The Board is responsible for managing the business of the BEF. In doing so it must observe the highest standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity; be accountable and give value to members and stakeholders; and engage in partnership with the BEF’s senior management team.

The BEF Board comprises a mix of independent, elected and nominated directors, with an independent chair. The Interim Chair is Ed Warner.

Board members are appointed based on personal competencies. Four members, including the chair, come through an open recruitment process; four members are nominated by the founder members of the BEF (British Dressage, British Eventing, the British Horse Society and British Showjumping); and four members are elected by the Council

Board meetings are attended by the Chief Executive and by members of the executive team as required.

More information about the Board’s terms of reference and responsibilities is in the following documents:

Terms of Reference of the Board

Terms of Reference for Board Chair

Terms of Reference for Board Directors

Declaration of Good Character

Terms of Reference Audit Committee

Terms of Reference Nominations Committee

Terms of Reference Remuneration Committee 

Membership of the Board at 1 February 2018 

Independent Chair (interim) Edmond (Ed) Warner 
Independent non-executive director  Sarah Broughton 
Independent non-executive director  Kevan Taylor 
Independent non-executive director  Martyn Wilks 
Founder member nominated director Julia Biddle                              
Founder member nominated director Christine Blackford                 
Founder member nominated director Tim Holderness-Roddam       
Founder member nominated director Lise-Lotte Olsen                      
Council elected director Jess Cook
Council elected director Barry Johnson
Council elected director Jane Nixon
Council elected director Claire Williams

Audit Committee

Nominations Committee

Remuneration Committee

Kevan Taylor (Chair)

Edmond Warner (Chair)

Sarah Broughton (Chair)

Sarah Broughton

Lise-Lotte Olsen

Christine Blackford

Jess Cook

Kevan Taylor

Barry Johnson

Tim Holderness-Roddam

Martyn Wilks

Martyn Wilks

Claire Williams

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