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Unexpected Changes to the British Dressage Board

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Unexpected Changes to the British Dressage Board of Directors

British Dressage today have announced changes to the Board of Directors, with two members of the Board recently standing down from their positions.

Karen Wilson, who was recently been appointed Finance Director has tendered her resignation after only six weeks in post. BD’S previous Finance Director, Maggie Copus, has therefore been co-opted back onto the Board with immediate effect.

A formal election for the position of Finance Director will take place in due course, information on this will be published at that point.

Jo Graham, has stood down from her position Judges Director, this was after two years in office. Jane Peberdy, deputy on the Judges Committee, will take over as Chair of the committee on an interim basis. The Board will discuss a replacement Director appointment at their next meeting in December. A formal announcement will then follow once the Board has fully considered the options available.

BD Chairman Penny Pollard commented;

“It’s always disappointing to lose valued colleagues. I wish Karen well in her professional role with the oil industry in Scotland and hope that she will stay involved with BD in the future.

“We owe Jo an enormous debt of gratitude for her hard work and determination to modernise the Judges training and examination system. With the help of the office team, technical committee and regional volunteers, BD has revolutionised its methods to the point that we’re now the envy of other countries. She leaves judging in a healthy place and should be incredibly proud of her achievements.

“We wish Jo well in her future projects and thank her for giving her time as a volunteer over the past two years in what is a challenging role.

“We have a great deal of experience on the Board and we will now continue to build on the excellent progress that has already been achieved this year. To have Maggie back will give us stability and continuity, so we can further our plans to develop a modern, vibrant and successful sport.”

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