At this weekend’s British Wrestling Association Board Meeting, three new independent Non-Executive Board Directors (INEDs) were ratified onto the Board.
Jem Lawson, Chair of the British Wrestling Association, welcomed Daniela Bauch, Elizabeth Riley and Shaherah Jordan as INEDs for Finance; Business & Legal; and Marketing & Communications; respectively).
The process for recruiting to fill the three INED vacancies was rigorous and comprehensive with the positions being advertised on appropriate platforms, applications gathered, short lists prepared and interviews conducted. The Association is grateful for the pro bono assistance received from Amanda Fone of the Original Search company.
The final stage is ratification by the Voting Members at a General Meeting.
All three new Non-Executive Directors have a great personal interest in sport, as well as bringing their specific professional skills to the Board.
One of their first tasks, begun at the meeting, is to assist in drawing up a strategy for the sport of Wrestling in the United Kingdom which will form the basis of a business plan to be submitted to Sport England as part of the new four-year funding cycle
Said Jem, “I, personally, am delighted with our new Directors and very much look forward to working with a fully integrated Board.”
The Board had a two-day face-to-face meeting at a central location in Leicestershire, with a first day of strategy formation, facilitated by Steve Bentley of First Ascent. In addition to Board Directors were Tony Melling (England Chair, observer) Ian Wiggett (Welsh Wrestling Association Chair, observer) Ellen Morris (Northern Region Chair, observer) Eric Ciake (England Talent Lead, observer), Mark Pollin (observer from Northern Ireland Wrestling Association, deputising for Barry Pollin Chair, NIWA) and Yvonne Ball, (Administrator).