Georgina Usher was elected to the BOA Board on 28 February 2019 as an NGB representative. Georgina joined British Fencing in April 2014, successfully implemented a new insight-led strategic approach to increasing participation in fencing. This followed a successful fencing career, representing GB at many European and World Championships and spending several seasons ranked in the World Top 16. She holds 10 individual Senior National Championship titles, and has won several Commonwealth medals (including Gold in 2014). She currently competes on the 40+ circuit where she is two-times European Champion. Georgina is also a member of the FIE Women in Fencing Council.
Prior to her role at British Fencing, Georgina was the Operational Director at CIO Connect, an independent advisory and consulting organisation dedicated solely to the Chief Information Officer, their leadership teams and their agenda. As part of this, she oversaw a successful initiative to increase membership retention through customer focussed initiatives, whilst re-structuring the cost-base to deliver financial sustainability. Prior to CIO Connect, Georgina worked as a project manager, strategist and business consultant for companies including Legal & General and Accenture.