An Introduction from Richard Lockwood, Independent Non-Executive Director

An introduction from Richard Lockwood, the board of directors recommendation as our new Independent Non-Executive Director, to be ratified by the members at the AGM on the 27th January 2024.

‘I’m delighted to have been selected to join your Board and hope to make a positive contribution over the next three years.

I have over 30 years of experience in finance, most recently with Nest Pensions as CFO, but I have worked in many other sectors. My role at Nest is highly regulated and requires attention to detail, two attributes of skydiving. I have a clear sense of purpose to add value to society beyond my professional career and that is what attracts me to working with your sport.

I am an executive champion for diversity and inclusion, leading a programme of work that is helping to increase staff awareness of and openly discuss and tackle biases and barriers. I am a member of the Advisory Board of the Diversity Project, a cross-company initiative working to create a more inclusive culture in the financial sector.

Finally, what is important to me is to understand the true sense of community that defines Skydivers. It is clear to see what a tremendous benefit and enjoyment people get from Skydiving, whether that be like me as a one-off charity experience or as a full participative sport as it is for you and my son.

I look forward to meeting many of you at the January AGM, Richard.’