The Voice of Great Britain's Elite Athletes
The BAC is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion because of the make-up of our membership and as a broader commitment to society and social cohesion. Our objective is to recognise the value of a commitment to equality, inclusion and valuing diversity in everything that we do.
This commitment starts at the most senior level in our organisation. The BAC commits to making the composition of our Board as reflective of our membership as possible through an open, competency based recruitment process that reflects our values and appoints on merit
Victoria Aggar, Chair of the BAC
Victoria is a retired Paralympic athlete who has won World Titles in 2006 and 2009 as well as a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Prior to competing in Paralympic sport Victoria played National League netball. Victoria worked as Athlete Services Manager at the British Paralympic Association from 2012-2016 and alongside that represents British athletes on WADAs Athlete Committee. Victoria is also a Non-executive Director at the English Institute of Sport.
Dougie Dryburgh, Vice Chair of the BAC
Dougie is an Olympic Curler who represented Team GB in the 1998 Winter Olympics. Dougie is currently Viapath Chief Executive Officer and brings a wealth of business experience to the BAC Board.
Susannah Rodgers MBE- Chair of the AAG, Non Executive Director
Susannah Rodgers MBE is a Paralympic swimmer, who has won a total of 30 international medals during her 6-year career. She won three bronze medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and Gold and 2 bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Susie serves as Non-Executive Director on the Board of the BAC and chairs the Athlete Advisory Group. In addition to this, she is a Trustee of the London legacy charity, Spirit of 2012, sitting on the Audit and Risk and Performance and Impact panels. She chairs a sub-committee which focuses on grant work in volunteering, arts and sport for people with disabilities. Susie works full-time as a project manager at the British Council and is actively involved in raising the awareness of women, sport and inclusive agendas.
Ian Braid, CEO- British Athletes Commission
Ian joined the BAC as CEO in January 2013 to lead the organisation through a period of substantial change and to establish the role of the BAC in performance sport in the UK. The BAC is now approached by National Governing Bodies for help and advice as well as many of our members. Ian led the involvement of the BAC and our members in the DCMS review into Duty of Care in sport published in May 2017 which sets the basis for the next stage in the BAC’s evolution as a respected stakeholder in performance sport.
As part of his role as CEO Ian represents the BAC on the Management Board of Sport Resolutions UK and is also a Trustee of SportsAid helping to reward and recognise potential future World Class Athletes. Prior to joining the BAC Ian was a Board member of British Triathlon when the NGB won National Governing Body of the Year and as Major Events Director led in the delivery of the World Duathlon Championships and the World Triathlon Series Finals.
Married with two children Ian tries to relax by indulging in his passion for cycling competing in sportives but equally happy riding around the lanes near his home in Sussex.
Anna Watkins MBE, Non Executive Director (Athlete)
Anna Watkins is a BAC director and an Olympic rowing champion from London 2012. She has 10 years experience of international sport and is passionate about helping athletes reach their potential. Her current position is as a VP at McKinsey QuantumBlack, specialising in helping companies and sports teams use their data to maximise their performance.
Rob Colmer, Non Executive Director (Commercial)
Rob joined the BAC Board in June 2014. He is the Global External Relations Manager for Shell’s Lubricants, Marine, Aviation and Specialities businesses and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He brings to the Board 20 years experience in corporate communications and government affairs. He has been active in many sports and is a Level 2 Rugby Coach supporting grass roots rugby. In August 2015 he represented Great Britain at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, France.