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Staff

Iain Graham
INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Iain Graham

Iain joins British Equestrian from British Showjumping as Interim CEO. He has been at British Showjumping since 2009, first as Head of Sport and Performance before taking on the role of CEO in May 2010.

Chief Executive's Office

Lucy Jones
PA TO CHAIR AND CEO
Lucy Jones

 

Chief Executive's Office

T 02476 698871
E lucy.jones@bef.co.uk

 

HEAD OF INTEGRITY AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Lynne Bailey

 

Chief Executive's Office
T 02476 698 871
E lynne.bailey@bef.co.uk

HEAD OF SECRETARIAT
Jenalynn Ancliff

Jenalynn provides support for the FEI disciplines, working in collaboration with them to manage the regulatory and administrative activities of the FEI. She deals with all FEI calendar matters, invitations and competition schedules, and coordinates the National Federation’s response on FEI Rules revision. She provides assistance in ensuring British Equestrian meets its governance obligations and assists with British Equestrian Appeals and BEFAR Hearings. She also leads on the delivery of British Equestrian’s passport functions.

General Office
T 02476 698 871
E jen.ancliff@bef.co.uk

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Melissa Kinrade

 

General Office
T 02476 698 871
E melissa.kinrade@bef.co.uk

EQUESTRIAN SERVICES COORDINATOR
Felicity Towers

Felicity provides administrative support to Head of Secretariat and the Passport team. She's the point of contact for Para Classification on a national and international level, and leads the administration in this area.

General Office
T 02476 698 871
E felicity.towers@bef.co.uk

SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Helen Brown

Helen is the main contact for all areas of equestrian safeguarding. She works with Member Bodies to share safeguarding best-practice from across the industry, as well as providing them with access to specialist advice and assistance when they need it.

Governance & Legal
T 02476 698 871
E safeguarding@bef.co.uk

INDEPENDENT SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Keith Oddy

After spending 30 years as a police officer dealing predominantly with child protection cases, Keith now provides advice and investigative services to a number of National Governing Bodies for Sport, including chairing Case Management Groups.

Governance & Legal
T 02476 698 871
E safeguarding@bef.co.uk

ANTI-DOPING PROGRAMME MANAGER
Sandra Hill

 

Governance & Legal
T 02476 698 873
E sandra.hill@bef.co.uk

PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
Richard Waygood MBE

Alongside his role as Eventing Performance Manager, Richard oversees the Performance aspect of the World Class Programme in his role as Performance Director. 

World Class Team
 

DRESSAGE PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Caroline Griffith

Caroline acts as the Team Manager and Chef d’Equipe of the Dressage Team at Championship level, and co-ordinates the implementation and development of systems across the Podium and Podium Potential Dressage programmes in support of continued medal success.

World Class Team
T 02476 698 874
E caroline.griffith@bef.co.uk

PARA DRESSAGE PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Georgina Sharples

Georgina acts as the Team Manager and Chef d’Equipe of the Para Dressage Team at Championship level, and co-ordinates the implementation and development of systems across the Podium programme in support of continued medal success.

World Class Team
T 02476 698 874
E georgina.sharples@bef.co.uk

WORLD CLASS PROGRAMME LEADER
Sophie Thomas

Sophie's responsibilities cover operations and logistics for the British team and World Class Programme activity. She has travelled as part of the “team behind the team” to three Olympic Games, one Paralympic Games and five World Equestrian Games.

World Class Team
T 02476 698 874
E sophie.thomas@bef.co.uk

WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT
Lucy Phillips

Lucy assists with the operations and logistics support for the World Class Programme and British championship teams, and works with the Programme Leader to provide additional support to HSSM and ESSM practitioners and performance analysis.

World Class Team
T 02476 698 874
E lucy.phillips@bef.co.uk

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS
David Hamer

David coordinates the implementation of the strategy and technical framework for Olympic and Paralympic athlete and coach development to ensure the supply and support needed for continued medal success at Senior Championship level.

World Class Team
T 02476 698 904
E david.hamer@bef.co.uk

WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS LEAD ADMINISTRATOR
Georgie Wheeler

Georgie is the central point of contact for British Equestrian Excel Talent Programme and leads the administration of this Programme and helps support the World Class Programme team.

World Class Team
T 02476 698 904
E georgie.wheeler@bef.co.uk

HEAD OF PARTICIPATION
David Butler

David leads the Participation team to raise awareness, increase numbers, and improve the experiences of those involved in equestrian sport, working closely with British Equestrian's member bodies. The team’s work also includes equality and diversity.

Participation Team
T 02476 698 871
E david.butler@bef.co.uk

PARTICIPATION OFFICER
David Padgen

David is responsible for sport development in relation to coaching, facilities and funding. He's the point of contact working with our Member Bodies on local and regional activities in the eastern portion of England.

Participation Team
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E david.padgen@bef.co.uk

PARTICIPATION OFFICER
Jo Underhill

Jo is responsible for research and knowledge in relation to any form of involvement in equestrian sport. She's the point of contact working with our Member Bodies on local and regional activities in the western portion of England.

Participation Team
T 02476 698 871
E jo.underhill@bef.co.uk

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS 
Winnie Murphy

Winnie oversees communications between British Equestrian and its Member Bodies, as well as with external media.

Marketing & Communications Team
T 02476 698 877
E winnie.murphy@bef.co.uk

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Rachel Dyke

Rachel assists in communications with Member Bodies and the media. She handles social media, updates the website and works with athletes, partners and staff to find innovative ways of sharing the work of British Equestrian.

Marketing & Communications Team
T 02476 698 871
E rachel.dyke@bef.co.uk

FINANCE ASSISTANT
Stephen Jordan

Stephen supports the Head of Finance to administer day-to-day finance function, ensuring that all grants are expended in accordance with the award agreements.

Finance Team
T 02476698871
E stephen.jordan@bef.co.uk