CIMSPA professional development board

Managing CIMSPA education policy and the development of professional and apprenticeship standards through a network of professional development committees.

The Professional Development Board provides strategic leadership and management to the sport and physical activity sector.

It is the primary source of sector expertise that informs the development of a vibrant and highly skilled workforce by education and training and professional development opportunities.

The PDB is overseeing work of multiple industry-specific professional development committees that are creating professional and apprenticeship standards for all highlighted sector job roles, occupations and specialisms.

Who is on the Professional Development Board?

  • Jon Argent (Greenwich Leisure Limited), Chair and CIMSPA Trustee
  • Richard Millard (independent member), Vice Chair and Chair of the Strategic Stakeholder group
  • Diccon Edwards (UK Sport), Chair of the professional sport Professional Development Committee
  • Emily Reynolds (Youth Sport Trust), Chair of the community sport Professional Development Committee
  • Ian Gray (Hartlepool Borough Council), Chair of the leisure operations Professional Development Committee
  • Marcus Kingwell (EMD UK), Chair of the exercise and fitness Professional Development Committee
  • David Mclean (Edinburgh Leisure), Chair of the Scottish Professional Development Board
  • Derek O’Riorden (sportscotland)
  • Ian Braid (Docia Sport), Chair of the legal and insurance services committee
  • Justin Jones (Nuffield Health), employer representative
  • Chris Foster (UK Active), Technical Advisor – exercise and fitness
  • Fiona Summers (YMCA Awards and Federation of Awarding Bodies) Technical Advisor – technical and vocational education
  • Steve Osbourne (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Technical Advisor – higher education
  • Adrian Ledbury (County Sports Partnership Network) Technical Advisor - community sport
  • Emma Atkins (UK Coaching) Technical Advisor – coaching
  • Rob Johnson (Future Fit Training and the Association of Education and Learning Providers), Technical Advisor – independent training providers
  • Stuart Armstrong (Sport England)

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