British Dodgeball announce Katharine Ford as new Chair

Katharine joins us with over 12 years experience as a Non-Executive Director in sport across regeneration, disability sport, youth sport and global sports governance, where she was the first woman to lead Ultracycling globally as the President & Chair of WUCA. She will continue in her role as an Independent Director of the Commonwealth Games Scotland Youth Trust.

Katharine is a Senior Business Manager in Ofgem’s Offshore Wind team where she works in Project Management and Policy Development having previously previously worked in Risk, Audit and Compliance. Her career also includes working in Physical Therapy, Leisure Recruitment and Fundraising Consultancy. Katharine also has a background as an elite athlete, as a 4-time world-record holding ultra-cyclist.

Her experience will enable British Dodgeball to look at the needs of our board, strengthen our board governance, support the fantastic team we already have in place, and support us as we go through the Sports Council recognition process. 

Katharine commented ….

“I’m thrilled to be begin my new role as the Chair of this wonderful organisation. British Dodgeball is clearly leading the way through the incredible work of Ben and his talented team, and has a very clear vision for where it wants to go next. It’s a wonderfully fun and exciting sport and I’m excited myself to be joining the organisation at this period in its evolution. Given where British Dodgeball sits globally as a national governing body, I expect it will be an attractive proposition to dynamic board talent as we look to expand the board, and continue to build the skills the organisation needs to go from strength to strength. I’m excited to get to know the whole team and to support them in their work.”

Ben Hoyle, Managing Director of British Dodgeball said, “on behalf of the management team and staff we are delighted to welcome Katharine to her new role as Chair of British Dodgeball. 

Having spoken with Katharine it is clear that she shows a great amount of enthusiasm and experience that will vastly support British Dodgeball during this next phase of our journey. Katharine has a fantastic record as a leader and for instilling good governance, risk management and compliance in previous and current board’s she has sat on. Her skills in this area were key factors in the recruitment process”.

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