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. Victoria stepped in as Interim CEO of the BAC on July 31st, 2017.
On October 23rd, 2017, Sally Lockyer replaced Victoria as Interim CEO.
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.
Adele Stach-Kevitz, Independent Director, Governance
Adele is a business specialist who has worked in numerous sporting roles, such as London 2012, Formula 1 and for the International Paralympic Committee.
She is a Board Director of the National Governing Body for British Swimming and Taekwondo, recently appointed Chairman of Taekwondo Organisation Limited. Adele is also a Director of the LEN 2016 European Swimming Championships and a Director on the Performance Management Group for British Diving.
Adele was appointed Director of British Swimming in 2013, after spending over 4 years at London 2012 where she was Head of Transport Business and also led LOCOG’s work on accessibility. She also acted as a strategy adviser to the International Paralympic Committee and supported the Rio 2016 Paralympic transport preparations. Adele is Vice-Chairman and a competing athlete for Newham and Essex Beagles AC and at University represented England in Hockey, where she was awarded a Blue.
Adele has been a Board Director of the British Athletes Commission since January 2014.
Chris Smith, Independent Director, Finance
Chris is Chartered Accountant and Director in a firm of accountants and auditors. Chris has worked with the BAC since 2006, but was officially invited to the Board in January 2014. Chris is also a Trustee of a number of sport related charities and until recently was the Finance Director for the England Handball Association. Chris also works with the English Institute of Sport and the Football Association, as an athlete advisor.
Susannah Rodgers MBE- Chair of the AAG, Non Executive Director, Safeguarding and Equality Board Champion
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.
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, Independent 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.