UKBJJA STRUCTURE

  • Board of up to 12, including at least 25% of whom are independent directors
  • Chairman to be elected every four years by member vote for maximum of two terms
  • Secretary to be elected every four years by member vote for maximum of two terms
  • Treasurer to be elected every four years by member vote for maximum of two terms
  • Council of 24 Officers responsible for the following areas: England BJJ Development; Wales BJJ Development; Scotland BJJ Development; Northern Ireland BJJ Development; Welfare, Safety and Equality; Competition Structure and Standards; Referees; Outreach and Development; Elite Performance; to be elected every four years by member vote. (NB this list of areas of responsibility is not exhaustive)

UKBJJA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Chairman

Post due for election: October 2021
Simon Hayes

Simon Hayes

Treasurer

Post due for election: October 2021
Dave Coles

Dave Coles

Secretary

Post due for election: October 2021

Nicholas Brooks

Regional Director, England

Post due for election: October 2021
James McIntyre

James McIntyre

Regional Director, Scotland

Post due for election: October 2021

Committee(s): Junior Development; Schools

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

Regional Director, Wales

Post due for election: October 2021

Pete Lavery

Regional Director, Northern Ireland

Post due for election: October 2021

Catherine Elder

Independent DIrector - Safeguarding

Francis Lambert

Francis Lambert

Independent Director, PR & Marketing

Lawrence Selby

Independent Director, Legal

Rodrigo Souza

Independent Director, Finance

UKBJJA COUNCIL

The UKBJJA Council is responsible for driving forward the agenda of the UKBJJA via its Committees and for holding the Board to account.  Councillors are elected every four years and the next elections are due in October 2021. From time to time, Councillors are appointed to fulfil specific roles or provide specific expertise.

Jude Samuel

Jude Samuel

Principal Council Officer

Post due for election: October 2021

jolie boyle

jolie boyle

Women's Committee Chair

Appointed March 2018

Post due for election: October 2021

Committee(s): Women’s

tim carden

Universities Officer

Appointed October 2017

Marcelo Coppa

Head Referee

Appointed January 2018

Raphael Dos Santos

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2021

Jonathan Dunn

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2021

Stuart Forrester

Councillor

Appointed August 2020

Lesley Harrison

Competitions Officer

Appointed October 2017

Paul Hartley

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2021

Gina Hopkins

Disability Officer

Appointed January 2018

Jimmy Johnstone

Junior Development Committee Chair

Post due for election: October 2021

lee johnstone

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2021

Omied Khakshour

Junior Development Officer, Wales

Appointed August 2020

Becca Millar

Junior Development Officer, Northern Ireland

Appointed August 2020

David Onuma

David Onuma

Equality & Diversity Committee Chair

Appointed August 2020

Committee(s): Equality & Diversity

Rodrigo Rayes

Data Protection Officer

Post due for election: October 2021

Leigh Remedios

Councillor

Appointed August 2020

Rebeca Scattone

Rebeca Scattone

Councillor

Appointed August 2020

Post due for election October 2021

Committee(s): Equality & Diversity; Women’s

Nisar Shaikh

Nisar Shaikh

Councillor

Appointed August 2020

Post due for election: October 2021

Committee(s): Equality & Diversity

Roger Spillere

Roger Spillere

Councillor

Appointed August 2020

Post due for election: October 2021

Committee(s): Equality & Diversity

Mark Tucker

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2021

Tom Wilson

Emergency Services Committee Chair

Appointed August 2020

Gret Zoeller

Schools Committee Chair

Post due for election: October 2021

vacant

Junior Development Officer, Scotland

Post due for election: October 2021

UKBJJA STAFF & ADVISORS

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible for the day to day running of the Association and the implementation of UKBJJA strategy. They are not on the Board of Directors, but report directly to them.

Get in touch: [email protected]

Gemma Kane

Gemma Kane

Social Media Manager

Dr Steve Murray

Dr Steve Murray

Chief Medical Officer

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