Paul Hodgson will retire at the end of the year and will be handing over the Chairman role to current Board Director Fiona O’Hara, with Jude Matthews being appointed by the Board into the new role of Vice-Chairman.
Fiona is a Managing Director at leading global professional services company Accenture and specialises in operational excellence and business transformation. She owns 3 horses, an advanced dressage horse who she enjoys competing and two youngsters who she is looking forward to bringing on. Fiona has been a Board Director with British Eventing since 2017.
Jude Matthews has a skilled background in the financial services industry most recently working at leading firm Hargreaves Lansdown. Jude has been a non-executive Board Director at British Eventing for the past nine months having taken on the role of Commercial and Marketing Director and is a keen amateur event rider.
The EHOA board welcome both to their positions and look forward to working with them over the coming seasons.