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BRITISH FENCING APPOINTS USHER AS CEO

7th February 2014

British Fencing Appoints Georgina Usher as Chief Executive Officer

British Fencing is delighted to announce the appointment of Georgina Usher as Chief Executive Officer.

Georgina Usher brings a wealth of experience to the role from over 30 years of involvement in fencing combined with a career in shaping and leading businesses.  Her appointment follows a comprehensive and rigorous recruitment process, with the cooperation of our funding partners Sport England and UK Sport.  She will be taking over from current CEO Peter King, on the completion of his contract, on April 1. 

British Fencing Chairman David Teasdale said;

"Georgina Usher is a talented fencer with a passion for the sport who is well known, well liked and well respected throughout the fencing community.  As a Board member she was centrally involved in developing our vision and 2024 goals. I am delighted that she has agreed to accept the role of CEO, to build on the important contribution that Peter King has made and take British Fencing forward on its "Green, Grow, Gold" strategy.”

Georgina Usher said;

“Fencing is a fantastic sport with an exciting future, and I am delighted to have been offered the role of CEO.  I look forward to bringing together the passion and knowledge of the fencing community with the support and experience of our partners and sponsors to help us meet the challenges that lie ahead and create a vibrant future for the sport.  I am certain that, working together, we can attract many new people into our sport and create the structure for them to stay and fulfil their ambitions.

“I am fully committed to supporting strongly our effective performance programme and talent pathway, to give our young talent the very best opportunities to succeed.”

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