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We pride ourselves on having a diverse and forward-thinking Board that includes both independent and non-independent individuals. We have a highly experienced Board that offers a wide variety of skills and expertise in the sports, legal, finance and medical sectors.

The Board

  • Angus Kinnear - Chairman
  • Matthew Curtain - Chief Executive Officer
  • Philip Edmondson - Non-Executive Director
  • Jenny Tong - Non Executive Director, and Interim Chair of the Athletes Committee
  • Kelly Sotherton - Independent Board Member (Chair of the BWL Performance Committee) 
  • Rupinder Ashworth - Independent Board Member (Chair of the Commercial & Development Committee)
  • Neill Wood - Independent Board Member (Chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Sheona Southern – Independent Board Member
  • Mark Martin - Company Secretary

To contact a member of the board, please email 

View the BWL Board Schedule of Directors

Members of Staff

View the full staff organogram here

Our staff are at the heart of everything we do and we are incredibly proud of their commitment, professionalism and expertise.

Operations and Governance

Events Team

Education Team

Performance Team (Para Powerlifting)

Performance Team (Olympic Weightlifting)

Finance and General Office Team

Marketing and Communications Team

Sport Development Team

International Advocacy

  • Matthew Curtain

IWF Executive Board Member

Technical Delegate, Olympic Games Paris 2024

  • Heather Allison

IWF Technical Committee Member

Vice-President, Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation

  • Keith Morgan OBE

IWF Coaching & Research Committee Member

  • Cyrille Tchatchet II

IWF Athletes' Commission Member

  • Jenny Tong

Vice Chair, EWF Athletes' Commission

  • Emily Muskett

Member, British Olympic Association Athletes' Commission


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