Interview BMC CEO Paul Davies on GB Climbing
Issues have surfaced at the BMC and GB Climbing in recent months surrounding overspending and governance. We sent questions to CEO Paul Davies.
In July, we asked 'What's happening at the BMC?' following news of redundancies, overspending and a projected 2023 deficit of over £275K if the status quo were maintained. We highlighted our concerns about the competing interests of the BMC's representative role in outdoor access versus its governing body role in competition climbing and criticised the BMC's lack of clear communication. Meanwhile, more revelations and rumours were surfacing. An updated statement from the BMC and a 'CEO Q&A' with CEO Paul Davies were subsequently published by the BMC in mid-August, but left us with more questions than answers— especially relating to the management of GB Climbing, the internal business unit of the BMC which manages competition climbing.
In an effort to find out more, we asked the BMC if we could send more questions for Paul to answer.