Parsons won the vote at the IPC general assembly in Abu Dhabi, in the first round with an absolute majority of 84 from the 162 voting members, beating three other candidates. Craven was not a candidate.
GB can thrive with 'target on their backs' at Paralympics, says Love
The IPC, the global governing body of the paralympic movement, organises summer and winter paralympics, staged immediately after the Olympics in the same host city, and supervises and coordinates world championships and other competitions.
Christiansen: Back in the saddle and in the hunt for more Paralympic success
Becoming an athlete was never my dream, says Paralympic medallist Cockroft