George Liston

President and Chair
On Board Since: 
March 2017

Key Responsibilities: President and Chair

As President, I represent Scottish Fencing as its titular and functional head in all public affairs.

As Chairman, I chair all meetings of the Directors and all General Meetings of Scottish Fencing; I also work to deliver assurance that Scottish Fencing complies with all relevant governance and strives to identify and nurture best practice.

My career in the Royal Air Force and in my ongoing Board experience as a Non-executive Director within an NHS Trust have provided me with considerable experience of governance regimes, management practices and successful leadership.  I look forward to applying these for my four-year term, whilst also continuing to step onto the piste as a competitor.

Throughout my fencing career, as a representative fencer in Scotland and GB teams at each level from schools to veterans, as well as representing both the Royal Air Force and the Combined Services throughout three decades, I have experienced many different clubs, coaches, competition formats, training regimes and attitudes to our sport. I have trained regularly at clubs furth of the UK - in particular in Germany, the USA, Italy and France - and I have competed in many countries worldwide.  As a fencer, I understand the range of issues that can assist aspiring fencers and I look forward to helping all those in Scotland who wish to experience and enjoy our sport.