Pony Club appoints new Chief Executive
The Pony Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Rhian Gibson as its new Chief Executive. She will be joining The Pony Club in September 2017.
As Chief Executive of Welsh Gymnastics Rhian has for the last 5 years led a team of staff and volunteers to transform the sport of Gymnastics in Wales. During her time at Welsh Gymnastics membership has increased from 7,600 to over 25,000 and the number of clubs grew from 76 to 99 and 10 medals were won in gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games.
Having ridden from the age of 5, Rhian has a deep passion for horses and prior to joining Welsh Gymnastics had a career in Broadcasting and Media as Deputy Head of News and Current Affairs, BBC Wales and Director of Commissioning for S4C (Wales’ Television Channel)
Commenting on her new role Rhian said “I am delighted to be joining The Pony Club. I believe that my experience in successfully running Welsh Gymnastics – a volunteer based organisation – growing its membership and profile – along with my passion for all things equestrian will provide me with a great foundation to lead The Pony Club. I am looking forward to working with all Pony Club Volunteers, Staff and Board to grow and develop this fantastic organisation“
Mary Tuckett, Chairman of The Pony Club said “The Trustees and I are delighted that Rhian has accepted our offer to take up the position of Chief Executive of The Pony Club. On behalf of the Members, Volunteers and Staff we very much look forward to welcoming her to our organisation that offers the best youth equestrian training and experiences for children and young people. “