CPSA Chief Executive Moving On
The CPSA today announced that CEO Nick Fellows will be leaving the Association towards the end of March after seven years at the helm, following his appointment as CEO of the British Equestrian Federation.
Nick said: “As much as I have greatly enjoyed my time with the CPSA, a new challenge has arisen that I am excited to be taking on. There are many similarities between shooting and equestrian, in the structure of the sports as well as the fact they are both country sports, lifestyles and life-long activities that bring great joy to their participants. It also marks a return to high performance sport for me, which is where my real passion lies.
“I am delighted to leave the CPSA in much better shape than I found it when I arrived and the awards dinner a few days ago, along with the launch of the new website and the exciting plans for an even bigger and better CPSA World Sporting championships at EJ Churchill in a few months’ time, exemplify the advances we’ve made. We have partners and sponsors lining up to work with us and this is largely down to the hard work and commitment of a great staff team over the past few years. Attitudes towards the Association have changed significantly for the better and the coming year will see the introduction of yet more new developments that have been the subject of recent planning and investment.
“The membership trend is upwards and we have taken more championship bookings after the first few days of February this year than shot in all of our championships (including the World Sporting) in 2012. The Association is poised to take a real leap forward this year and we also have a growing trend of proactive volunteers working at county level, helping to bring new shooters into the sport and the CPSA at the grass roots. There are some great people in the sport whom I’ve been privileged to work with and get to know and I would like to thank all our volunteers, the directors, our grounds, instructors, referees and most of all the staff at the CPSA for their support over the past seven years.”
The directors will begin the process of appointing a new CEO in the coming days.