New Executive Committee Appoinments

Following the EGM yesterday in Chesterfield, the KUGB is pleased to announce that John Bruce has been appointed as our new Chair and Steve Stubbs has been appointed as our new Finance Officer.

John Bruce

John  is the current KUGB Licensing Officer, a 6th Dan, former World and European Champion, Referee and also is currently the Northern Region Chair and Chief Instructor of Sendai Kushiro.  Mr. Bruce expressed his gratitude, emphasising that despite the challenges of the past four years, we have much to be proud of and much more to achieve.

Steve Stubbs

Steve is a KUGB Dan grade from South Notts and a long-standing member of our KUGB Family. Professionally, he has served as a Senior Finance Officer for Her Majesty’s Court Services before retiring. Additionally, he has extensive experience as the Financial Officer/Treasurer for the England Karate Council, working for many years alongside Sensei Bob Poynton.

Both positions were ratified by a show of hands at the meeting.

Rob Manning, Vice Chair, told the meeting “We are excited to welcome John and Steve into their new roles and look forward to working with them in the coming months.

At the same time, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Sensei Frank Brennan and Richard Naylor-Jones for their outstanding work and unwavering commitment during some of the most challenging times we have faced. Their dedication, resilience, and leadership have been invaluable and have laid a strong foundation for future success.”

Please join us in welcoming John and Steve.

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