Professional Development Board

The Professional Development Board (PDB) has been established to provide strategic leadership and management to the sport and physical activity sector. They serve as 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. 

To date, the PDB has identified the priority occupations that underpin many job roles, a number of standalone occupations and specialist areas that industry professionals must now have educational access; to ensure they meet industry demands. The PDB are overseeing work of five industry specific professional development committees that will create professional standards for all of the job roles, occupations and specialisms that have been highlighted. 

Name:Organisation:Specialism (where applies) / position
Richard Millard (Chair) Places for People Leisure Limited (PFP) Chair
Jane Ashworth (Vice Chair) Streetgames UK Community sport
Nick Green Nuffield Health Exercise and fitness
Michelle Dand David Lloyd Limited Exercise and fitness
Pete Ackerley The Football Association (FA) Performance sport and administration
Vicky Williams The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Performance sport and administration
Pip Werbinski Virgin Active Limited Physical activity
Dean Horridge Fit for Sport Limited Physical activity
Jeff Lynch Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) Leisure operations
Harvey Gosling Sports & Leisure Management (Everyone Active) Leisure operations
James Duncan Fusion Leisure operations
Colin Huffen Association of Colleges (AoC) (Sport) Further education (FE) technical advisor
Doug Cole Higher Education Academy (HEA) Higher education (HE) technical advisor
John McNamara Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB previous member) Awarding organisation (AO) technical advisor
Nigel Wallace Association of Education and Learning Providers (AELP) Training provider (TP) technical advisor
Andrew Honeyman Department for Culture, Media and Sport Board member
Fariba Carr Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Board member
Justin Varney Public Health England Board member
Stephanie Maurel Sport England Board member
Stephen Ward ukactive Board member
Tara Dillon CIMSPA Board member