BEF appoints Nick Fellows as Chief Executive

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:48 GMT

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Fellows as its new Chief Executive.

Currently the Chief Executive of Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA), Nick brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of Olympic and community sport, having worked with British Shooting; the British Olympic Association, as head of the Olympic Medical Institute; and as Interim Director for Bucks and Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership. He has also worked in media as a manager for Newsquest Media Group and as a Director of National Sports Medicine Institute (NSMI). 

Nick is currently a Director of British Shooting and sits on the Board of the English Target Shooting Federation.

Interim Chair of the BEF, Ed Warner says: “I am delighted to confirm Nick as the new BEF Chief Executive. His leadership and management experience in both public and private sectors, and work with multi-disciplinary teams across performance and grassroots sport, will further strengthen our organisation as it builds for the future.” 

Says Nick: "I am hugely honoured to have been appointed to the position of CEO of the British Equestrian Federation and excited to be taking on the challenge of leading the team in such an important and high profile sport. The BEF, along with its member bodies, has a great track record of winning medals at major events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and is rightly regarded as one of the leading equestrian nations. 

“My experience of working with the World Class Programme team at the Olympic Medical Institute has given me some insight into the sport and the various facets it embraces. I am looking forward to meeting and understanding the objectives of the wide range of member bodies and the key people throughout the BEF, both staff and athletes, who together deliver the successful outcomes. 

“My experience at British Shooting, a similar organisation in many respects, will help me to appreciate the role of the BEF in relation to member bodies and how we may work to best effect to add value, whilst my current role at the CPSA is within a body that’s very similar to many of the BEF’s members. I can't wait to get started!”

Nick will join the BEF on 26 March 2018, taking over from current Interim Chief Executive Nicki Kavanagh, and Interim Chief 
Operating Officer, David Ingle, who have supported the BEF’s executive and guided the Federation through the compliance process for the UK Sport and Sport England A Code for Sports Governance. 

Ed adds: “I would like to thank Nicki and David for supporting the BEF so professionally and enthusiastically since August 2017.”