Meet the British Taekwondo team

Meet the British Taekwondo team

About the British Taekwondo team

The British Taekwondo head office team delivers the strategy, supports & develops our growing and diverse membership, and helps our technical departments in their operations.

The British Taekwondo team consists of a national development department, regional development including Manchester, disability development, club products, membership services, safeguarding, marketing & communications, finance, insights & research, events, and education.

You can reach out to members of staff by using the contact details in their profile below.

Ian Leafe
Ian LeafeChief Executive Officer
Matt Marshall
Matt MarshallEvents Manager
Responsible for delivering the major international taekwondo events hosted in the UK, and the development and delivery of British Taekwondo’s events strategy.

Contact Matt to discuss the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final and British Taekwondo event sanctioning.

Richard Gottfried
Richard GottfriedMarketing, Digital & Media Manager
Responsible for marketing, media, communications and social media.

Please get in touch with Richard to discuss news, updates and promotion.

Annie Rogan
Annie RoganDisability Officer
Responsible for supporting our club network in the provision of Taekwondo based activity that makes genuine and sustainable differences to the lives of people with physical and mental impairment.
Richard Bungay
Richard BungayEvents Officer (Placement)
Responsible for planning the 2023 British Sport Taekwondo Championships and supporting the delivery of all British Taekwondo and major international events.

Contact Richard to discuss the British Sport Taekwondo Championships and British Taekwondo National Poomsae Championships.

Karen Welsh
Karen WelshFinance Manager
Karen is responsible for all Finance related queries.
Dafydd Rowlands
Dafydd RowlandsDevelopment Manager
Responsible for the development department and Taekwondo club development.
Sarah Howard
Sarah HowardSafeguarding, HR & Compliance Manager
Safeguarding, HR & Compliance is the first line of contact if you have any concerns or questions about safeguarding matters.
Neil Burton
Neil BurtonEducation Officer
Responsible for the creation and administration of our coach education pathway and courses.
Sophie Jameson
Sophie JamesonManchester Development Officer
Responsible for Taekwondo development projects in Manchester and the surrounding areas.
KainaMembership Services Officer
Membership Services is the first line of contact for membership enquiries.

Membership Services can be reached by phone 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. If you leave a voicemail, please do state your full name, club name, contact details to return a call/email, and the nature of your enquiry.

British Taekwondo
Insights & Communications Officer
Amy Shanahan
Amy ShanahanClub Products Officer
Responsible for the development of a range of products and programmes that will support the growth of Taekwondo.