Previously financial matters were handled by Viv MacDonald (alongside many other administration duties), and Keith will be assisting the Orienteering Foundation with maintaining sound financial discipline and management of its reserves as the charity grows.
Keith shared with us the following background.
Keith started orienteering at Sheffield University in the late 1970s, joining SYO and Dark Peak Fell Runners on graduation. After qualification as a chartered accountant Keith moved into industry, relocating South and joining Guildford Orienteers. Over 30 years later and still orienteering frequently, often 100 events a year, he took an opportunity to retire in 2016. Keith is now living in Penrith on the edge of the Lake District and is a member of Border Liners. He continually strives to compete at a consistent level. Highlights over the years include a sprint silver medal at WMOC in Denmark, missing gold by 1 second, winning M35 at JK93 and several age group BOC relay championship wins with the evergreen GO team. An occasional peak-bagger despite years living in the South he has now completed over 240 Munros and 200 Wainwrights.