Chairman of LIVING SPORT
Apart from 5 years with Barclays Bank, the rest of Iain’s working life has been in his own businesses, starting with working for his parents in the motor trade. Since their retirement Iain has expanded his various business interests and is now Chairman of a group of companies. His interests now include a garage service and repair centre – Crightons of Peterborough, a bicycle shop – GreenWheel Cycles, a hot tub retail centre – Crightons Hydropool and a marketing business – Green City Marketing, all based in Peterborough.
As a part of Iain’s role as Chairman of the Peterborough Chamber he chairs the City Centre Executive group and the Adult Skills Sector for the City. It is through the Adult Skills Sector than Iain has led, in partnership with Opportunity Peterborough, on the Peterborough Skills Vision. This vision is gaining national recognition for being unique in the country, with many cities now asking for the details of how the programme works.
Iain also has a direct interest in supporting youngsters in sport and is a trustee for SportsAid Eastern whilst chairing the Peterborough SportsAid Foundation. Peterborough SportsAid raises money to help local youngsters with financial grants, with around 35 youngsters receiving support each year.
Married with one daughter, and now 2 grandsons, Iain has previously competed in car rallying – twice local rally champion – and is now President of the Peterborough Motor Club. His other interest is golf although he rarely has time to play!
Russell is newly appointed into a National Training and County Board Services Manager role with the England & Wales Cricket Board. The role looks to deliver against the workforce needs of the 39 County Cricket Boards in England & Wales, from Company Director level down to a front line club volunteer. The role will look to source the appropriate training, support and services to inspire and equip people to effectively deliver recreational cricket. Russell has been involved as a Director of LIVING SPORT since its inception.
Russell has had two previous roles with the ECB over the past 12 years, initially as cricket development manager for Cambridgeshire, and latterly, for the past 6 years, as Regional Development Manager for the London and East Region. The role provided general support to 11 County Cricket Boards, specifically around their structure, governance and decision making, as well as annual planning and performance management of them. Russell has also been Chairman of the East Region NGB Forum for the past 4 years, and is a qualified ECB Tutor and Level 3 Coach.
Passionate about all sports, but with Cricket and Rugby Union dominating Russell`s playing days, he played for Cambridge RUFC 1st XV for 16 years, and is still an active participant for Cambridge St Giles CC after 26 years involvement.
Phil has been involved in the construction industry since leaving school in Bedford. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors in 1983 and is now Chairman of the cba group of companies based in Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, dealing with development and asbestos work.
Phil is also Vice Chairman of the Peterborough SportsAid Foundation working with Iain Crighton to raise money to help local youngsters with financial grants to achieve their sporting dreams.
Phil enjoys most sports but his major sport interest is rugby. He played in Bedford before moving to Peterborough where he represented his City for 14 seasons. A former Chairman of Peterborough Rugby Club he was recently elected as President.
Other roles Phil has include Vice Chairman of Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Construction Sector, Chairman of Esporta Running Club and Past President of East Midlands Rugby Union. A former marathon runner he is now enjoying 5k fun runs with his granddaughter.
He has been a regular weekly contributor to both Lite FM and now Radio Peterborough dealing with all sports in and around the Peterborough region.
Phil is married with two children, Anne-Marie and Alexander and has one granddaughter.
Not a Director of the Company but Company Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Simon has been with LIVING SPORT since its inception, having previously had spells working in Cambridgeshire in the mid-1990’s for Huntingdonshire District Council (whilst East Youth Hockey Development Officer) and from 2001 East Cambridgeshire District Council (as Manager of the Cambridgeshire Active Sports Partnership).
Working closely with the Chairman and Board his role is to lead and manage LIVING SPORT, and represent sport with key partner organisations and strategic partnerships, highlighting the contribution to a wide variety of political and local agendas and working to attract resources into sport in the area, with a key aim being to increase adult participation in sport and physical activity. Simon is also Chief Operating Officer of LIVING SPORT Services Community Interest Company.
Simon supports a variety of local groups, as a Trustee of Natural High, a Huntingdon based youth charity, and of the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club and is also a Director of the Kings Cliffe & Area Community Sports Project. He regularly umpires hockey, is keen on sailing, canoeing, rowing and golf, but is not currently participating in any of this as often as he would like, but is a regular walker of his English Pointer Merlin
Andrew is Head of Faculty of Active Leisure, land based, public and caring services at the College of West Anglia. The College has sites in Kings Lynn, Wisbech and Milton and has ofsted outstanding and beaconstatus. Andrew is also the Chair of British Colleges Sport, East and a director of British Colleges Sport.
For a number of years Andrew has been heavily involved in innovative projects with partners and key stakeholders such as Sport England, every County Football Association in the East Region, sports development officers in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire as well as other Governing bodies and qualification awarding bodies. In the last 8 years Andrew has led work in conjunction with a private training company in supporting training within a large national chain of Health and fitness clubs. Similarly Andrew has held responsibilities for managing a large dual use Sports facility in Kings Lynn for the local community. Previously Andrew was a lecturer in Sport, then Head of Sport at CWA. Alongside this work included acting as an Education technical representative on Sprito (now SkillsActive), as a national tutor for the National Coaching Foundation (now Sports Coach UK) and a Running Sport/FA tutor for workshops up and down the country.
A previously keen and capable sportsman across a broad range of sports both as a participant and coach, Andrew maintains a healthy interest in supporting the opportunities for others to engage in leadership, officiating, volunteering and competitive participation at all levels.
Trevor currently runs his own business, focussing primarily on strategic environmental advice to businesses and the public sector. He has recently delivered projects for Balfour Beatty, Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Environment City Trust.
Prior to establishing his company, Trevor was Director of Environment and Community Services with Peterborough City Council, having held senior roles prior to that with Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. At Peterborough he was responsible, amongst other things, for the sports and leisure teams and facilities across the city. He was instrumental in bringing the annual Tour Series cycle race to Peterborough in 2010.
A keen walker and avid football supporter, Trevor endeavours to make time for regular exercise in true LIVING SPORT style! .
Simon is currently running his own executive coaching and management consulting business from Hemingford Grey. He has also taken on a portfolio of non-executive director positions for a number of early range technology companies - supporting them on financial, strategy and business development issues.
Before branching out on his own in 2010, Simon had spent 12 years as Chief Executive of Analysys Mason Limited - a specialist Telecoms consulting company with a Cambridge HQ. The business grew seven fold in the time driven by international explanation, adding media and software capabilities, acquisitions and a sale and to an IT conglomerate. Prior to that Simon had worked in commercial banking and other management consultancy business having completed an economics degree and an MBA.
Simon continues to play squash, tennis, cricket and golf having recently retired from playing hockey. He also finds the time to actively support his children’s sporting pursuits and follow Northampton Saints Rugby Club.
Chris is currently the Chief Executive for England Athletics, the NGB for the sport across the nation. Prior to this appointment he held that position of Head of Marketing and Strategy for 4 years and previously has worked for Sport England (2001-2006) and started his career in sports management with Fenland District Council (1997-2001) serving as their Sports Development Manager during this period. Chris has also worked in secondary education and as a primary School Sports Officer for Peterborough City Council (1992-1995).
A former county cricketer, Chris played over 50 times for Cambridgeshire and still plays Premier League Club Cricket. He is a former captain of Peterborough Rugby Club.
Lauren is currently Business Development Manager at the Academy for Active Learning (AAL). At the AAL, Lauren’s responsibilities include forming business relationships and growing the AAL’s apprenticeship programme.
Prior to working at the AAL, Lauren was the Operations Manager for Sports Xtra; a national primary school sports development franchise. This role included project management of a job creation project, which placed 300 sports coaches in primary schools as support staff. Previous experience in the sports and leisure industry also includes coaching swimming at the Loughborough EIS centre and private coaching of rock climbing.
Lauren is a keen rock climber and all-round outdoor activity enthusiast, both of which have opened the door to a world of foreign travelling and national competitions.
Ann Marie Latham
Ann-Marie Latham is currently Vice Principal at Witchford Village College. Her main responsibilities are teaching and learning, specialist status and line management of curriculum areas and the sports partnership.
Prior to her current role Ann-Marie was General Adviser for Physical Education and sport for Cambridgeshire County Council. This role involved providing advice, training and guidance to primary, secondary and special schools within the county and also consultancies further afield. During this time Ann-Marie was a National Lead Trainer for the National PE and Sport strategy and various Youth Sport Trust training programmes. She was also an elected board member for Physical Education Association for the United Kingdom (PEAUK) now known as Association for Physical Education (AfPE).
Ann-Marie is a keen cyclist and trekking enthusiast. She has completed many long distance walks and cycling touring holidays including the High Inca trail and Lands End to John O’Groats.
Alan is currently Corporate Director at Fenland District Council and a Board Director of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. At Fenland, in addition to corporate responsibilities Alan's remit includes issues relating to economic development, community support and wellbeing, housing and development delivery.
Prior to joining Fenland in 2009, Alan was a member of the senior management team at the East of England Development Agency and led the Business and Enterprise agenda. This included convening and Chairing the regional business group in support of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and overseeing the initial roll-out of the business engagement strategy for the games in the Eastern Region. In his private sector career Alan has worked extensively in the UK automotive sector and was Managing Director of a privately held business. Alan was also a Management Committee Member of a community support organisation in the West Midlands, providing services in challenging inner-city environments.
A keen recreational cyclist, Alan now particularly enjoys getting involved with his young children in a variety of sporting activities.
Nikki started her career in Trading Standards and worked at Bexley Council before moving on to work at Cambridgeshire County Council in 1999. She currently sits as a Board Member of the Trading Standards Institute.
During her career, Nikki has developed a number of projects designed to educate and support consumers and businesses. She created the 'Ask Cedric' website which was primarily aimed at providing Consumer Education tools for Schools and this project won her the Guardian's 'Public Servant of the Year' Award in 2004. Nikki worked closely with the business sector to develop a Community Alcohol programme designed to reduce underage alcohol consumption. This project has now been rolled out across the UK and Nikki is a member of the Community Alcohol Partnership Advisory Board.
Nikki’s current role is the Head of Service, Supporting Businesses and Communities at Cambridgeshire County Council, a Service which brings together work on Sport, Culture, Trading Standards, Waste and Parking. She is also co-ordinating the County Council’s work on the Tour de France. Nikki was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to consumers and businesses in Cambridgeshire.
Nikki is a keen swimmer and also enjoys cycling around the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Ben is currently Chief Executive at the Corporate Games World Headquarters. Alongside his management and strategic decision making duties he is responsible for overseas licensee training and development. Ben also acts as Games Director for Europe’s largest corporate multisport festival – the UK Corporate Games. He is charged with the delivery of all of the company’s projects and events in the UK whilst overseeing projects and supporting licenses around the world. Ben works closely with a host of NGB’s and multiple sports venues too.
He was formerly an influential member of the Professional Footballers Association Management Committee for more than a decade, having enjoyed an extensive career in sports he represented England at schoolboy level before progressing to the professional ranks at Birmingham City; subsequently playing for 12 year as a full time professional with a host of clubs. Alongside football, ben secured a degree in Psychology and Law and a Masters in Finance, Marketing and Management from Loughborough University.
Ben has always had an insatiable appetite for sports and loves to represent his local club at football and tennis. As a keen cyclist and a runner he is working on his swimming with the aim of completing a triathlon. He also has a level 3 coach licence for football and is a keen skier too.
Brian was, until his retirement in 2010, the Executive Director, Environment Services at Cambridgeshire County Council. His remit covered transport, planning, economy, environment and waste, and there were also broader corporate responsibilities. He was initially nominated to be a founder director of the LIVING SPORT Board by the County Council.
Brian worked in local government all his career, with Norfolk, Coventry and Eastbourne and then for almost 30 years with Cambridgeshire. He was a chief officer at the County Council for over 20 years and in that period covered a number of different roles and services, in addition to his substantive work with Environment Services. In his semi-retirement, Brian is a management and transport consultant, and undertakes projects and other pieces of work outside of Cambridgeshire. He also sits on a number of Boards.
Brian is a strong believer that a healthy mind is helped by a healthy body and has played a number of sports over the years. His main activity is now golf, but he still plays squash and is also a keen walker.
Kevin’s professional background is firmly within the world of managing cultural services. In 2009 Kevin was pivotal in the creation of Vivacity which he describes as “a process that was challenging and rewarding in equal measure, I look back with pure pride on the work that my whole team undertook to create an organisation that is now firmly established and growing day by day”.
His first role was in what was then a newly emerging field- sports development. He managed one of the first teams in the country which was based in Nottingham. “It feels like a long time ago since I was wearing a tracksuit and helping others take part in sport. But even now it’s the part of the work I think is most important – enabling people to enjoy life to the full.”
This was a springboard into the world of sport and he subsequently worked for Sport England in a number of guises covering a period of 15 years and culminating in the post of Regional Director (South East).
The next ten years of his career was spent in local authorities, this time with a much broader portfolio of services. The arts (including theatre management); managing parks; library services; heritage services were all added to his already extensive experience of sports facility design and management.
Outside of the office Kevin enjoys playing tennis which has provided him with a lifetime of frustration in trying to find a faultless service! He is a keen reader, perhaps one reason why he is based in a library and he rides a Royal Enfield Bullet. His favourite time of the day is breakfast which he shares with his 3 year old daughter: “she helps me keep things in perspective.
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