The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the election of Malcolm Wharton CBE as Chair of the BEF Council. He takes up the position with immediate effect.
Malcolm was Principal of Hartpury College for22 years until 2012. Previously, he was part of the management team that established Duchy College, the UK’s first new agricultural college for 30 years. He is currently Managing Director of MW Education Business Consultants Ltd., which supports clients in both the education and sports sector, having founded the company in 2012. A passionate supporter of equestrian sport, Malcolm has been involved in the organisation and running of major equestrian events, including the World Para-Dressage championships in 2007.
Awarded a CBE for Services to Education in 2012, he is currently a Council member and Director of the Rugby Football Union (RFU); he also holds the positions of Chairman of the Rugby Football Foundation and is a trustee of the British Eventing Charitable Trust, as well as being a Vice President of Riding for the Disabled Association.
The BEF Council is made up of representatives of the BEF’s 19 member bodies and uses the expertise of the membership to provide ideas for the development of the Federation, and provide strategic guidance for the BEF Board.