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EPSB Board Restructure Announced

Following an Annual General Meeting held yesterday (Monday 18 January) the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) has today announced the details of a Board restructure to shape the future development of snooker and billiards in England.

The past 18 months has been a period which has seen significant change to the structure of our sport in this country, which has included the transfer of responsibility for amateur tournaments to the EPSB.

The EPSB has therefore conducted a thorough review of its existing constitution to ensure that its current needs are supported by these articles. Following yesterday’s AGM a number of changes received unanimous support and will ensure that the organisation will continue to develop in line with Sport England’s Code for Sports Governance.

Board Restructure

The Board of the EPSB has now been restructured as follows:

Nigel Mawer QPM – Disability Inclusion Director and Chair

Simon Berrisford – Chief Executive Officer

Mandy Fisher – Women’s Inclusion Director

Chris Coumbe – Billiards Director

Rohit Sagoo – Non-Executive Director

Svetlana Parmar – Non-Executive Director

TBC – Player Director

A Player Director will be nominated in due course and co-opted onto the Board. This nomination will subsequently put before the membership for ratification.

Previous Chairman Jason Ferguson and Jeff Robinson will stand down from the Board. The EPSB would like to extend its appreciation to Jeff for his many years of service to our sport. Both Ferguson and Robinson shall remain as advisors to the Board.

Nigel Mawer QPM said: “The past 12 months have been a challenging period for us all, however the EPSB has remained proactive during lockdown to ensure that we are able to best serve the needs of English snooker at amateur level moving forwards. Today’s changes are significant and we believe will provide the foundations upon which the next phase of our development can be built in line with Sport England guidance.

“I would like to welcome Chris Coumbe, Rohit Sagoo and Svetlana Parmar to the Board. All have previous involvement within snooker and billiards and will add significant value to our work. I am looking forward to working with them and am excited about the future of our great sport in this country.”