International Relations Committee

Last updated: 29.12.2022

The International Relations Committee is a BF Standing Committee. All BF Standing Committee Terms of References must align with the Board approved BF Standing Committee – Basic Terms of Reference v1.3 approved 23.11.2021.

Committee Members

Chair: The BF President – Hilary Philbin
CEO – Georgina Usher
IR Director – Pat Aiyenuro

Chair of BF Board – Mark Lyttle
The UK Sport nominated advisor

Diversity Statement available here.


Summary Responsibilities

  • advise Board on international relations strategy;
  • under the CEO, to manage the UK Sport budget for international relations and coordinate resultant activities
  • put forward to Nominations Committee recommendations for international posts, having developed and maintained succession plans


Detailed Responsibilities

  • To advise the Board on international relations strategy and policy
  • To brief the Board on any international relations issues arising from the FIE, the EFC and other relevant international bodies
  • After consultation with the Rules committee and the International Relations Group, to make decisions on all proposals tabled for FIE and EFC congresses.
  • To make nominations for FIE and EFC positions on Executive Committees, Commissions, Councils and Panels (or any FIE/EFC position which may arise from time to time) for approval by the Nominations Committee (NomCom) and the Board
  • To advise the Board on successful candidates for FIE and EFC positions
  • To make succession planning arrangements, and to advise the Board as/when appropriate
  • To manage the IR budget in accordance with any current UK Sport requirements and our IR Strategy
  • To advise the Board of any major IR issues
  • To work with UKS, consulting on BF’s IR strategy, and keeping UKS informed of any major IR issues
  • To brief members of the International Relations Group to ensure activities are aligned with the BF International Relations Strategy
  • To attend (or nominate other appropriate BF members to attend) relevant International Relations meetings on behalf of BF.


Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference – approved December 2022




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