British Judo is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerry Gualtieri as the new Chair of the British Judo Association Board.
Mr Gualtieri brings a wealth of experience to the BJA, with a background in financial, technology and software sectors. He has worked across the globe and has significant experience in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific markets.
When Andrew Scoular, CEO of British Judo was asked about Mr Gualtieri’s appointment, he stated: ‘I am very excited about the appointment of Gerry. Not only does he have huge experience in a sector that is becoming more and more relevant in the sports world, but he is a proven leader who has a track record of getting things done. I am really looking forward to working with Gerry and of course, his deep love of judo means he will bring an absolute passion to the BJA’.
Mr Gualtieri has been involved in judo all his life. Not only has he been an active judoka from the age of six, but he has committed personal funding and time to grassroots and elite athlete judo development in addition to sponsoring clubs and events.
Mr Gualtieri commented on his appointment: ‘These are exciting times for judo and there are some challenges that we need to overcome as a Board and a greater community. I am honoured that British Judo has given me this opportunity and I take this responsibility very seriously. I am looking forward to helping make a meaningful difference.’
Mr Gualtieri succeeds Mr Ronnie Saez who stands down later this year when his term as Chair comes to an end after 12 years of service on the Board, eight of which as Chair. Mr Saez stands down as per the requirements of the Sports Code of Governance.