympicsGB Athletes’ Commission.

We act as an advisory to ParalympicsGB, representing the views of athletes to the Board, Executive Team and Games Planning Group.

We support ParalympicsGB in their mission to send a best prepared team of athletes to every Paralympic Games by ensuring the BPA considers athlete feedback and advice on athlete-facing areas.

Our Mission Statement:

  • To ensure the viewpoint of the Athlete is represented across all areas of ParalympicsGB’s work.
  • To lead with excellence, respect and integrity, to represent, advocate and communicate the voice of ParalympicsGB athletes, ensuring that ParalympicsGB maintains an athlete-centred approach.

Athlete Commission Elections

Elections are held every 2 years, with the next elections taking place in Autumn 2024. Representatives serve a maximum of two four-year terms.

Members of the Athlete Commission:

Charlotte Henshaw


Charlotte enjoyed a successful career in the pool, winning medals for ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and Rio 2016 before transitioning to Para canoe.

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Gaz Choudhry

Wheelchair Basketball

One of the original ‘superhumans’ from London 2012, Gaz has twice won Paralympic bronze medals at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, where he stepped into the role of player coach.

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Helene Raynsford - Chair

Para rowing (retired)

Helene Raynsford became the first ever Paralympic champion in rowing when she won gold at Beijing 2008 in the women’s single sculls.

Amy Truesdale


Amy Truesdale won a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 as Para taekwondo made its debut at the Games. She is also a keen advocate for disability sport and has made it her mission to raise awareness.

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Helen Scott

Cycling (retired)

Recently retired after winning her fifth Paralympic medal at Tokyo 2020, Helen has been one of Great Britain’s most successful tandem pilots forming medal -winning partnerships alongside Aileen McGlynn and Sophie Thornhill.

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Lora Fachie MBE


Lora has represented ParalympicsGB in cycling at London 2012 and Rio 2016. At those first Games in South America, Lora and her tandem guide Corrine Hall won pursuit gold and time trial bronze.

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Natasha Baker


Natasha is a 6-time Paralympic gold medallist having represented ParalympicsGB at London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

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Tania Nadarajah


Tania made her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 just two years after taking up the sport and has since medalled at the 2016 European Para Archery Championships.

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Claire Taggart


Claire first competed for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016 before returning for her second Games at Tokyo 2020.

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Hannah Cockroft

Para athletics

Cockroft’s double triumph at London 2012 proved to be the catalyst for a period of continued success which saw her claim every major title going.

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Dave Ellis

Para triathlon

Dave has represented ParalympicsGB as both a swimmer and triathlete and is a Commonwealth champion and four-time world and five-time European gold medallist based in Loughborough.

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Kelly Gallagher

Para Alpine skiing (retired)

Retired visually impaired skier Kelly Gallagher became the first ever ParalympicsGB Winter gold medallist at the Sochi 2014.

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