British Judo is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board.

Delia Wright joins with a significant background in direct-to-consumer (D2C) and business-to-business (B2B) marketing together with experience in digital marketing strategy and commercial propositions. Her track record of driving revenue growth through acquisition and retention strategies is truly impressive. Of her appointment, Delia commented: ‘I am excited to be able to support the BJA as it continues to grow and appeal to new audiences. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a real difference in a sport that is growing in popularity.’

Joining Delia on the Board is Rebecca McCreath. Rebecca has an extensive background in events, marketing and communications. Throughout her career, she has delivered world-class events for sectors including British sports, charities and the private sector and has been involved in everything from securing funding to delivery. When asked to comment, Rebecca said: ‘I am incredibly passionate about sport and am absolutely delighted to be able to bring my experience to British Judo at this important time’.

Gerry Gualtieri, Chair-Designate of British Judo stated: ‘Sport is changing at a rapid pace, particularly in the areas of digital engagement and fan experience. It was important for the BJA to appoint high-calibre, forward-thinking new Board members to help guide us in our quest to help Britain fall in love with judo. I am looking forward to working both with Delia and Rebecca.’

Andrew Scoular, British Judo CEO also commented, saying: ‘We have been consciously shaping our board over the past few years to ensure that judo remains relevant to our members, fans and to the British public. Delia and Rebecca are a welcome addition to assist us to bring our strategy to fruition.’