The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has appointed Nick Fellows as its new chief executive.
Fellows leaves his current role as chief executive of the British Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) to take over from BEF interim chief executive Nicki Kavanagh and interim chief operating officer David Ingle on 26th March.
Clare Salmon, the last permanent BEF chief executive, resigned in July 2017 after a year in the job.
Fellows, who has previously worked with the British Olympic Association (BOA), is currently a director of British Shooting and sits on the board of the English Target Shooting Federation.
He is a former head of the Olympic Medical Institute and interim director for Bucks and Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership. He has also worked as a manager for Newsquest Media Group and as a director of National Sports Medicine Institute.
“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 [Britain] is rightly regarded as one of the leading equestrian nations,” said Fellows.
“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.”