Snowsport England is the National Governing Body for snowsport in England, and we’re committed to inspiring participation in Snowsport at every level.
Inspiring participation in snowsport at every level.
PASSION IN PEOPLE
Our members, including all volunteers, are at the leading edge of all our activities and decision making. We strive to improve their snowsport experiences.
We promote the spirit, culture and family values of our sport by supporting our local and national communities.
Forever on the lookout for new initiatives, piloting, national ideas, listening to the industry and pushing the boundaries of what we can and will achieve for the good of the sport.
We carry out our work with honesty, speaking up on important matters and tackling challenges with the same vigour as when we’re out enjoying the slopes.
Our underpinning value is providing trusted leadership based upon good governance, promoting safe and challenging experiences across all snowsport disciplines. Inspiring participating in snowsport at every level.
Joined the board in 2018. Simon is a Chartered Accountant who has spent most of his career as a consultant to large global professional and financial services firms. Simon has helped support the Suffolk Vikings Ski Team based in Ipswich for many years and still tries to keep up with his Alpine ski racing children on his snowboard. Chair of audit & Risk. Joined the board in 2018. Morwenna has over 30 years sales, marketing and operational experience spanning the drinks industry, travel and leisure. Appointed as Chief Executive of Chill Factore in Manchester, in 2010, Morwenna is passionate about making Snowsports accessible to as many people as possible. Joining Snowsport England in Oct 2022, with over 10 years’ experience in a variety of roles within National Governing bodies, my responsibility is to deliver our participation strategy. We will have a particular emphasis on engaging under-represented groups and communities and I look forward to collaborating with the team and our partners to impact Snowsports participation across England.
Chair of the BoardJoined the Board as Chair in January 2023. Dominic is a coach, chair of Hemel Ski Race Club and director of London Schools Ski Race. Sadly, didn’t have the opportunity to ski as a child but has made up for lost time as an adult.
Dominic is also a composer, entrepreneur and director. He has enjoyed a successful career in the creative industries, improving rights for actors, musicians and publishers and increasing revenue from royalties. He is chair of C8 Associates, JiveBird and Governors for Schools. For many years, he was also a trustee director of Nacro, helping to transform services and win national contracts for housing and education.
He enjoys working with clubs, academies, regions, facilities, as well as the many volunteers and businesses in the snowsport world.
To connect with Dominic on LinkedIn please follow this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominicmcgonigal
Senior Independent Director
Independent DirectorJoined the Board in 2020. Greg brings breadth of experience, networks and insight from across the sporting sector. He started his career developing development and inclusivity programmes, alongside delivering national and international events including BUCS Alpine Championships and World University Games. He then managed National Governing Body partnerships at Sport England before joining Stack Sports, a leading global sports technology provider, as Head of Strategy. Greg is a keen recreational skier and passionate about increasing access and opportunities within sport.
Members DirectorFrom a young age I have always enjoyed competitive sport & recognise the benefits it can bring to an individual.
I am a parent of a current racer who has skied for 15 years working his way up through artificial surface racing to being a member of GB FIS Alpine Squad, having experienced many highs & lows along the way.
Over the last 10 years I have progressively taken a more active role in the sport from a regional level, Vice chair at Aldershot Ski Race Club (4 years) to the roles where I currently try to make a positive difference to our sport.
Working with the CEO & the Snowsport England Board, together with my knowledge of the sport & together with core business skills I am seeking to add value, challenge our team & the status quo, ensure we are all responsible & take accountability for our National Governing Body & move it to a position where it is more agile, can offer leadership, good governance, solid management whilst being respectful & respected to & by all interested parties at all times.
Independant Director and Safeguarding and Welfare ChampionJoined the board in 2022. Andy is a solicitor who has worked for national and international sporting bodies, holding senior positions in the areas of integrity and regulation. He has focussed increasingly on participant safety and welfare in sport, with an emphasis on managing risks associated with safeguarding. He also sits on various national sport disciplinary panels. Andy is a keen skier, avid spectator and firm believer in access to snowsport for all.
Member Director and Clean Sport ChampionFor more than 30 years, snowsport has played a major role in my life, leaving school at 16 to embark on a career of ski instructing in Norway.
I joined Snowsport England in 2000, working my way through to being a level 4 coach and a Snowsport England appointed tutor, delivering both instructor and performance courses.
I am currently the Chair of RTR ski club and regional chair of NESA, I am also member of the Snowsport England Coaching Technical Panel.
With my involvement within Snowsports and my day job as General manager of Silksworth Ski slope, I aim to use my experience to be a voice and representative for all the membership.
Independent DirectorBlessing Ekairia is a Management Consultant and Entrepreneur, being one of the founding members of Mount Noire, a Ski and Snowboarding community dedicated to increasing representation of black and under-represented communities in Snowsport. Blessing is a fantastic addition to our Board and will be pivotal in helping us drive forward our progress in increasing opportunities to open the sport up to a wider audience, bringing new participants into the sport, tackling inequalities and ensuring historically underrepresented groups are drawn into our sport. Blessing knows just how daunting it can be when entering a new sport and is always keen to answer the questions you might be too worried to ask so as to make your journey into skiing or snowboarding as easy as possible. When appointed to the position Blessing noted "I am a keen recreational skier and am passionate about getting more people from ethnic minority backgrounds into snowsport".
Independent DirectorKahlen’s career has been at the intersection of digital, media and technology in sport, with roles at talkSPORT, ESPN, Pulselive, the International Olympic Committee and Snapchat, where he currently leads Sports Partnerships. A failed athlete and eternal optimist, he is inspired by the joy of sport as a force for good and its power to bring people together. Passionate about the role technology can play in making sport more accessible, inclusive and fun for everyone. Having grown up in Austria and Switzerland he is an avid skier and snowboarder and is excited for his kids to now discover the sport.
Independent DirectorVicci has been involved in youth sport and education for over two decades and is currently the Head of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust. In this role, she drives positive social action, addresses inequalities that exist for young people through the power of inclusive PE, school sport and physical activity and is also the strategic lead for National Governing Bodies in the Children and Young People space. Vicci is passionate about working collaboratively across the sector to ensure as many young people as possible find a sport that is inspiring, accessible and meaningful to them. Prior to this, she held several roles in sports development and business, including overall responsibility of a globally recognised health club. She is a National SEND Advocate and has been a Global Change Mentor for the Special Olympics. She also holds several governance roles within education (including one as Chair). To inspire others into board roles Vicci creates content for the Young (ish) School Governor blog and regularly contribute to other industry articles.
CEOI am excited to be joining the team at Snowsport England. I have been skiing for many years and I love the sport! We look forward to further engaging the Snowsport audience, delivering the expectation of the sport, and driving forward the leadership, participation and talent outcomes outlined in the Snowsport 10 Year Strategy document, ‘Inspiring Snowsport’.
Business and Operations ManagerJoined Snowsport England in 2015.
My role within Snowsport England is to ensure organisational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organisation's financial, HR and IT functions. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business running smoothly and responsible for ensuring that effective methods are put into place so that the company runs to its maximum productivity.
Education & Coaching LeadI fell in love with Snowsports back in school. I have worked almost every role in several artificial ski centres across the UK. I have been involved in coaching and instructing since the mid-nineties and now Tutor courses for Snowsport England. My aim is to grow and develop the coaching schemes.
Talent LeadTom joined Snowsport England in March 2023 after spending three years working with Modern Pentathlon within their pathway team. He has a MSc in Sport & Exercise Science and has held a variety of roles within Olympic and professional sport at all levels from participation through to professional full time athletes. As Talent Lead he will be overseeing the Snowsport England DiSE program, Futures and other Talent Projects
Safeguarding LeadAs the safeguarding lead for SE, a former Police Officer in South Wales and the current safeguarding lead for Tennis Wales I will bring my experience and passion for safeguarding in sport. Having grown up around sport and having three very active children in various sports I understand how important it is for them to feel safe in their environment to allow them to thrive. I don’t partake in snow sports these days but you never say never even if the last ski’s I used were made of wood!
Digital Engagement & Communications LeadMy role within Snowsport England is to have oversight of and lead the delivery of all communications. From social media, to newsletters and press releases, I work across the team to ensure we are getting the key information out to all of our stakeholders to maximise participation and enjoyment in Snowsport.
AdministratorI Joined Snowsport England in Feb 2023, my role is to be the first point of contact, for all enquiries and questions. I am the lead for membership and club affiliations and supporting in the day to day administration across the team.
I've always wanted to get out on the slopes, but never had the courage to pickup some ski's, it's never to late!
DBS AdministratorMy role within Snowsport England is to help individuals with the process of completing their DBS.
I have 5 years’ experience of working within safeguarding for sporting organisations and have a passion for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adult is at the core of what we do.
Prior to the last 5 years I was working with children with special educational needs in schools and I was the safeguarding governor for my children’s school.
I also have experience of working within grassroots club and currently hold the positions of secretary and welfare officer for my local football clubs.
I recently received an Achievers Award from my local county council in recognition for the help, dedication, and hard work at the football clubs I am involved with.
I am looking forward to working closely with clubs and members within Snowsport England.
Events, Courses & Competitions administratorI Joined Snowsport England in July 2023, my role as Events, Courses & Competitions administrator will manage the administration of all courses that Snowsport England run both in England and abroad. In partnership with the wider team, I will make courses more accessible to a wider community. I have never been on the slopes abroad but hopefully now I will get an opportunity to do so.
Joined the board in 2018. Simon is a Chartered Accountant who has spent most of his career as a consultant to large global professional and financial services firms. Simon has helped support the Suffolk Vikings Ski Team based in Ipswich for many years and still tries to keep up with his Alpine ski racing children on his snowboard. Chair of audit & Risk.
Joined the board in 2018. Morwenna has over 30 years sales, marketing and operational experience spanning the drinks industry, travel and leisure. Appointed as Chief Executive of Chill Factore in Manchester, in 2010, Morwenna is passionate about making Snowsports accessible to as many people as possible.
Joining Snowsport England in Oct 2022, with over 10 years’ experience in a variety of roles within National Governing bodies, my responsibility is to deliver our participation strategy. We will have a particular emphasis on engaging under-represented groups and communities and I look forward to collaborating with the team and our partners to impact Snowsports participation across England.