The Council 

Oskar Waktare 


Oskar has been in the gun trade since 1996 with GMK Ltd, importers of the Beretta Group of products. He joined the GTA Council in 2015, becoming Chairman in July 2018.

Sam Macarthur


Sam is the Managing Director of Viking Arms, a company that has been active in the British gun trade for over 50 years. Before joining the gun trade 18 years ago, Sam was a practicing barrister in London.

Edward King

Edward officially joined the gun trade in 1987, but had been immersed in the family business most of his life. He served on the GTA Council for some 20 years, including time as Chairman. His career in the trade has included stints at BSA Guns, Holland and Holland and a lifetime running ASI.

David Stapley

Managing Director of International Sports Brands Ltd (ISB) who are the agents for Browning International for UK and Ireland Also Country Manager for Browning International. David has represented Browning and been a council member since 2008.

Gary Lamburn

Gary is the owner of the Sportman Gun Centre

Johnny Goodhart

Johnny is a keen game shot and the CEO of CCI International

Marc Newton

A passionate hunter and gunmaker, Marc is the Managing Director of John Rigby and Co.

Paul James 

Paul is the Managing director of Gamebore Cartridge Co Ltd.

Claire West

Claire is the Managing Director/Owner of Air Arms. She is very passionate about the sport and community they serve and continually looks at new and innovative ways to evolve her products and business.

Nick Doherty

Nick is a practising barrister who has been involved in firearms-related criminal work for over 30 years and now specialises in firearms licensing appeals. He is the chairman of a shooting club and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers.

Rebecca Draper

Rebecca has been with Drapers Gun Centre Ltd since 2010 and has worked her up to Company Secretary and Director.

The Gun Trade Association Ltd. is registered in England and Wales under company number 0125465 at Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking GU24 0PB.
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