About British Wrestling

Diversity at senior and middle management levels

The British Wrestling Association has prepared and published the below information about its work to foster all aspects of diversity within its leadership and decision making.


Board Equality/Diversity Champion: Daniela Bauch


Publishing information about the percentage of women on the Board:

As at its 4th November 2017 Board Meeting, the BWA Board comprised 50% females.

Shaherah Jordan (SIO*)

Daniela Bauch

Liz Riley

Ellen Morris

Jem Lawson

Colin Nicholson

Ian Wiggett

Trevor Hoskins

* Senior Independent Director


Outlining the justification for any differences in remuneration between Board Members:

At Board level the members with remuneration are the Chair and Chief Executive and the Membership Secretary.  Their remuneration varies according to role, specified tasks and the time expected of them.  Other Board members make available time and expertise as volunteers to take Wrestling forward.

Publishing information about the organisation’s gender diversity at senior and middle management levels:

Board:  As above, the current percentage of women on the Board is 50%

Executive:  Executive functions are carried out by Colin Nicholson and Barry Pollin, thus the percentage of women carrying out executive functions is currently 0%

Nations & Regions Committee:  This key committee should have six members one of whom is a woman, giving a percentage of 16%

British Wrestling Diversity Action Plan (DAP): Link to DAP


Further Governance Information:

 The British Wrestling Association is keen to demonstrate a strong and public commitment to progressing towards:

Current Progress towards Target:
of Current Directors

achieving gender parity on its Board 50% Male
50% Female
achieving greater diversity on its Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability

1x BAME Director
1x Disabled

The board has adopted a target of a minimum of 30% of each gender on their board 50% Male
50% Female