The first Advisory Board was established by the Executive Team in 2016, when the British Esports Federation was founded.


The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide insight and intelligence to support business planning and alignment to British Esports Federation’s (“BEF”) goals.

Board Membership

Membership of the Advisory Board will be comprised of the following non-executive roles:

A Chair, who shall also be Chair for the British Esports Federation.

Up to 16 British Esports Federation Advisory Board members representing the following key but non exhaustive areas:

Other people may be invited by the Chair to attend all or part of any meeting, in an observation capacity or otherwise.

APPOINTMENTs and Terms of Appointment

Appointment and the terms of appointments will be made and decided by the Chair.

Appointments are agreed and made based on skills and a review of the individual’s experience within the esports industry.

The Chair reserves the right to interview potential Advisory Board members prior to their appointment.

The Advisory Board will be a diverse group of people.

Appointments will be for one (1) year terms.

A member of the Advisory Board may be reappointed for additional terms.

Reappointment and membership of the Advisory Board is subject to satisfactory performance of the member as assessed by the Chair.

Members may resign at any time.

When a resignation takes place the Chair may replace the position or leave it vacant. 

Removal of an Advisory Board member will be made by the Chair only.


If the Chair of the British Esports Federation is unavailable or not in attendance, the Advisory Board shall appoint one of their number to chair a relevant meeting.


The quorum necessary for the transaction of business shall be one (1) third of the members of the Advisory Board.

Frequency of Meetings

The Advisory Board will meet at least twice per annum. Meetings may be held virtually although there may be in person meetings by mutual agreement.

Notice of Meetings

Notice of each meeting confirming the venue, time and date accompanied by an agenda of items to be discussed , will be provided or notified to each member of the Advisory Board, and any other person required to attend, no later than five (5) working days before the date of the meeting.

Any supporting papers will also be provided to each member as soon as practicable in advance of the meeting.

Conduct of Meetings

Any member of the Advisory Board who has a material interest relating to any decision to be made by the Advisory Board must declare their interest before the item relating to that decision is discussed.

The default position is that the relevant member will not be entitled to vote on that decision.

However, the Chair may exercise discretion in this regard, taking into account the particular circumstances.

Duties and REsponsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of an Advisory Board member are as follows:

Delegation of Duties

The Advisory Board may delegate any of its duties to sub-panels or committees established by it.

Terms of Reference Review

The Terms of Reference of the Advisory Board will be reviewed every year, led by the Chair.