Rory was, until recently, Chief Executive of Coutts, the wealth management arm of RBS Group. This business had operations in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, the Middle East and Switzerland. Prior to that he was the Chairman and Chief Executive of UBS Asia Pacific, responsible for the Investment Bank, Wealth management and Asset management in that region. He was also Chairman of Global Investment Banking.
Rory was instrumental in helping BSS in its first funding venture in early 2010 and has now offered his time, energy and passion for snowsports to help the organisation improve the programmes and support it offers to British snowsport athletes.
Vice Chairman & Senior Independent Director
Mark Lund has almost thirty years of experience in the financial services sector and has operated at Director/CEO level for the last fifteen years in both plc and private businesses in the UK and internationally. He is the former CEO of St James's Place plc and he also had a spell on secondment as the CEO of Virgin Direct and prior to this he was a Director of Henderson Investors plc.
He is now building a career as an independent director. In early 2012 he was appointed by the Cabinet Office to Chair the employee benefit trust at a new mutual business created by the Government, My CSP Ltd. He also sits on the main board of My CSP which administers pensions and benefits for more than 1.5mn civil servants.
Mark is married to Karen, they have three children and live in Shepperton. Mark first put skis on in Aviemore in 1985 when Karen suggested they should have a go on what was meant to be a climbing trip. They have skied every season since and their children have skied since they could walk. Mark's other sporting passion is road cycling and he is also a lifelong supporter of his home town club, Liverpool FC.
Born in the North of Ireland and educated in Belfast, Los Angeles and Cambridge, John read Economics at King's, before joining Arthur Andersen, the accountants, in 1976.
After three years in London, there followed three successful years in Andersen's Milan Office. John became fluent, not only in the Italian language, but also in Italian accounting techniques. At the same time, he explored the delights of the Italian ski resorts, the history and culture, the islands and the beaches.
Returning to the UK in 1983, John left Andersen in 1986 to become Finance Director of a US owned advertising agency Aspect Hill Holliday. There followed an MBO in the early 90s and, five years later, a sale to Saatchi & Saatchi. In 1997 John joined the Aegis Group rising to Group Finance Director in the UK. In that role John was not only responsible for all aspects of Aegis UK's finance, IT, Legal and HR operations but also led an active acquisitions programme aimed primarily at digital.
John recently stepped down from his position at Aegis and has spent the past year trying to improve his golf game (with mixed results, it must be said) and skiing.
John's love of skiing began in the early 80s, when he and his wife, Diane, lived in Milan. The resorts of the Val D'Aosta, of Switzerland and of the Alto Adige were within an easy car journey. Since then John has skied extensively in France and Switzerland. Lately his skiing has been on the Italian Via Lattea near his apartment in Pragelato, which overlooks the 2006 Olympic Cross Country course.
Dave Edwards is Chief Executive of British Ski and Snowboard and has worked for the organisation since helping to create it in February 2010.
Prior to that he was in an interim role with Llanelli Scarlets after a career in Business and Commerce including twelve years with technology and business processing specialist Marlborough Stirling and Vertex Data Sciences.
Telemark Discipline Chairman
Freestyle Discipline Chairman
A former Freestyle skier, Iain has been involved in developing Freestyle at all levels from Home Nation to International since 1984. Starting as first Chair of the Freestyle Committee of the English Ski Council, he served on each British governing body’s Freestyle Committees and chaired the British Selection Panel before taking on the Chair of the current committee in 2014.
He has represented Britain on the FIS Freestyle Committee and its technical committees since 1992. He is an International Technical Delegate, having completed assignments at many Europa Cup and World Cup events, two World Championships and two Junior Worlds, and chairs the FIS Freestyle TD Advisory Group.
Iain is also a Rear Commodore of the Civil Service Sailing Association, and races a Fireball dinghy (strictly recreationally) on Southampton Water outside the skiing season. Despite all this he still finds some time to continue his career as a UK civil servant employed by the Office for National Statistics, where he has worked in IT since 1975.
Nordic Discipline Chairman
George started cross-country skiing in Scotland in 1976 and qualified as a BASI instructor in 1984. He has competed in multiple events, including various European ski marathons and the World Masters Championships.
George has been involved as a volunteer in cross-country skiing at all levels since the mid-1990s, and has held the position of the Nordic Discipline Committee Chair with each British governing body since December 2004. He is also the current GBR representative for Cross-Country within the International Ski Federation (FIS).
George was formerly employed as a Senior Manager in the third sector followed by regulatory inspection work for central government.
Snowboard Discipline Chairman
Colin has been involved in the development and organisation of British Snowboarding for many years.
He was invited to join the committee of the British Snowboard Association (BSA) in 2003, looking to help fund riders trying to qualify for the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
In 2005, he assisted with the UK Sport modernisation programme with the merging of BSA into SnowsportGB and helped set up the British Snowboard Executive to represent snowboarding within the national governing body.
Colin was part of the working group to establish the British Ski and Snowboard Constitution when the new organisation was founded in 2010, and in 2011 he became Snowboard Director on the Board of BSS.
Colin regularly attends events in support of British riders and has been to three Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Vancouver and most recently Sochi.
He has helped out at every Brits Championships since 2003 and worked at all London Freeze Big Air competitions since the inaugural event in 2008. In 2015, he entered as a Masters competitor in the Brits Half Pipe event and claimed the prestigious wooden spoon for his 4th place in this fiercely contested category.
Athletes can usually find Colin officiating the starts at the top of the mountain with his well-known ‘Clipboard of Power’.
Alpine Discipline Chairman
Speed Ski Discipline Chairman
Home Nations Representative
Wayne is a scientist and entrepreneur with a lifelong passion for snowsport. He has held many academic appointments, including twenty years as Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Glasgow, and is now an Honorary Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He also worked in business management in the biotechnology industry in the U.K., Canada and Sweden, and as an entrepreneur has co-founded a series of small companies in the area of healthy aging and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
He vicariously experienced all levels of alpine ski racing, coaching and instructing through the activities of his family, and in 2014 was elected Chairperson of Snowsport Scotland. Wayne is committed to the development of Scotland’s and Britain’s outstanding potential for mass participation and high performance in snowsports.
Tim Fawke has had a life time in Snowsports with 5 years growing up in Norway from the age of 5, when he started his racing career. He went on to compete at Children, Junior and Senior level for the British Alpine Ski Team. Then in 1998 went to university to study Sport Science and Management. After university, Tim spent 7 years coaching the English Alpine Team and instructing in a number of resorts.
Tim took up the role of Head of Development in 2008 and then in 2009 became CEO at Snowsport England.