Committees 2020

British Skydiving also has four Specialised Interest Groups (SIGs). Meetings of SIGs are arranged by their sponsoring committee, and are chaired by the Chair of the main Committee or his/her nominee. See the diary of events for meetings dates (as available).

Finance Committee

  • Committee Chair: Tash Higman, Treasurer
  • Committee Secretary: Lise Moore, Finance Manager
  • Committee Members: Adrian Bond
  • Volunteer Members: Debbie Carter


IT Strategy Group (reporting to Finance Committee)

  • Committee Chair: Craig Poxon, Chair of Council
  • Committee Secretary: Lise Moore, Finance Manager
  • Committee Members: Adrian Bond, Nathan Tutt (Managing Director – ComputerLink Ltd), David Craig


Member Development Committee (MDC)

  • Committee Chair: Mark Bayada
  • Committee Secretary: Martin Shuttleworth, Secretary-General
  • Committee Members: Paul Applegate, Mary Barratt, Jack Davies, Kate Lindsley, Ben Samuel

Specialised Interest Groups sponsored by the Member Development Committee:

  • Drop Zone Owners & Operators Specialised Interest Group


Elite Performance Committee

  • Committee Chair: Sam Lee
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Mark Bayada
  • Committee Secretary: Helen Lucas, Administration Secretary
  • Competitions & Awards Co-ordinator: Marie Kent
  • Committee Members: Mark Bayada, Simon Soper, Wes Guest, Mary Barratt
  • Co-opted, non-voting Members: John Smyth MVO – ISC Delegate, Liz Warner – Judges’ Co-ordinator

Technical Excellence Advisors -TEAs (Advisors to MDC & EPC)

  • Artistics: Rai Ahmed & Harry Shankar
  • Canopy Formation: Marcus Muir-Smith
  • Canopy Piloting: Martin Reynolds
  • Classics: Steve Hastings
  • Formation Skydiving: Craig Anderson
  • Speed: Mikey Lovemore
  • VFS: Tim Gaines
  • Wingsuit: 

Specialised Interest Groups sponsored by the Competitions Committee:

  • Competition Judges Specialised Interest Group


Communications Committee

Council at its meeting on 10 March 2020 agreed on new arrangements for the work of the Communications Committee, which has now been dissolved. Going forward the Member Development Committee (MDC) will take oversight of member communications within its remit, the Communications Manager also covering public relations, media and visibility of the sport to the wider public; and the establishment of a new Editorial Advisory Panel that is expected to meet infrequently. Adrian Bond (Vice-Chair of Council) will continue as organiser of Skydive the Expo and Chair of the Expo Working Group.


Safety & Training Committee (STC)

  • Committee Chair: Jeff Montgomery, Safety & Technical Officer
  • Committee Secretary: Trudy Kemp, PA to COO & STO
  • Sub Committee: Riggers

Specialised Interest Groups sponsored by STC:

  • Display Teams Specialised Interest Group
  • Pilots Specialised Interest Group