About BF

British Fencing is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Fencing. For general enquiries and membership information please contact British Fencing Head Office on the details below.

British Fencing Head Office

1 Baron's Gate
33-35 Rothschild Road
London W4 5HT

Tel: 020 8742 3032

Fax: 020 8742 3033

Email: headoffice@britishfencing.com

Please note our telephone hours for contacting Head Office are:         

Telephone hours:     Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00 

President - Hilary Philbin

British Fencing Board

Chair - Mark Lyttle

Find out more about our Board

Find out more about our Executive Team


BF Organisation Chart

British Fencing Staff

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Georgina Usher

Corporate Services: (NGB Operations, Governance, Administration, Communications, Finance and Membership Services)

Finance Director - David Moseley

Head Office Manager - Kim Robinson

Admin Assistant - Jennifer Bathurst  

Customer Service Assistant - Nickie Bailey

Events Manager - Katie Rhodes

Finance Assistant - Davide Vernacchio

Communications Officer - Karim Bashir   

Equality and Safeguarding Manager - Liz Behnke


Development Director - Gabby Williams

Projects Officer - Neil Brown

Development Coordinator - Satish Thakuri

Participation Programme Manager (Youth) - Virginia Bailey

Participation Programme Manager (Higher Education) - Steve Garrett

Coaching Development Manager - Steve Kemp

Participation Business Manager - James Craig

Regional Liaison Officer (England) - Josef Thomas

Product Development Intern - Jovana Gospavic

World Class Performance

Performance Director - Alex Newton  

Programme and Logistics Manager - Maxine McCombie

Performance Co-ordinator - Geoff Marshall

National Foil Coach 

World Class Programme Head Coach - Pierre Guichot

WCP Sabre Coach - Cyril Tahon