Chairman Statement

Ivan Shenkman Announces Managing Director's Departure

It is with both sadness and joy that I announce that our Managing Director, Tom Adams, will be leaving the BGA at the end of March 2020 after what will have been two and a half years at the helm

The sadness is that we will miss his energy, passion, enthusiasm, vision, courage and acumen. Against all the odds he has singe handedly, with a Dad’s Army board in full support mode, taken the BGA from what was at best a dream and turned it into a reality that will be here to stay for the long term

In so doing he has made sure that shooting is safe for generations to come and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude

The joy is that he can leave with his head held high with a great achievement behind him, and get on with making a success of his life in the commercial world

We will be looking to start the process of finding a replacement in January but in the meantime we salute Tom for all that he has achieved and wish him every success in the future.


Ivan Shenkman

BGA Chairman