Meet our ambassadors

Our Orienteering Foundation ambassadors provide a vital role in keeping in touch with clubs and individuals in their respective regions. 

All our trustees also act as ambassadors for their regions, and you can find out them on our Meet the Board page. Here you can find out about our other ambassadors. You can find contact details for all our board and ambassadors at Getting in Touch.

We are always intersted to hear from new potential ambassadors - for more information please see our Vacancies page.

Duncan Archer - North East
Duncan Archer

Duncan Archer

Duncan started orienteering 30 years ago as a junior with Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK), was a member of Oxford University Orienteering Club (OUOC) at university, and Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (HH) while living in London for several years, before returning to CLOK.  He has competed at a high level, including representing GBR in World Cups, England in home internationals, and several mountain marathon successes.  He is also currently NEOA treasurer, a coach with NEJS, and was coordinator of the sadly cancelled JK 2020.

Duncan’s particular interests in the Orienteering Foundation are technological innovation in the sport, making it attractive to the next generation of orienteers, and the role we might play in bridging the funding gap affecting junior and elite orienteering squads.  He also runs the Orienteering Foundation website and our social media.

Wilbert Hollinger

Wilbert Hollinger

Wilbert Hollinger - Northern Ireland

A retired schoolteacher, Wilbert has orienteered for some 50 years, from way back in the days of black and white maps and red biros. He was a founder member of the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association (NIOA) and is a past chairman. He is a member of Lagan Valley Orienteers (LVO) and has, over the years, competed widely throughout the UK and Ireland, and further afield. 

In addition to Foot O he competes in Trail O and in this discipline is a GB selector. He was controller for the JK Trail O at Ampleforth Abbey in 2016, and planner for Day 2 of the JK at Tyrella in 2011.

Wilbert has seen many changes in the sport over the years but is more than ever convinced that it offers something for everyone. With so many possibilities for outdoor recreation he is keen to ensure that all orienteering clubs maximise the opportunities for their development and are fully aware of how the Orienteering Foundation can assist.

Lyn West

Lyn West

Lyn West - East Anglia

Lyn is a member of Essex Stragglers and has been since starting orienteering 30+ years ago. She regards herself as a middle of the field orienteer and does prefer to run longer courses. A regular at local events, she also enjoys orienteering tourism travelling to Euro City Race weekends. The POM and JK also feature in the diary.

Lyn regularly organises events, has served on club and regional committees and was chairman of British Orienteering for 3 years.

Lyn is keen to see wider recognition of the Orienteering Foundation and its work among the orienteering community.

Ian Gamlen - West Midlands

Ian is a keen orienteer who has participated in the sport since being at school. He has been the Secretary of the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club for many years and helped promote the sport particularly to newcomers through COBOC’s Beginners, Families and Schools Events. He is also the Vice Chair of Harlequins Orienteering Club and Treasurer of the WMOA. Ian is keen to promote the work of Orienteering Foundation supporting individuals and clubs to attract new participants and retaining their interest in all aspects of orienteering.

29th Oct 18