I suppose I should get this on the blog. I’ve been told I should!

This was the press release sent out 10 days ago about my new role as Alpine Director for our association. I was voted in by the members. As the good old boy scouts saying goes, (as I was one once!)  ‘I PROMISE TO DO MY BEST’!



February 3rd 2011




At the BASI General Meeting held in Geneva last weekend and a subsequent Member’s Forum, Alex Leaf was voted in as the new Alpine Director. The position on the Board was left vacant at the AGM in October when former Alpine Director Gareth Roberts was voted in as the new Chairman.


Originally from Torbay and now based in Les Arcs, Alex, a popular figure within the snowsports industry, has been a BASI member since 1977 and a trainer for the last 20 years. He has represented BASI at Interski events in Norway and Japan and his career has involved working in many corners of the world including Europe, Canada, the USA and Argentina.   Before setting up his own snowsports training company, World Class Skiing, with fellow BASI trainers, he managed Plymouth Ski Centre prior to running a retail, events and online sales company in the adventure sports industry.


Upon taking up the Alpine Director’s role on the BASI Board, Alex commented, “I am proud to have been voted on the Board of Directors for BASI.  I have been a member of BASI for over 30 years and in that time I have seen many changes and developments. I feel that the association is in a stable and positive position from which it can grow and develop, with this in mind,  I am looking forward to the challenges which no doubt will arise and to the role of being the voice for our membership.”


BASI Chairman, Gareth Roberts welcomed Alex’s appointment at Board level, “It is great to have someone of Alex’s calibre and experience joining us on the Board.  We want to ensure that we represent the views of the members as a whole and it is vitally important to have nominated representative for each discipline.  With such a strong team at Board level and the support of the staff at HQ and the membership we are adequately resourced to ensure that we maintain the high profile and status that BASI commands within international circles.”





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