British Eventing is the governing body for the sport of Eventing in Great Britain, responsible for over 180 events attracting some 500,000 spectators, 23,000 horses and riders, 30,000 volunteers and some 100,000 digital followers. This a challenging time for BE and there are problems that need to be addressed.
They are therefore seeking a decisive leader who understands equestrian sport and has the ability to rebuild trust in BE. The CEO, working closely with the Board of up to 8 non-executive directors and reporting to the Chairman he/she will ensure robust governance for the sport, excellent levels of service for all members and stakeholders, and be responsible for the continued promotion and development of a sustainable Olympic sport.
To be successful in the role, the selected individual will need excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. A decisive and proactive approach is essential as is the ability to successfully engage with a diverse range of stakeholder groups. Current knowledge of national and international sport is essential combined with a knowledge of elite sport and UK High Performance programmes. Knowledge of or participation in equestrian sport is highly desirable. Commercial acumen and an open mind to innovation is also required.