British Weight Lifting is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Non-Executive Directors, who take up their positions with immediate effect. Following a highly successful recent recruitment campaign Jane Fenwick, Rupinder Ashworth, Neil Wood and Matthew Curtain have been appointed to the British Weight Lifting Board.
Matthew Curtain is well-renowned both Internationally and within the UK and joins with a wealth of weightlifting and sporting experience. He is currently the Sport Director of FITEQ, a new International Federation responsible for the sport of Teqball, Chair of the Netball World Cup 2023 Bid Evaluation Committee and a member of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Sport Programme Commission. Prior to this, he served the Commonwealth Games Federation as their first-ever Director of Sport and International Federation Relations from 2014 to 2018, primarily responsible for designing the sports programme for the Commonwealth Games editions of 2022 to 2030 and in regard to Gold Coast 2018 he was responsible for developing and delivering the innovative and inaugural athlete quota framework, qualification systems and medal-event gender equity strategy that was applied for the first time.
The federation also announced that two existing Non-Execs, Guy Taylor and David Knaggs, have agreed to serve another four-year term on the Board; providing continuity to the team.
BWL is currently initiating the process to find a new Independent Chair to be in post from 31 March 2019 onwards
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