06 December 2017

British Ski and Snowboard bolster head office team ahead of Winter Olympic season

British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) have not only been appointing world-class coaches as they pursue long-term success and the aim of becoming one of the world’s top five skiing and snowboarding nations by 2030, they have also bolstered their head office team ahead of a key season for the national governing body.

In order to support the teams and athletes to a world-class level, BSS have made five new staff appointments as well as developing the roles of existing staff.

Olympic Team Manager Sophie Morrison leads the performance operations across all Olympic snowsport disciplines for major Championships and the Winter Olympics. She is supported by Performance Programme Manager Alex McKeown and Performance Programme Support Lucy MacKenzie. They will ensure all the teams and athletes have the best possible support in order to reach their performance aims for the Winter Olympic season and beyond.

Alex leads on the coordination of the BSS Freestyle programmes, working with head coaches to deliver world-class training camps and competition planning. Alex works with the GB Park and Pipe main and development teams along with the newly set up Moguls and Ski Cross and SBX programmes. With a sports science background, Alex is also project managing BSS’s new Research and Innovation projects across the organisation.

Lucy works with the British Ski and Snowboard Alpine and Cross Country programmes, ensuring that coaches and athletes have effective support with the coordination of training camps and major competitive events. She works with athletes to issue FIS licences, and offers additional support with financial matters, upcoming events and the BSS website.

As well as athlete support services, a new partnerships and communications team has been established. Su Moore joins British Ski and Snowboard as Partnerships Director. Su has been working closely with BSS for the last two years, setting up the British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation (BSSNF) and running the British Snowsports Fund. With the charity now fully established, Su will be focusing her attention on BSS, leading on all fundraising and partnership activity, as well as overseeing stakeholder relationships. Su will be integral in ensuring the organisation can financially support our elite teams as BSS work towards the 2030 vision, as well as continuing to support BSSNF.

Su will be supported by a new Partnerships Manager, Lisa Rowe, who joined BSS in October 2017. Lisa leads on the new BSS Fan Membership scheme and expanding the British Snowsports Fund. Lisa is due to work with BSS until the end of the 2017/18 winter season.

In November 2017 BSS also recruited a new Marketing and Communications Manager, Brett Moore. Brett brings a wealth of experience to the role, which during this crucial season will provide support across all marketing, communications and PR functions, including making a vital contribution to the BSS social media channels, urging the public to #jointhejourney. Brett will work with BSS for the Winter Olympic season and beyond, until at least June 2018.

BSS Media Officer Betony Garner will be going on maternity leave on 15th December. Any enquiries that were previously directed to Betony should be sent on to Brett.

BSS has also made two key part-time support role appointments. Finance Administrator Andrea Grant, who has volunteered with BSS for a number of years, has now joined the organisation as one of the head office team, coordinating the BSS financial processes and accounts, managing coaches expense claims, processing invoices and controlling daily income and expenditure.

There is also a new part-time Race Entry Manager, Kirsty Mullens, who previously worked with British Ski and Snowboard when it was initially set up. Kirsty manages all FIS and Continental Cup entries across the BSS disciplines and coordinates quota management with FIS. Kirsty works part time but is contactable most days via email.

Performance Director Dan Hunt explained more about the importance of a good support network of staff: “British Ski and Snowboard is now a different organisation to the one I walked into. We now have more world-class programmes in place, supported by some of the world’s best coaches. But in order to make sure these programmes operate successfully and also to ensure we are running a highly professional governing body, we need the support staff to do this. We are lucky we have a first class team in the London head office and I am delighted we have been able to make new appointments and develop the roles our existing team to make this possible. We feel in a fantastic place ahead of what is a crucial season for the organisation.”

To contact the British Ski and Snowboard head office team call 0207 842 5764 or email:

- Sophie Morrison, Olympic Team Manager – sophie.morrison@teambss.org
- Alex McKeown, Performance Programme Manager (Park and Pipe, Moguls, Aerials, SX & SBX) – alex.mckeown@teambss.org
- Lucy MacKenzie, Performance Programme Support (Alpine & XC) – lucy.mackenzie@teambss.org
- Su Moore, Partnerships Director – su.moore@teambss.org
- Lisa Rowe, Partnerships Manager – lisa.rowe@teambss.org
- Brett Moore, Marketing and Communications Manager – brett.moore@teambss.org
- Andrea Grant, Finance Administrator – andrea.grant@teambss.org
- Kirsty Mullens, Race Entry Manager – kirsty.mullens@teambss.org

For all the information on British Ski and Snowboard visit www.teambss.org.uk.

You can also follow British Ski and Snowboard on social media:
- Instagram /britishskisnowboard
- Twitter @TeamBSS
- Facebook /BritishSkiandSnowboard 

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