19 September 2019


Two new directors were appointed to the GB Snowsport Board at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting.

Snowsport Scotland (SSS) chief executive Trafford Wilson will be a new Home Nations representative on the Board, while Paula Cardwell has been appointed as a non-executive director and will fill the role of GB Snowsport’s Treasurer.

Mr Wilson replaces Wayne Glasse-Davies on the Board after joining SSS in May 2018. Hailing from New Zealand, Mr Wilson worked at Sport Auckland and Sport New Zealand before taking on the role as CEO of Wellington Hockey ahead of his move to SSS.

He has also served on the Boards of Athletics Wellington and New Zealand Softball.

Replacing Joanna Poulton on the Board, Ms Cardwell brings with her extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions along with strategic and commercial project management.

A passionate skier, Ms Cardwell, a qualified accountant, commenced her career in the big four accounting firms before establishing herself in senior financial and business development roles in some of the world’s biggest liquor companies.

 “It’s fantastic to welcome both Paula and Trafford onto the GB Snowsport Board,” said chairman Rory Tapner. “Both will bring a unique set of skills and experience to help guide and advise the organisation at a critical stage of its development.

“I must also thank Wayne Glasse-Davies and Jo Poulton for their contribution to our recent growth and assistance in setting ambitious targets. Both were passionate directors of our organisation, adding that extra dimension of emotional support.

“Finally, on behalf of the Board I would like to thank Delancey for their long term support of British snowsport which came to an end this year. Not many sports have been able to rely on a sponsor for so many years, and we are thrilled that their investment over time is now beginning to show a significant increase in podium positions. Sir John Ritblat continues as our Honorary President maintaining the strong links with his family. He has been an integral part of our landscape for over 40 years and we are incredibly proud of the continued association.

All resolutions put forward at the AGM were passed unanimously.

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