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

Neil Willams

Neil Willams

Chairman

Post due for election: October 2025

Stuart Forrester

Stuart Forrester

Secretary

Post due for election: October 2025

Simon Ling

Simon Ling

Treasurer

Post due for election: October 2025

Simon Hayes

Simon Hayes

Principal Council Offier

Post due for election: October 2022

Greg Creel

Greg Creel

Regional Director, Wales

Post due for election: October 2025

Robert Cullinan

Robert Cullinan

Regional Director, Northern Ireland

Post due for election: October 2025

Jimmy Johnstone

Jimmy Johnstone

Regional Director, England

Post due for election: October 2025

James McIntyre

James McIntyre

Regional Director, Scotland; Designated Safeguarding Officer

Post due for election: October 2025

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

President

David Hart

David Hart

Independent DIrector

Lawrence Selby

Lawrence Selby

Independent Director, Legal

Daniel Strauss

Daniel Strauss

Independent Director

UKBJJA Legacy Committee

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

President

Dave Coles

Dave Coles

Simon Hayes

Simon Hayes

Principal Council Offier

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.

jolie boyle

jolie boyle

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Tim Carden

Universities Officer

Appointed 2016

Marcelo Coppa

Marcelo Coppa

Head Referee

Appointed 2017

Raphael Dos Santos

Raphael Dos Santos

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Stuart Henderson

Junior Development Officer, Scotland

Post due for election: October 2025

Gina Hopkins

Gina Hopkins

Disability Officer

Appointed 2018

Lee Johnstone

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Gemma Kane

Gemma Kane

Women's Committee Chair

Post due for election: October 2025

Omied Khakshour

Omied Khakshour

Junior Development Officer, Wales

Post due for election: October 2025

Steve Ladley

Steve Ladley

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Becca Millar

Becca Millar

Junior Development Officer, Northern Ireland

Post due for election: October 2025

Leigh Remedios

Leigh Remedios

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Nisar Shaikh

Nisar Shaikh

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Roger Spillere

Roger Spillere

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Michelle Sum

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Mark Tucker

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Alex Veitch

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

ALEX Webb

ALEX Webb

Councillor

Post due for election: October 2025

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Emergency Services Committee Chair

Appointed August 2020

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.

Gemma Kane

Gemma Kane

Social Media Manager

Responsible for the UKBJJA Social Media channels.

Dr Steve Murray

Dr Steve Murray

Chief Medical Officer

Active UKBJJA Committees

Below is a list of currently active UKBJJA committees. To find out more about their work, or to get involved, please email [email protected]

Armed Forces Committee
Belt Committee
Competitions Committee
Covid Committee
Disability & Para Jiu Jitsu Committee
Disciplinary Committee
Emergency Services Committee
Equality & Diversity Committee
Finance Committee
Junior Development Committee
Legacy Committee
Medical Committee
Membership Committee
Rules Committee
Schools Committee
University Committee
Women’s Committee

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