Boxing Scotland’s new CEO, Chris Roberts, has been appointed as Chairperson of the AIBA Referee & Judges Committee, a prestigious appointment that puts amateur boxing in Scotland at the international top table.
The three-star referee and judge, who only took up his position with Boxing Scotland last month, has wasted no time in bringing his expertise and respect among the international boxing community to the fore.
Chris has described the appointment as “an honour” and believes his role at AIBA will greatly benefit the development of referees and judges in Scotland.
“It is an absolute honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to assist with the future development and progression, not only with our officials across Boxing Scotland but now across the AIBA network,” said Chris.
“I would firstly like to thank the Chairman, Kevin Bell, and the Board of Directors for the trust they have given me with the role as CEO Boxing Scotland and even in my first few weeks I am greatly encouraged by the potential for growth at all levels.
“The referee and judges component is a key part of our organisation and a strategic priority, so my appointment within AIBA will enable us to be on the front foot in coaching top-class referees and judges, which will, in turn, enable Boxing Scotland to lead the development of the amateur sport in this country.”
Boxing Scotland Chair Kevin Bell echoed those sentiments. “It is fantastic for Boxing Scotland to have their new CEO in this position,” he said. “It is to Chris’ credit that AIBA have recognised his capabilities and appointed him to this role. I know that Chris had already planned to apply strategic focus to R&J within Scotland but now, through this opportunity, he can also help to structure the future shape of R&J worldwide.
“Chris will thrive in working with AIBA and the International Olympic Committee to take the sport forward.”
Newly appointed AIBA Committees’ Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons
Chair – Chris Roberts (Scotland)
Vice-Chair – Wayne Rose (Australia)
Chair – Michael Müller (Germany)
Vice-Chair – Zsuzsanna Tóth (Hungary)
Chair – Ervin Kade (Estonia)
Vice-Chair – William Walsh (USA)
Champions and Veterans Committee;
Chair – Mary Kom (India)
Vice-Chair – Michael Carruth (Ireland)
Chair – Amanda Coulson (England)
VIce-Chair – Magda Sobhi (Egypt)
Medical & Anti-Doping Committee;
Chair – Dr Ioannis Filippatos (Monaco)
Vice-Chair – Dr Barbarito Cabrera (Cuba)
Chair – Cezary Jedliński (Poland)
Vice-Chair – Dian Gomes (Sri Lanka)