The 11-time Paralympic gold medallist had been on the London 2017 board

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has resigned from her role on the London 2017 board.

According to London 2017, the 11-time Paralympic gold medallist – pictured above with UK Athletics president Jason Gardener – has taken the decision in order to dedicate her full attention to her work in the House of Lords, and her new responsibilities leading the development of a Duty of Care for Sport and the protection of those most vulnerable in society.

Both the IAAF World Championships and the IPC Athletics World Championships form part of London 2017 and the events will take place at the Olympic Stadium in the British capital next year as the two championships are staged in the same city for the first time.

The organising committee is delivering the two championships on behalf of UK Athletics, the Greater London Authority and UK Sport, supported by Department for Culture Media and Sport, after both were awarded to London in 2011.

Ed Warner, joint chair of London 2017, said: “London 2017 would like to express our sincerest thanks to Baroness Grey-Thompson who has supported the work of the championships through these early milestones through her role on the board.

“London 2017 will be the first time that the IPC and IAAF World Championships are staged in the same city in the same year, and her vision for inclusivity has been key to bringing that to life.”