Active Surrey Board

About the Board

The Active Surrey Board guides the work of the Partnership and has a clear mandate to ensure Surrey achieves a lasting legacy from recent major sportting events. Its role is to provide:

• Strategic Leadership & Planning: Providing clear direction for sport and physical activity in the county through the production of a Partnership strategy and business plan strongly communicated in order to motivate, inspire and drive partners.

• Advocacy: Advocating the benefits of sport / physical activity and the Partnership locally, regionally and nationally, and help secure additional resources.

• Partnership Building: Opening doors for sport and for the Partnership, attracting new partners and ensuring partner commitment and satisfaction.

• Accountability: Managing performance and ensuring implementation and continuous improvement of Partnership strategies and business plans.

• Good Governance: Ensuring the Partnership meets appropriate standards of governance and manages risk appropriately.

The Board is supported by and works closely with the Partnership Director and Management team and is supported by a number of stakeholder and working groups through which the work of the Partnership is developed and implemented.


Board members

  • Steve Day (Chair), CEO, Fulham Football Club Foundation
  • Sue Barham (Vice Chair), Strategic Director, Woking Borough Council
  • Cllr Helyn Clack, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health, Surrey County Council
  • Charlotte Edward, Leadership Advisor, UK Sport
  • Emma Forward, Chief Operating Officer, EMDP
  • John Hubbell, CEO, Hubbell Associates
  • Ruth Hutchinson, Deputy Director of Public Health, Surrey County Council
  • Campbell Livingston, Director, Active Surrey
  • Kerry McDonald, Associate Director - Corporate Partnerships, British Gymnastics
  • Dan Reynolds, Head of Sports and Community Development, Fusion Lifestyle

Board meeting minutes

The Board meets quarterly at various locations across the county.


Legal status

The Partnership is unincorporated and as such works closely with an accountable body to act on its behalf. Surrey County Council currently fulfils this function (and has recently agreed to continue to host the Partnership until 2017) known as the “Host Authority” for the wider Partnership. Although Surrey County Council retains certain liabilities and responsibilities, particularly as employer of the Active Surrey Team, it has delegated certain responsibilities and powers to the Board.

A short history of Active Surrey’s governance 1996-2013