Karen Tonge MBE

Karen Tonge MBE<br>Chairman
Karen is an experienced Board Member and Chairman and Vice Chairman in the sport, health, public and education sectors. These have included:-Chairman North West Region TTE since 1988; Halton Table Tennis Ltd Chairman from 1999; Cheshire County TT Association. International Umpire since 1988 and International referee from 1997; Member of ETTA Management Committee including Equity, Safeguarding and Teaching & Training1998-2002; Honorary Life Member Table Tennis England.

Member of TTE and ETTU Umpire & Referees Committees, Director for World Championships in Manchester followed by Competition Manager for Commonwealth Games 2002. She has been Director of Sport Cheshire 2001-14 and School Games Ambassador 2014-17 and on Executive Halton Sports Partnership 2001-17, Wealth of Board experience from her time as Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit and later Vice Chairman of an NHS Trust; then Chairman Community Health Council and Health Forum. Chairman Children’s Advisory Panel, member of Adoption Panel and School Governor for many years. CCPR DIO Vice Chairman 2005-9 and North West Federation of Sport Chairman. Also was on National Trade Union executive.

Karen tutored for TTE in Coaching & training umpires, Sport England in Running Sport. Currently self-employed Sports Consultant. Karen became involved with Para table tennis with coaching of a player and then as Referee for events. Proud to have been appointed Acting Chairman BTTAD in 2014 and elected Chairman in 2015.