At our AGM in September we nominated five new Trustees, after an extensive recruitment and interview process over the summer. Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms before standing down. Our vacancies meant we propose two ABC member Trustees and three non-ABC Trustees, and were delighted to formally welcome them to our Board:

  • Ben Levey (ABC): Ben is the Centre Manager at The Castle. He is currently responsible for developing their Youth Programme, and has a host of additional skills and experience in his CV.
  • Jeremy Tapping (ABC): Jez is Head of Climbing at The Westway. As well as his wealth of day to day experience, he has a number of degrees in Sport Management, Development and Coaching.
  • Jaka Lednik (non-ABC):Jaka is a keen climber with an MBA from Harvard. He is a leading strategic consultant and managed the Commercial function of the Main Operations Centre at the 2012 Olympics.
  • Carys Rowlands (non-ABC): Carys has climbed since she was 2yrs old. As senior conduct manager for the CIMA, she brings first class legal skills. She has a background in coaching and teaching sport and manages two London DJs.
  • John Roberts (non-ABC): John will be known to many as a super keen climber and alpinist. He is an experienced entrepreneur within the education sector and brings financial and strategic skills along with educational links.
  • They join Neil Wightwick (ABC) who has taken over the role of Chair from Clare De Meyer, Brian McAlinden (ABC), Liz Holley (non-ABC) and Treasurer and ABC-appointed representative Andy Reid.




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