We are pleased to confirm the appointment of two new Independent Non-Executive Directors to the organisation’s Board effective immediately.
Greg Bennett, who will act as GB Snowsport’s new Treasurer following the departure of Paula Cardwell earlier this year and as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, is an experienced non-executive, currently serving as Non-Executive Chair of FinTech Appital Ltd, and Independent Non-Executive Director of Harbour Solutions Group and Mizuho International plc, where he also serves as Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee. A Chartered Accountant, Greg is a keen skier who brings extensive stakeholder management and corporate fundraising experience.
Michael Oesterlin brings more than 30 years of international television and film and entertainment experience to the Board with a track record in international business development and content sales for companies including Useful Global Media Solutions, A+E Networks International, 21st Century Fox International Television and Warner Bros. International Television. Originally, a nationally ranked US Freestyle and professional mogul skier, Michael has taken up alpine racing with the Kandahar ski club and, as a member of Ski Club of Great Britain and a supporter of Snow Camp, is a committed champion of Britain’s grassroots and high-performance snowsport industry.
Rory Tapner, GB Snowsport Chair, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Greg and Michael to the Board and look forward to working closely with them at this critical stage for GB Snowsport. They were the standout candidates from a thorough recruitment process, and I am sure they will play an important role in supporting Britain’s exceptional ski and snowboard athletes. The whole Board looks forward to the fresh perspectives that Greg and Michael will bring and to working closely with them.”
Greg Bennett said:
“I am delighted to be joining the Board of GB Snowsport at this time. The performances of the athletes supported by GB Snowsport have been outstanding and are a success story of which Great Britain should rightly be proud. I look forward to assisting the organisation as we build on that success and head into the next Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan-Cortina in 2026.”
Michael Oesterlin said:
“Given Great Britain’s long snowsport heritage, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in broadening the reach, extending the depth, and increasing the competitiveness of British skiing and snowboarding. GB Snowsport’s role in this incredible sport is close to my heart, and I am pleased to have the chance to contribute to its growth and development.”
In other changes to the Board, Robbie Clyde has stood down as Snowsport Scotland’s appointed representative to be replaced by Snowsport Scotland Chief Executive, Scott Simon. Louise Wright has tendered her resignation having served as Snowsport England’s appointed representative.
We thank Robbie and Louise for their contributions to GB Snowsport through their terms of service.