British Taekwondo are delighted to announce that Shirley Stapleton has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of British Taekwondo Control Board (WTF) Ltd with immediate effect. The long process of advertising and interviewing of candidates to replace the current temporary COO position that Ms Stapleton had held since the last AGM finally conclude at the end of last week with a series of interviews from a shortlist of 6 candidates drawn from the sizable initial list of applicants. The Panel was chaired by the independent Board Director Jonny Cowan. He was joined by board member Mike McKenzie and external/independent panel member Adel Stach-Kevitz (Chair of Taekwondo Organisation Limited).
The new full-time CEO will oversee an executive leadership team of technical advisors, representing all functional areas including: technical operations and events; business services; referees; Kyorugi development and Poomsae development.
Ms Stapleton’s financial qualifications will also allow her to act as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Financial savings will be made on both the TD and CFO independent roles.
Shirley Stapleton commented: “I am delighted to be selected for the role of CEO of British Taekwondo and am looking forward to further working with the BT Family supporting its continuing transformation and development journey.”
We would like to take this opportunity of wishing Shirley every success in leading British Taekwondo on the next stage of our journey and further enhance the services of the NGB to our members.
An additional announcement regarding the NED role will be made shortly.