BWSW Board

The British Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation Limited is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. As a not for profit association of members all of our income is invested in developing and protecting water skiing across the UK from the grassroots level through to our top athletes.
The Board is appointed at our AGM and is directly accountable to the membership for the performance of the company and is responsible for corporate strategy, the management of the association’s policy development, business and financial planning, as well as safeguarding stakeholder's interests. Various committees support the Board in its function and the board delegates to the Chief Executive Officer the day-to-day and business management control.  The Board consists of a maximum of 10 directors, with 6 elected members, the CEO and three independent directors with varying portfolios dependent on project needs. Appointed Board members have a maximum tenure of 9 years before retirement.

Our Board members come from a variety of backgrounds, have a variety of experience and skills and have a very great understanding of the positive impact sport can make.  They also fully understand the complexity of managing a sports governing body in an increasingly complex world and the need for good governance and to be fit for purpose for the 21st century. We very much recognise that a diverse board is able to make decisions more effectively by reducing the risk of 'groupthink', paying more attention to managing and controlling risks as well as having a better understanding of the company’s consumers / new markets for our sport.  Our organisation does not aim for “tokenism” in terms of diversity and as such welcomes applicants from all sectors of society and in particular from under represented groups.

We are pleased to have met our key target of having a minimum of 25% female members holding positions on our Board in line with A Code for Sports Governance.

You can view the BWSW Diversity Statement here. 

Board Members (Directors of BWSWF Ltd)

 Martin Winter


Martin Winter


Vice Chair - Responsible for risk management

Steve Sopp


Board Member

Michael Lock

 Peter James

Finance - providing advice and guidance on all finance matters, budget development and long term financial planning.

Peter James


Board Member

Margaret Curtis



Independent Director
Independent advice on all Board related matters.



Independent Director
Independent advice on all Board related matters.

Nick Fellows


 Clare Lobb

Independent Director
Independent advice on all Board related matters.
 Clare Lobb  

Chief Executive Officer
Strategy, "navigation", funding, strategic relationships and partners.

 Patrick Donovan  

Related documents

  1. Committee Terms of Reference

    28 Jun 2022 / 241kb

    Committee Terms of Reference

  2. The British Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation Limited Articles of Association

    31 Jan 2022 / 293kb

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  3. Committee Directory

    26 May 2022 / 308kb

    Current list of committee members

  4. Minutes Board January 2021

    25 Jan 2021 / 60kb

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  5. Minutes Board February 2021

    8 Mar 2021 / 92kb

    Minutes Board February 2021

  6. Minutes Board March 2021

    1 Apr 2021 / 83kb

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  7. Minutes Board April 2021

    12 Apr 2021 / 94kb

    Minutes Board April 2021

  8. Minutes Board May 2021

    21 May 2021 / 95kb

    Minutes Board May 2021

  9. BWSW Areas & Affiliates

    3 Jun 2021 / 15kb

    A document listing BWSW Affiliates by area

  10. Minutes Advisory Council June 2021

    7 Jun 2021 / 99kb

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  11. Minutes Board June 2021

    3 Jul 2021 / 137kb

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  12. Minutes Board September 2021

    10 Sep 2021 / 97kb

    Minutes Board September 2021

  13. Minutes Board October 2021

    29 Oct 2021 / 82kb

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  14. Minutes Advisory Council October 2021

    29 Nov 2021 / 85kb

    Minutes Advisory Council October 2021

  15. Minutes Board November 2021

    6 Dec 2021 / 127kb

    Minutes Board November 2021

  16. Minutes Board January 2022

    13 Jan 2022 / 108kb

    Minutes Board January 2022

  17. Minutes Board February 2022

    4 Mar 2022 / 108kb

    Minutes Board February 2022

  18. Minutes Board March 2022

    23 Jun 2022 / 162kb

    Minutes Board March 2022 (republished)

  19. Minutes Board June 2022

    2 Jul 2022 / 151kb

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