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Meet our team

The day-to-day running of British Dressage (BD) is the responsibilty of our 38 BD staff who beaver away behind the scenes at the Meriden Business Park headquarters in the West Midlands and in our eight regions to make competitive dressage in Britain happen.

The workload is split in the following ways:


  Name: Jason Brautigam
Position: Chief Executive
Tel: 0247 669 8843
Email: Click here to email Jason

Jason provides leadership to the team and works with the Chairman and the Board on delivering the strategic plan. As CEO he oversees all areas and supports many of the technical committees. He manages all of BD’s commercial arrangements, budgets and financial bids, as well as the relationships with key partners such as the BEF, the FEI and government agencies. He ensures the office and regions run smoothly and provides the necessary services to meet the needs of members.

 

Name: Angela Green
Position: HR & Office Manager
Tel: 0247 669 8844
Email: Click here to email Angela

Angela has the task of dealing with the inordinate amount of paperwork generated by all the committee meetings, preparing agendas and taking minutes, as well as performing the standard secretarial roles of keeping the CEO’s diary and fielding all calls.

  Name: Ben Waterhouse
Position: Chief Operating Officer
Tel:  02477 087805
Email:  Click here to email Ben

A new position for BD in 2019, Ben’s focus during the first 12 months will be on improving our internal communication, systems, policies, processes and procedures in order to improve our operational efficiency and effectiveness. The eight Regional Development Officers and IT Systems Manager will be reporting directly to Ben, while he will also be the point of contact for our regional volunteer network. 

 

Position: Regional Development Officers

There are eight regional development officers (RDOs) on the payroll based in their own regions. They organise affordable clinics and training days for all members at all levels, as well as judge training, working closely with the fixtures officer.

Each RDO is part of a committee with a chairman and regional representatives for training, under-25s, judges and Paralympics. Details of your RDO, local reps and training days are published in British Dressage magazine on the Regional Activity page and are available online by clicking Your regions.

 

  Name: Rachel Smith
Position: Member Experience Manager
Tel: 0247 669 8836
Email:  click here to email Rachel

Rachel heads up the busy membership department and helps on a number of projects within BD.  She looks after the compilation of the Members' Handbook annually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

Stacey Webb
Membership Officer

Alex Knott
Membership Co-ordinator

Faye Dawson
Membership Co-ordinator

Katie Benn
Sport & Membership Assistant

Tel 0247 708 7802 / 0247 669 8832
Email: Click here to email the team

Stacey, Faye, Alex and Katie process the membership applications and renewals of BD’s 17,000 members every year, entering the details on computer and keeping an up-to-date record of all members.

They're also in charge of music membership and arrange this membership for non-BD members who compete in freestyle tests, so they don’t break the law when they play their music in public.

The girls also deal with more than 15,000 horse registrations a year and sort the downgrading and assessments of horses and horse passports.

BD holds detailed records of each registered horse, including its competition results, height, age, colour, etc. As a member, you can access your horse’s details online by clicking results and you can also view other horses’ competition results free of charge.


   Name:

Becca Tuttle

 Position: Marketing Manager
 Tel:  02476 698819
 Email:  Click here to email Becca

This role is responsible for all marketing activity for British Dressage. In conjunction with the membership and communications teams, marketing campaigns are poduced to support promotions, initiatives and events throughout the year. Working closely with the RDOs, the role is responsible for ensuring they’re all equipped with the relevant marketing materials and collateral to ensure they can effectively promote their region and its activities. Acting as brand champion, the post holder works to make sure the BD brand and message is consistent across all platforms and clients, from sponsors to venues.


 
Name:

Camille Peters

Position: Marketing Communications Co-ordinator
Tel:  02476 698826
Email:  Click here to email Camille

Millie works closely with Winnie to support all BD's marketing and commercial activity. She helps to manage our loyal partners and sponsors as well as co-ordinating a huge, diverse campaign plan for the year. Millie is also a vital team member at BD event press offices.

 


Name:

Charlotte Osborne
Position: Training & Education Manager
Tel: 0247 669 8833
Email:  Click here to email Charlotte

Charlotte heads the Training & Education team including judges and coaches plus overseeing all training and events such as the Judges Seminar, National Convention, FEI training courses and BD Youth. Charlotte is also our Safeguarding lead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:

Viki Dicesare and Verity Hierons
Position: Training & Education Officers
Tel: 0247 669 8833 - Viki
0247 669 8840 - Verity
Email:

Click here to email Viki
Click here to email Verity

The team works closely with the Training & Education Manager to help organise events such as the National Convention and the Judges Seminar. 

In their roles, Viki and Verity liaise with the Training Committee to help develop the UKCC Courses and the Trainers database.

They also manage the current listed judges database, they also work with the Judges Committee and are in charge of running training and examinations for judges and supporting their activities. 

 

 


Name:
Lou Jones
Position: Sport Operations Manager
Tel: 0247 669 8827
Email:  Click here to email Lou

This position heads up the Sport Operations team delivering Grading, Fixtures, Para, BD Youth, International and Quest, reviewing and refining the Rules and framework to meet the requirements of the sport and membership.

 

Name: Lianne Martin
Position: Senior International Officer
Tel: 0247 669 8835
Email: Click here to email Lianne
Lianne deals with all matters international for Britain's top senior riders. She organises their trips abroad, sorting invitations from international shows, entries, travel documents, FEI riders and horse licenses, FEI Horse Passports. Her job also involves liaising with selectors and chef d'equipes. 

 


 


Name:

Natasha Pearce
Position: Para Equestrian and International Officer
Tel:  02477 087803
Email:  Click here to email Natasha

Natasha deals with the invitations from international para shows and organises trips abroad for para competitors, sorting their travel arrangements and documents. She also works closely with Lianne Martin (above) to arrange international trips for Britain's leading senior riders.

Natasha liaises with the selectors to produce selection policies and assist in the organisation of any events, such as the para national convention.

 

Name: Monica Kilminster
Position: Fixtures Officer
Tel: 02477 087804
Email: Click here to email Monica

This role manages the competition calendar, putting together the Show schedules for nearly 2,000 days of competition a year and liaising with show organisers. Monica doesn't run any shows, so please send your entries to the relevant show organiser, not the BD office.

  Name: Stephanie Verge
Position: Sport Operations Co-ordinator
Tel: 02476 698845
Email:

Click here to email Stephanie

Steph is responsible for all grass roots activity for Club members, including Team Quest, My Quest and Associated Championships, as well as Bronze / Music championships

Name: Charlene Bryant
Position: Championships Officer
Tel: 0247 669 8846
Email: Click here to email Charlene

Charlene is responsible for all competition activity for full members. This includes Area Festivals, Regional Championships, Premier Leagues, High Profile Shows and National / Winter Championships.

Name: Sharon Weir
Position:

U21 International Officer

Tel: 02476 698834
Email: Click here to email Sharon

Sharon deals with all matters international for U21 international riders and teams. She organises all training and test riding weekends for Pony, Children on Horses, Junior and Young Rider Prime and Progress Squads, along with sorting invitations from international shows, entries, travel documents, FEI riders and horse licenses.

Her role also involves liaising with selectors and chefs d'equipe to produce U21 selection policies.

Sharon is Assistant Child Welfare Officer. 

 

 


Name:
Hannah James
Position: Youth Development Co-ordinator
Tel: 02477 087801
Email:  click here to email Hannah

This role works closely with the Training & Education Manager to help coordinate BD Youth Activities such as Foundation Academies and BD Youth National Academies.

Hannah liaises with the BD Youth Committee to help develop the youth education offerings such as the Young professionals Programme, DISE and the Apprenticeship courses. She also works with the other Training and Education Officers to provide youth workforce development opportunities and maintain the BD Youth Coach and Rider Test Assessor lists. 
 

 


Name: Winnie Murphy
Position: Communications Manager
Tel: 0247 669 8842
Email: Click here to email Winnie

Winnie is the editor of British Dressage magazine. She manages the PR and press service for the sport, both on a day to day basis and for major events and international teams. Winnie manages all communication to BD's stakeholders, including the social media, news, print and online publications, event programmes, content and news for the website and all email newsletters.  Winnie is the Voluntary Data Protection Officer for BD.

Name: Joanna Bowns
Position: Communications Officer
Tel: 0247 669 8839
Email: Click here to email Joanna

Jo is a contributor to the British Dressage Magazine and also coordinates content. She writes news items and content for the website, email newsletters and print/online publications. Jo works with Winnie to provide BD's press service and is a vital team member at BD event press offices.


Name: Angie Cook
Position: Finance Manager
Tel: 0247 669 8841
Email: Click here to email Angie

Angie and her team sort BD’s accounts: the daily collating and banking of all income, raising invoices and making payments, paying salaries and keeping records from which the annual audited accounts are prepared.

  Name: Sean Whitty
Position: Accounts Officer
Tel: 0247 669 8838
Email: Click here to email Sean

Sean helps Finance manager Angie Cook to sort BD’s accounts: raising invoices and making payments, and keeping records from which the annual audited accounts are prepared.

  Name: Lyn Ferguson
Position: Finance Officer
Tel: 0247 669 8820
Email: Click here to email Lyn

Lyn deals with the Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger, raising Invoices, collating of income and banking, raising starter levy invoices, and assisting within the Finance Department.

Name: Craig Borthwick
Position: Order/Finance Assistant
Tel: 0247 669 8830
Email: Click here to email Craig

Craig assists the Finance Department, reconciles and enters shop and membership income and raises invoices. He also processes orders via the online shop and telephone. 

Name: Pamela Mobbs
Position: Order Assistant
Tel: 0247 669 8830
Email: Click here to email Pamela

Pam deals with online and telephone orders, supplying venues with score sheets, and customers with test sheets and merchandise. She organises the post room, the stock levels in the shop, and orders all office stationery.

 

 

Name:

David Mountford
Position: IT Systems Manager
Tel:  
Email:  

David works tirelessly to keep our IT systems up and running. He oversees our members database, results systems and organisers event portal and how all of them interact with the website.

 Staff names in bold make up the senior management team.


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