Board of Directors
British Showjumping Non-Executive Board Directors
Charles Britton – Chairman
With an involvement in the sport that spans more than five decades Charles brings a wealth of experience with him to the role of Chairman. Initially involved as a competitor, Charles also has a highly renowned business which designs and builds equestrian facilities for horse owners and riders at all levels of the sport in Charles Britton Equestrian Construction, is the proprietor and show organiser of SouthView Equestrian Centre and has served on both the National Sport and Members Council committees.
Iain Graham – Chief Executive
Starting within the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1993 with an Honours degree in Pharmacy, Iain’s career changed paths when he was appointed as Technical Advisor to British Eventing. Shortly afterwards Iain accepted the position of BE Regional Director for Scotland and the North of England where he remained until joining British Showjumping bringing a depth of knowledge from the equestrian industry. Iain also has a wealth of experience from the commercial sector in respect of formulating and delivering change on strategic planning and re structuring. Iain was appointed as a member of the EEF Jumping Working Group in 2014 and is an FEI Technical Delegate for Eventing.
Andy Bathe MA, VetMV, DEO, DipECVS, DipACVSMR, MCRVS - Equine Welfare Non-Executive Board Director, British Showjumping
Globally recognised within the industry as a specialist in equine veterinary medicine, Andy is a highly acclaimed Equine Surgeon and Orthopaedic Clinician at Rossdales, who offer world-class veterinary services to all sectors of the equine market.
Qualifying from Cambridge University Veterinary School he subsequently trained in surgery at the University of Bristol before joining Rossdales in Newmarket in 2003. Andy is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation; holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Diploma in Equine Orthopaedics; and is recognised by the RCVS as a Specialist in Equine Surgery, and Equine Sports Medicine. Andy was also an official treating vet for the London 2012 Olympic Games and acted as the team vet for British Eventing and British Showjumping Pony Teams during the 1990’s.
Bruce Watterson – Finance
An FCA qualified accountant, Client Director and Chief Operations Officer for the Dixcart Trust Corporation Limited office in Guernsey, Bruce looks after a diverse portfolio of commercial, corporate and private high net worth clients. He has an extensive understanding of offshore fun management across a full spectrum of assett investment portfolios spanning both personal and business investments. Bruce has previously served on the Round Table National Finance Committee.
Arlina Mauree Bsc (Hons) DPhil – Inclusivity & Compliance Non-Executive Board Director, British Showjumping
An experienced Executive Director who is heavily focused on ensuring fairness and equality of opportunity. Arlina brings with her an extensive skill set in management, technical applications and software development gained from working at Director level within the IT, Network Engineering and Recruitment environment.
Having gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and a DPhil in Biological Sciences Arlina commenced her career within academia and scientific research before moving into the commercial sector where, for the past twenty years, she has held Director positions. Her primary focus has been on the strategising of long-term business needs, evaluating people and their roles along with assisting with business restructuring and process implementation.
Samantha Livesey – Integrity & Compliance
Samantha has been a member of British Showjumping for over 25 years. Competing initially at Young Rider level, where she qualified and jumped twice in the Young Riders Final at Olympia International Horse Show, she has produced showjumpers from British Novice through to Grade A level and CSI Amateur International Competition, and currently competes her two horses in the North West region. In addition to competing within the sport and understanding the needs of its key stakeholders, Samantha brings an added depth of expertise, knowledge and value to British Showjumping in her professional capacity as a partner at International law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. Heading up the Commercial team, Samantha is well used to working with clients at Board level and has specialist sports sector expertise as a key member of Pinsent Masons' Business of Sport legal team, leading the firm's Horseracing and Equine Industries advisory service. Advising sports industry clients such as UK Sport and The Jockey Club, Samantha also sits on the BEF anti-doping board where she has participated as a panel member in an associated tribunal hearing.
James Broome – Showjumping Specific
Managing one of the busiest equestrian facilities within the UK for the past two decades, James brings tremendous knowledge and understanding of the sport as a whole in addition to the requirements of those participating in it. James has also sat as an elected Director and Vice Chair on the board of another BEF member body, British Carriagedriving, as well as having served in a voluntary capacity on a number of BEF groups including the BEF Facilities Steering Group.
David Sheerin – Showjumping Specific
General Manager at Wellington Riding, David has designed and upgraded the competition centre to a world class level. He has developed revenue expension strategies and delivered business stragegy and systems to improve quality and efficiency of operations. He is director of the Wellington International Horse Trials (CCI13* level) and also show organiser for Wellington Riding's CSI2* and CDI3* shows. David was Chief Instructor at Wellington Riding before taking the role of General Manager in 2014 - he brings with him a depth of knowledge that spans delivery of training programmes through the understanding of stakeholder needs within the sport.
David brings with him leadership and team-building skills along with an indepth management of coaching and mentoring operations and change management, business planning and corporate governance. He has worked alongside all three Olympic equestrian national governing bodies.