As Director of Training at Plas y Brenin, I represented the interests of the National Mountain Centre on the board of Mountain Training England for several years. Latterly, I was invited to join the Executive Committee as a Director. I throroughly enjoyed this role, as we grappled with registrations during a changing time for the outdoor sector. We launched a marketing campaign; brought the home nation training boards closer together; managed a review of the walking awards; and launched several new schemes in this time.
Upon completion of my role at Plas y Brenin, it became obvious that I was more useful to Mountain Training England as a consultant. With the potential for project work, and my roles for Mountain Training UK, Plas y Brenin and the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust, I felt there was too much potential for a conflict of interest. After nearly three years in post, I resigned from this position in order to fully contribute to the review of Quality Assurance in my new capacity as a consultant.