We would like to take this opportunity to thank Rich Crawford for his commitment, dedication and time invested as the Finance Director on the BBU Board over the past 3 years.
We are also delighted to announce our new Finance Director Anna Barker who has now joined the Team;
Anna Brighton-Watt served in the Army with the Adjutant General’s Staff Personnel and Support Branch for 7 years and since leaving the Service has been working at Gresham’s School, a leading independent boarding school in North Norfolk with alumni including the composer Benjamin Britten, the poet W.H. Auden, the founder of the Dyson Company, Sir James Dyson and more recently, international rugby players Tom and Ben Youngs and Academy Award winning actor Olivia Colman. Here Anna is now Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Second in Command & Head of the Army Section within the thriving Combined Cadet Force. There is also a highly successful shooting team with BG representation on an annual basis.
Anna was introduced to the sport of Biathlon in her first posting within the Regimental Admin Office of the 1st Battalion the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, taking the Novice team to the Divisional and Army Championships and for the 6 subsequent years. She had a stint on the British Biathlon Development Squad and was based between RAF Kinloss/Aviemore in 2007 & 8, and then competed in a couple of European Cup Races before leaving the Army and starting as a teacher in 2010. She has a strong sporting pedigree with her twin brothers being professional tennis players and having won the Army Tennis Championships and competed for the Army in Triathlon.
She is delighted to be able to come back into the Biathlon World and to work alongside Elizabeth Winfield and all the members of the board. She is excited about being able to support a more secure financial future for the sport and to give back to a sport which she still remains a firm favourite – her skis still being at the back of her classroom 13 years on. In her spare time she enjoys spending time on the North Norfolk Coast with her husband, Dan, and her two children, Oscar (8), and Georgie (6).