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Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd (STUK) Board meet at least 4 times a year and have a timetable of business in place to ensure that key items are discussed, planned and approved at the appropriate time in the year and are carried out in line with the strategic plan.

Key items include the strategic plan, operations, performance, commercial, events, corporate governance, Board appraisals, finance and company policies.

These key items are required by UK Sport and Sport England, and in some cases by company law.


STUK’s Board was restructured in 2010 and comprises of members with appropriate range of skills (as set out in the Board skills matrix) to run the business on a day to day basis, and to deliver its strategic objectives.

Directors appointed to the Board understand:

  • the mission of STUK and the code of ethics for directors;
  • the time and participation requirements of Board members;
  • the Voluntary Code of Good Governance for the Sport and Recreation Sector; the agreement in place between STUK and British Taekwondo.

The Chair will ensure that directors are able to discuss, debate, and plan: STUK’s mission, goals, objectives, programs and services;

  • STUK’s budget and financial statements;
  • the roles, duties and responsibilities of the Board and individual Directors.

The Chair will ensure that the Board are able to plan their activities with knowledge of the achievements, abilities, strengths, and limitations of current directors, staff, and volunteers.


The Board comprises of the following members:

  • Julia Newton, Non-Executive Chairman
  • Sara Sutcliffe, Senior Independent Director
  • Mark Abberley, British Taekwondo Nominated Director
  • Gary Hall, Executive Director/Performance Director
  • Mike Loosemore, Non-Executive Director

Members hold office subject to The Articles of Association of STUK.

The Company’s Articles of Association is available on request through Garry Adams.

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