Heather Ratnage-Black has been involved in skeleton bobsleigh since 2001 when she undertook her novice course with the British Army in Igls, Austria.
Rising through the sport as an athlete representing the Royal Air Force and Great Britain, she has since moved on to team management and safety analysis before becoming the Chairman of UK Armed Forces Skeleton.
More recently she has widened her contribution to ice sports by becoming the event director for the UK Armed Forces annual Inter Service Ice Sports Championships, which incorporates bobsleigh, skeleton and luge teams from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
When not immersed in ice sports, Heather is a Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force working in an operations support role at the Typhoon conversion unit. A keen sportswoman she regularly takes part in long distance running events including ultra marathons and is a black belt in kick boxing. She is married and much of her time is spent supporting her teenage children in their sporting pursuits.