Board of Directors
Vicky Gosling OBE
Vicky joined GB Snowsport as Chief Executive Officer in April 2018.
A former Group Captain in the Royal Air Force, Vicky’s military career in the RAF featured highly successful operational, strategic and leadership roles which saw her awarded an MBE in 2004, followed by an OBE in 2014 for services to the military.
She played a crucial executive role in the organisation and breakout success of the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014, going on to become CEO of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, USA.
Vicky also sits on the Board of the Global Mental Health Summit, is an Armed Forces Lawn Tennis Association Councillor, a strategic advisor to the UK Invictus Games Delegation, and is a founding custodian of Rugby Centurions.
Rory was Chief Executive of Coutts, the wealth management arm of RBS Group. This business had operations in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, the Middle East, and Switzerland. Prior to that he was the Chairman and Chief Executive of UBS Asia Pacific, responsible for the Investment Bank, Wealth management and Asset management in that region. He was also Chairman of Global Investment Banking.
Rory was instrumental in helping BSS (now GB Snowsport) in its first funding venture in early 2010 and has now offered his time, energy and passion for snowsports to help the organisation improve the programmes and support it offers to British snowsport athletes.
Paula is a chartered accountant, who gained her qualification with Coopers and Lybrand/PwC and subsequently has worked mainly in the alcoholic beverage sector over the past 25 years within companies such as Allied Domecq plc, William Grants and now at Stock Spirits plc. Her main focus is mergers and acquisitions as well as long term strategy for the business but she has also had experience as their Finance Director in Poland and Group Financial Controller.
Paula is passionate about winter sports from the time she was a chalet girl in Meribel before she started her accountancy career where she snowboarded, but she now down-hill skis and she likes to take on the odd easy ski tour with a guide. She also took a sabbatical from her day job a few years ago to teach herself cross-country skiing where she completed the Tjejvasan ski race in Sweden.
Ex-professional skier and investment professional Anna has already built up a portfolio of non-executive roles after a twenty year career in asset management with firms like Dresdner, M&G and Investec. Anna was previously a member of the British Children’s Ski Team as well as being BASI qualified. She still loves skiing, particularly fresh powder in Flaine with her three children.
RICHARD LEMAN OBE
Richard previously held the position of Chair at Great Britain Hockey, so brings top-class experience from the sporting arena to GB Snowsport as well as experience of building businesses.
Richard set up his first business in 1993 and has since founded and chaired several businesses, mainly in the Human Resource and Recruitment sectors. In addition he has set up a Charity at East Grinstead Sports Club where he has raised over £4m to help develop the multi-sport community hub. Richard also played hockey at two Olympic games, winning a Bronze medal at Los Angeles in 1984 and a Gold medal at Seoul in 1988. He is now a keen skier who has passed the passion onto his children.
Melinda is founder and CEO of Baby2Body the award winning, wellness company for women. Melinda is a Sports and Exercise Psychologist, author and innovator, passionate about sports and physical activity and optimising both health and performance through technology. Melinda is a strategic thinker and proven leader having spent many years as an independent consultant for numerous blue chip companies, and has held multiple board roles in both for profit, and not for profit organisations.
Melinda is on the board to advise in the development of its vision, strategy and policies, in collaboration with the CEO and other Board members. The role will involve providing oversight and independent views on the implementation of the next phase of the sport’s Strategy to the 2022 Winter Games.
Discipline Committee Chairs
DR. CHRISTIAN EWALD