GB Officials (umpires, umpires managers and technical officials) are selected, managed and appointed by the GB Performance Officiating Panel (GBPOP).
This Panel is made up of a representative of each of the three home nations (England, Scotland and Wales) plus two independent members who are appointed by the GB Hockey Board.
The current GBPOP members are: David Faulkner (GB Performance Director) - Chair, Margaret Hunnaball and Andy Mair (independents), Sheila Morrow (Wales), TBC (England) and Norrie Urquhart (Scotland). Registers of Officials (umpires, umpires managers and technical officials) were first introduced by GBPOP in November 2006.
Umpires are divided into two panels and technical officials and umpires managers one panel per group. The umpire panels in principle mirror those of the players, namely Performance and Development and the technical and UM panels are reflective of appointments at international level.
All panels are based on current rankings, age and international accreditation/expectation while also acknowledging that assessment and personal circumstances can influence change and movement.
The 2012 GB Umpires are as follows:
Performance Umpire Panel
Women Ged Curran
Frances Block Hamish Jamson
Irene Clelland Martin Madden
Hannah Sanders Dan Barstow
Annabelle Willox Nathan Stagno
Potential Performance Umpire Panel
Women Andrew Kennedy
Lia Waine Paul Walker
Sarah Wilson David Sweetman
Laura Houlston Bruce Bale
Women Barrie Anderson
Barbara Morgan David Elcock
Sheila Morrow Scott Baird
Jo Pennycook Howard Pollard
Women Tony Kelleher
Margaret Hunnaball Louise Knipe Aileen Ross
Appointments 2012 – London Olympic Games
Sheila Morrow (Technical Official)
Frances Block, Ged Curran and Hamish Jamson, Nathan Stagno (Umpires)
Appointments 2008 – Beijing Olympic Games
Jane Nockolds (Umpires Manager)
Julia Gill, Sheila Morrow (Technical Official)
Andy Mair, Anne McRae and David Leiper (Umpires)