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
Mick WOOLHOUSE – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, November 2017. Chair of Audit & Assurance Committee.
Val MOORE – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, November 2017. Member of Audit & Assurance Committee and Equality Champion.
Carol GRONOW – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, 2016. Member of Audit & Assurance Committee and Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
John HUMPSTON – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, September 2018. Chair Business Development Committee.
Matthew BRADBURY – Appointed to first term, of 3 years, September 2018. Member of Remuneration & Nominations Committee. Senior Independent Director / Trustee.
A Trustee will be appointed to deputise for the Chair when and where required.
The Senior Independent Non-Executive Director / Trustee is Matthew BRADBURY
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 – TO BE CONFIRMED
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 with scope for coopted members who are not Trustees – including representatives of our Auditors, Baldwins
The Remuneration & Nominations Committee with a membership of Simon MORRIS and Carol GRONOW and Matthew BRADBURY.
The Business Development Group – which has a membership of John HUMPSTON (Chair) and Simon MORRIS with Gary ATYES and John MORRIS as co-opted members.
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 2017-2019 the Living Sport Board met as follows:
29th November 2017 – 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. This was also the date of the 2017 Annual General Meeting, with the appointment of Simon MORRIS, Mick WOOLHOUSE and Val MOORE (first term of 3 years).
21st February 2018 – 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 – 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.
12th September 2018 – AGM, which saw Alan PAIN standing down at his completion of two terms of office and appointment of Matthew BRADBURY & John HUMPSTON (first term of 3 years). Annual review of Risk; plans for completion of QUEST / Sport England Performance Management & Improvement Framework; and confirmation of compliance of UK Code for Sport Governance. The meeting established a Working Group to undertake a Review to consider the structure and operation of the organisation for the next 5 years with a membership of Simon MORRIS, Carol GRONOW and Matthew BRADBURY.
14th November 2018 – received a verbal update on the QUEST / Sport England PMIF; a presentation from Rebecca EVANS on our Older Peoples work; and report on the progress of a Board Working Group Living Sport Review
24th January 2019 – a Board Awayday attended by Mike DIAPER, Executive Director Sport England which received a detailed presentation on the progress of the Board Working Group – Living Sport Review.
18th March 2019 – confirmed the winding up into the charity of Living Sport Services Community Interest Company and Living Sport Services (Coaching HQ) Limited and write-off of an approximate £10K debt. Received the full report of the QUEST / Sport England PMIF and Balanced Scorecard 2018-2019 Report.
The Business Development Committee has through 2018-2019 met on 30th January, 28th March, 18th July, 17th October, 12th December 2018 and 13th March 2019 and considered progress of the trading companies, specifically the confirmation of the 2019 Events Plan at the 12th December meeting and at the 13th March meeting confirmed the winding up into the charity of the Living Sport Services Community Interest Company and Living Sport Services (Coaching HQ) Limited.
The Audit & Assurance Committee has met 16th January, 14th March, 4th June, 16th August 2018 and 27th February 2019 to consider at every meeting Risk Management, and receive detailed Financial Reports of the charity and trading companies (Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Report and Departmental Report); progress towards satisfying the UK Code for Sport Governance; Risk Management; Safeguarding Policy & Procedures review and annual report to the Child Protection in Sport Unit; Office move and move to QuickBooks accounting system and new work on Equality & Diversity
The Remuneration & Nominations Committee has considered on 20th March and 28th August 2018 the annual staff Performance Evaluation, Staff Survey and recruitment of new Trustees.