Dr Nick Webborn has been named as the new chairman of the British Paralympic Association.
The 60-year-old sports medicine specialist has been working with Paralympic athletes since 1992.
Webborn suffered a spinal cord injury playing rugby as a 24-year-old whilst serving as a doctor in the Royal Air Force. After an initial complete paralysis he made a partial recovery.
He was awarded an OBE in last year's Queen's birthday honours list.
He beat blind footballer Dave Clarke to the role and succeeds former Paralympic swimmer Tim Reddish.
He was chief medical officer for the London 2012 Paralympics and is part of the International Paralympic Committee's Medical Committee.