Appoints Executive Officer
BEF has developed a long-term strategy and progress is such that
an Executive Officer is needed to drive further development. The
Federation is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Huggett
to this new role, which was created with the help of UK Sport who
are funding it.
Huggett will be taking on a number of roles including managing planning
and reporting processes and implementing policies to improve standards
of administration, consultation and communication within the Federation.
She will provide direct support for a number of member bodies, support
the BEF's commitment to the British Horse Industry Confederation
and a variety of working groups. A number of new initiatives will
be delivered by Helen including the volunteer programme and Owners'
"We wanted a dynamic, broad thinking person to support and
drive forward our plans and Helen meets our needs perfectly. I am
delighted to welcome her to the Federation; she will help us implement
our strategic plan effectively while her legal experience will be
invaluable, especially where the management of disciplinary affairs
and doping control procedures are concerned."
Thompson, UK Sport Performance Services Manager, said;
"UK Sport are pleased to support this appointment which will
enable the Federation to continue to effectively progress the coordinated
Strategic Plan for Equestrian sport. Helen will be involved in helping
to implement a number of key activities and aiming to enhance the
delivery of coordinated programmes generally. We wish Helen every
success in her new role."
"This is clearly an exciting time for equestrian sport. I look
forward to taking part in the challenge with great enthusiasm."
is a qualified solicitor and has, until now, been practising as
a litigator with City firm Clyde & Co. She recently moved to
Warwickshire to take up this post which is based at the BEF's headquarters