Overview

The Board of British Fencing (BF) is responsible for the overall governance, development and management of the sport of fencing in GB.  The Board sets the strategic direction of the sport, appoints the CEO and monitors progress and results.

The Board consists of eleven Board Directors, of whom eight are elected and three appointed by the Board (these three being the Chair of the Board and of British Fencing, and two Independent Directors).  The Board’s quorum rules specify that the elected members must always be in the majority.  In addition to these voting directors, Board meetings are attended by the BF President and Home Country and athlete representatives.  Staff members attend some meetings, or parts of meetings, to brief/advise the Board.

Although some Board members may be content to give out contact details, normally they should be contacted through Head Office or 0208 742 3032 in the first instance.

ELECTED DIRECTORS

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Pat Aiyenuro

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Mary Cohen

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Tommy Curran Jones

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Caryl Oliver

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Matthias Ossyra

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James Williams

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

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Mark Lyttle – Chair

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Yashmin Harun Board Safeguarding Champion

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Jochen Losch

APPOINTED DIRECTOR

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Francis Wilkinson

Diversity Metrics

As at 10.10.2020, 45% of the occupied Director positions are women (5 of 11) and 55% are men.

As at 10.10.2020, 36% of the occupied Director positions are BAME (4 of 11) and 27% are Black (3 of 11).

 

Director Terms

Board Observers

Tristan Parris – England Representative
Jack Magill – Northern Ireland Representative
Vincent Bryson – Scotland Representative
Matthew Russell  – Wales Representative
James Honeybone – Chair, Senior Athlete Rep Panel

 

More Information

For more information on elected and independent director appointment process please see the articles of association and byelaws. The Electoral Officer is listed here.  The process is overseen on behalf of the Board by the Nominations Committee.

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