Development Board

British Exploring Society's Development Board consists of a group of accomplished individuals who collectively make a significant difference to the long-term success of the charity. The Development Board’s purpose is to take a lead role in actively contributing to the fundraising of British Exploring Society. The Development Board also provide advice and support in key areas of activity like Communication and Marketing.

Carlotta Newbury

– Board Member

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Carlotta’s commercial background is in sports marketing and sponsorship. She has worked in senior positions on several sides of the industry; rights holder (LTA, Commercial Director), brand (O2, Head of Sports Sponsorship) and agency (IMG, Commercial Manager). This multi-faceted aspect of her career gives her a unique perspective of the sports and sponsorship industry. During her time in sponsorship, Carlotta has led the negotiations on over £30 million of sponsorship and media deals; including with Arsenal, The Times and the RFU. She has also developed successful commercial strategies for rights holders such as the Irish FA and the LTA and has led award-winning campaigns at O2.

Carlotta was born in Italy and was educated in Switzerland and the UK. She is a graduate of Loughborough University (Sports Science). She is a keen sports enthusiast, with national honours in skiing and athletics, and is passionate about mountaineering and expeditions. Carlotta also coached the British Junior Disabled Ski Team.

Carlotta loves a sporting challenge. Her personal adventures include climbing Mont Blanc at 16 years old, leading a team of beginner x-country skiers on the Engadin Ski Marathon, competing (and winning) her bout at the Boodles Boxing Ball, riding the Cresta Run in St Moritz and surviving the Norfolk Super Hero quadrathlon – raising considerable funds for charity in the process. As well as serving on the Development Board of British Exploring Society, Carlotta is a Trustee of Fields in Trust and is a member of YPO.