Andrew Scoular Appointed New British Judo CEO

March 6, 2013

The British Judo Association has announced Andrew Scoular as their new Chief Executive Officer following a lengthy recruitment process.

Scoular joined the organisation in October 2011 as Chief Operating Officer before taking the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Scott McCarthy in October 2012. He also brings 25 years of experience in the sporting sector, drugs working for companies including the Rugby Football Union.

He will take the post with immediate effect.

Andrew Scoular said: “I’m thrilled to be offered the opportunity to take on the role of CEO on a permanent basis.

“I feel we’ve managed to achieve a lot in the past 18 months and we’ve come a long way as an association. Having been heavily involved in the association’s strategic plan, impotent alongside our UK Sport and Sport England submissions, I’m really excited that I now have the opportunity to implement them and see British Judo develop further.

“What is really important is that we now work as a unified association to deliver, both in terms of medals from our high performance programme and also our growth targets for participation within the sport.”

British Judo Chairman, Kerrith Brown, added: “CEO is a key position and I’m confident that we’ve made the right appointment, which has been echoed by my colleagues on the board.

“With the recent history of the association, it was vital for us to appoint somebody who could not only offer stability but also have the vision to lead British Judo forward.

“In the period as acting CEO, Andrew has displayed good leadership, has worked excellently with staff and stakeholders and has considered the members of the association in every decision, changing the mind set of the organisation and building for a very positive future.”