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Announcing our new Chair

On Wednesday 28 September 2022, the Board of Trustees elected Sally McCarthy as the new Chairperson of the BHS. Sally has extensive business and fundraising skills, having raised £2 million to build an equestrian centre. Sally is knowledgeable in staff management and was voted “Business Personality of the Year, Aberdeen” 2017.

As well as being a keen member of the BHS, Sally has volunteered her time to sit on local BHS committees and supports the Society by providing her centre for educational days or talks. Sally has served as our Vice-Chair for the last three years and we look forward to working with her in her new position.

We would like to thank our outgoing Chair, Tim Lord, for his hard work and leadership over the past three years. During Tim’s tenure as Chair, we have seen unprecedented global events such as the COVID 19 pandemic. Tim’s leadership has been vital as we navigated the challenges of national lockdowns and a changing political landscape. He has overseen initiatives such as our Hardship Fund for riding schools and centres, and our Career Transition Fund for equestrian professionals, as well as spearheading our work in safety, equestrian access and horse care and welfare.

Although stepping down as Chair, Tim will continue to serve as a Generalist Trustee and we look forward to maintaining a strong working relationship with both our new and outgoing Chairs.