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About our Board

The Living Sport Board is currently made up of 7 Trustees with Simon MORRIS the Chairperson.  The Trustees are:

Eric WINSTONE – Appointed to second term, of 3 years, November 2017.  First appointed September 2015. Member of Audit & Assurance Committee and Safeguarding Champion.

Simon MORRIS – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, November 2017. Chairperson of Living Sport; Chair of Remuneration & Nominations Committee and member of Business Development Committee (Living Sport Services CIC Board).

Mick WOOLHOUSE – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, November 2017. Member of Business Development Committee (Living Sport Services CIC Board) and Chair of Audit & Assurance Committee.

Val MOORE – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, November 2017. Member of Audit & Assurance Committee and Equality Champion.

Alan PAIN – Appointed to second term September 2015.  First appointed September 2012. Senior Independent Non-Executive Director/Trustee and Whistleblowing contact.

Ben SEDGEMORE – Appointed to second term September 2016.  First appointed September 2013. First appointed September 2013.  Chir of Business Development Committee (Living Sport Services CIC Board)

Carol GRONOW – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, 2016. Member of Audit & Assurance Committee and Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Sue DOUGAN – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, 2016

A Trustee will be appointed to deputise for the Chair when and where required.

The Senior Independent Non-Executive Director / Trustee is Alan PAIN

The Living Sport Board has identified a number of Board Champions to support important work areas.  These Champions for Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity Champion are Eric WINSTONE and Val MOORE; Whistleblowing Champion contact – Alan PAIN.

There are 3 Sub-Committees of the Living Sport Board.

The Audit & Assurance Committee, with a membership of Trustees Mick WOOLHOUSE, Eric WINSTONE, Carol GRONOW and Val MOORE and some coopted members who are not Trustees – including representatives of our Auditors, Rawlinsons

The Remuneration & Nominations Committee with a membership of Simon MORRIS and Carol GRONOW, with former Trustee Trevor GIBSON continuing to support to see the implementation of some work he led on.

The Business Development Group – which is also the Board of the Living Sport Services Community Interest Company – has a membership of Ben SEDGEMORE (Chair), Simon MORRIS and Mick WOOLHOUSE with Independent Director in and Gary ATYES.

The structure and operation of the Board and Sub-Committees is according to the terms of the Living Sport Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Living Sport Board Handbook including such details as Terms of Reference.  A copy of the Board Handbook is included below.

Through 2017-2018 the Living Sport Board met as follows:

30th January 2017 – which was a Board Awayday facilitated by Gerald COTEMAN

5th April 2017 – which reviewed the report from the Awayday and agreed a Trustee Skills Audit.  This meeting also approved the Living Sport Strategy 2017-2021.

12th June 2017 – which considered and approved the Audited Accounts of Living Sport 2016-2017 following a presentation from our Auditors Rawlinsons [and also considered the Accounts of Living Sport Services CIC and Living Sport Services (Coaching HQ) Limited 2016-2017]

9th October 2017 – which was another Board Awayday which considered the role of Trustees both in terms of compliance as well as supporting the development of Living Sport

29th November 2017 – which approved the Board Handbook encompassing the requirements of the UK Code for Sport Governance and received a report on the work of Press Red to build Living Sport granular understanding of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.  Also the date of the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

21st February 2018 – which considered the new Sport England Primary Role for County Sport Partnerships, our Stakeholder Engagement and adoption of a Marketing & Communications Plan.  It also agreed updating of the Living Sport Strategic Plan in light of the Press Red work.

25th April 2018 – which considered a review of his first year as Chair by Simon MORRIS and set a further context for the revision of the Living Sport Strategic Plan incorporating a Board Development Plan.

The Business Development Committee (Living Sport Services CIC Board) has so far met 30th January and 28th March 2018 to consider the Living Sport events programme including new 10km races and Sports Awards and development of our coaching activities.  The Audit & Assurance Committee has met 16th January and 14th March 2018 to consider progress towards the UK Code for Sport Governance including Risk Management whilst the Remuneration & Nominations Committee has considered the annual staff Performance Evaluation and recruitment of new Trustees

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