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Board of Directors


Ian Finch 

Ian served as the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee since the inception of the GBPF in 2008 and is a competitive Masters lifter and member of The Farm Powerlifting Club based at Moulton College, Northampton. He has been Deputy Chairman since since the sad demise of Fred Sterry. Ian is a National referee, has been lifting for more than 20 years and has competed with the GBPF and before that BWLA. Before taking up Powerlifting, Ian was a distance running coach at Northampton Phoenix AC and prior to that played competitive Rugby and Football. Outside of Sport Ian has 4 daughters and numerous grandchildren (around 8), none of which have ever picked up a bar!

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Parker 

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Richard has been involved in powerlifting for many years and an IPF Category 1 Referee since 1985. He is currently also President of the Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation, Chairman of the IPF Court of Justice, Chairman of the English Powerlifting Association and Chairman of the SW Powerlifting Association. He has been a competitive powerlifter and still trains five days a week.

Finance Director

David Turner 

Dave is retired, but does occasional consultancy through his own accountancy practice. He has had considerable experience in industry and is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Dave is a long standing federation member and represented GB in the World Masters in 1997 & 1998 placed 7th and won the British Masters in the 125kg+ in 2000.

Athlete's Commission Chairman

Tony Cliffe 

Tony is Financial Controller/Director of a large industrial company and has been a top class lifter for many years.

Director for England

Kevin Jane 

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"I first started weight training with the Northampton Physical Culture Club as an 18year old in 1970, and first competed in powerlifting in 1974. Became a divisional referee in 1980 and progressed to IPF 1 ref in 1995.

I have to date won 26 British Masters titles 23 consecutively since 1994 which I think is probably a record. Also won 4 European, and two World Masters titles and set several masters world records.

I set up the FARM Powerlifting club in 1992 as a youth work project which moved to the current location of Moulton College in 2008. I have run the All England Championships since its inception in 2008 as well as several other Divisional and National competitions over the years.

I have been secretary for the East Midlands division since 2003 and a former director for BAWA and now Secretary for the EPA and Director for English Powerlifting under the BP.

I currently work part-time as a Director of Free2talk a family created not for profit company, where I tutor on Youth Work diploma courses, deliver parenting courses and work with perpetrators of domestic abuse."

Director for Scotland

Bernie McGurk 

Director for Northern Ireland

Marty Cummings

Director for Wales

Tom Morgan

Independent Director


Communications  Director


Performance Director

Chris Curtiss 

Chris has extensive experience in sports science and nutrition. He holds a PhD in Sport & Exercise Science from Leeds Trinity University.

Chris will work collaboratively with head coaches, coaches and athletes to develop a research framework within sport science-related disciplines to enable British Powerlifting to develop international performance across all age groups and disciplines.

Development  Director


Competition Director


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