Verity Naylor has been appointed as the new British Paralympic Association Director of Operations ©BPA

Verity Naylor has been named as the new director of operations for the British Paralympic Association (BPA), as the organisation continues its preparations for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.

Naylor joined the BPA in 2013 and has already worked at five Paralympic Games. 

Most recently she was Deputy Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB at Pyeognchang 2018, leading all operational activity. 

It was the most successful Winter Games in the history of ParalympicsGB. 

Naylor revealed she is "delighted" to be taking on the new role.

"Taking a team of hundreds of athletes and staff to compete at the Paralympic Games is a hugely complicated operation and we work really hard to make sure we cover every crucial detail," she said. 

"We have evolved our approach to Paralympic preparation over the course of numerous Games and I believe our operational strategy is a defining characteristic of our mission to be a world-leading Paralympic nation."

Naylor said she is "really looking forward" to the challenges the role will provide. 

The operations team at the BPA help make sure the athletes are as prepared as possible once they reach the field of play at a Paralympic Games. 

Naylor's team coordinate a number of key areas including kit, flights, logistics, accommodation, events and the village environment, to take the full delegation of athletes, staff and stakeholders to the Games.