Governance & Management

British Parasnowsport is the National Governing Body for all Parasnowsports in the UK. British Parasnowsport is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disability Snowsport UK - the skiers and boarders charity.

British Parasnowsport has its own Board of Directors and also has an accountability to Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) as well as having a presence on the DSUK Board of Trustees. The two organisations work closely together with DSUK playing a key role in providing opportunities for disabled people to ski and snowboard in the UK and overseas. DSUK’s work locally also provides a nascent pathway for disabled people to transition from recreational skier to parasnowsport athlete.

British Parasnowsport employs a team of snowsport professionals to provide leadership and coaching in addition we have a range of support services provided by the Scotland Institute of Sport and Sports Psychology and Performance Lifestyle Coaching provided by Kelley Fay formerly of the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.

Board Members

Paul Masters - Chair

Paul is a keen recreational skier, he became involved with Disability Snowsport UK initially, of which he was Treasurer. He has now taken the Chair of this subsidiary company responsible for the British Parasnowsport teams.

Paul was also elected to the British Paralympics Association Board in November 2008 and re-elected in 2013.

He is a qualified chartered accountant who spent 23 years working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers before co-founding MetaforePartners LLP, a bespoke business advisory firm.

He is also Chairman of Mango (Management Accounting for NGOs.)


John Dickinson-Lilley - Director

John is Great Britain's number 1 male visually impaired ski racer and on a countdown to the Winter Olympics in 2018. He is also a Director of Public Affairs & Policy.

Board Advisors


Fiona Young OBE

Chief Executive

Fiona is joint Chief Executive of Disability Snowsport UK and British Parasnowsport, her role is designed to align the operational work of both organisations making the best use of resources. Fiona received an OBE from HM The Queen in 2015 for services to disability, charity and disability snowsports having worked in the field for over 25 years.

Duncan Freshwater

Performance Director


James Redpath

Programme Manager


Selection Policy

The selection policy for British Parasnowsport for the Paralympic Winter Games 2018 can be found here.