BE chairman Amanda Ratcliffe steps down from role

Amanda Ratcliffe
Amanda Ratcliffe

British Eventing chairman Amanda Ratcliffe is standing down from the role, citing increasing business commitments.

Having previously served as a co-opted Board Director from 2007 to 2008, Ratcliffe was elected the the voluntary role in November 2010.

“After much thought and consideration I have reluctantly decided to stand down as Chairman of BE. Having expanded other areas of my own business I no longer have sufficient time to meet the requirements that I believe the role of BE Chairman demands,” she said.

“I feel that over the last three and a half years the BE Board and the Executive have worked extremely well together, and we have achieved a considerable amount. Our balance sheet is in very good shape, we have some significant projects up and running, and the sport is in a healthy place at the moment.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time with BE as a competitor, Board Director and Chairman, and wish the sport the best of fortune in the future.”

BE Chief Executive Mike Etherington-Smith said the board would be meeting in the near future to agree on a successor to Ratcliffe.

“Amanda has done a really good job as Chairman and all of the Board joins me in saying that we are sorry to see her go but understand the reasons and thank her very much for her commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.”

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