Board of trustees

  

Marc Woods

Chair

Marc Woods is a multiple Paralympic gold medallist, BBC commentator, author and conference speaker. His board-level experience includes the Teenage Cancer Trust, Youth Sport Direct and the Youth Sport Trust.

 

Lisa Forsyth

Trustee and treasurer

Lisa is a director at Max Associates and has worked in local authority leisure for 20 years, including the last decade as a consultant; working as a consultant for the previous 10 years.

Lisa’s work in the sector started at an operational level managing local authority leisure centres before heading up a business development department of a leading leisure management contractors where she was successful in winning and mobilising a number of high profile leisure contracts. As a consultant, her experience has involved a wide range of leisure and cultural projects. Her work has included options appraisals, new facility provision and procurement.

As well as being involved in sport and physical activity at a national and strategic level, Lisa is still heavily involved in her local hockey club and is well aware of the local issues, opportunities and barriers that local clubs have to successfully manage to organise and develop sport on a week to week basis.

 

Glenn Armstrong

Trustee and vice-chair nations and regions board

 

 

 

 

Chris Chatten

Trustee

Chris started his career in the leisure industry as a casual lifeguard in 2000 and, after completing a degree at the University of Manchester in 2002, he moved into a duty management role. From this Chris has worked across many roles including sports development, facility management, contract management and partnership management.

He decided to set up his own business at the beginning of 2014 aptly named ‘Tackle It’ Solutions in relation to his passion and desire to develop rugby league. Chris now works for the Rugby Football League as club and competition manager.

In his spare time Chris is a keen recreational runner and referees local amateur rugby league matches and his main volunteer sporting passion currently is the development of rugby league in Bath and surrounding areas.

  

Nick Masson

Trustee

Nick Masson started his career as a physical education teacher, before moving into leisure facility management for 18 years, 8 of which were spent with DC Leisure, finishing as national pperational partnership manager.

In 2004. Nick Masson was part of the team which won the Amateur Swimming Association’s Leisure Management Contractor of the Year Award 2004 for the Swimming Academy.

Since 2007, Nick has been a senior team member at Bigwave media, a Devon-based full-service creative agency, working first as head of business development and currently as sales director. He has helped grow Bigwave media’s client base from 15 to over 68 clients across the UK with over 420 facilities.

Nick is straight-talking and determined, with a reputation for getting business results across a wide range of commercial and non-commercial areas. Hard working and enthusiastic about business development and marketing, he is outcome orientated in all aspects of work and play.

In his personal life, Nick has a passion for family, friends and badminton. He is currently chairman of Badminton England’s Performance Centre, and both head of performance and chairman of Queens Badminton Club.

 

Malcolm McPhail

Trustee

Malcolm was appointed to the board in November 2016. Previously a director and board member of UKActive. Malcolm is currently CEO of Life Leisure, a not for profit charitable trust based in the North of England, operating sports facilities with excess of 17,000 members and 600 staff.

A former operations director with a multi-national fitness company, 400M hurdler for Scotland and PE teacher, he still competes in athletics at masters level in the UK and Europe.

 

David Monkhouse

Trustee

David has worked in the industry since 1985 in many roles from frontline to senior management, for both private and public organisations. His last employed role was with a leisure contractor, taking responsibility for quality, health and safety, human resources and training and development for 60 centres and 3000 employees.

He merged his consulting business of 6 years with Leisure-net Solutions in April 2014. Leisure-net delivers customer insight, research, change management, training and development and active-net to the sport and physical activity sector.

David specialises in assisting organisations to understand how through an excellent customer experience they can generate referrals, retain customers for longer and enhance the team experience.

David’s qualifications include an MBA in International Sports Management from Loughborough University.

 

Andy Reed OBE

Trustee