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Found 26 team members.

  • Barry Horne

    Chief Executive

    Barry provides leadership to the organisation. He works closely with the Board and staff to ensure that we really make a difference and see more disabled people getting and staying active. He loves drawing from a long successful career in driving organisational improvement. Barry takes delight in being around the passionate team, who want to make a massive difference and seeing how our work really matters. His goal is to ensure that Activity Alliance is centrally placed and hugely influential. The wider impact being to close the fairness gap that disabled people face every day in activity. Away from his desk, Barry openly expresses his love for life. “There is so much pleasure to be had - with family and friends. Food, drink, cycling and tennis help.”

    01509 227750
  • Ray Ashley

    Director of Partnerships

    Ray leads our engagement and programmes work across the country. Growing our impact at local and national level, Ray is passionate about breaking down the barriers that exist for disabled people in sport and leisure. He likes nothing more than spending time with his family and travelling to far away destinations, to experience exciting new cultures and food! An Aston Villa fan, Ray also enjoys playing regular football games with his friends.

    01509 227750
  • Kirsty Clarke

    Director of Innovation and Business Development

    Kirsty has 20 years’ experience of working in sport development with a particular focus on increasing inclusion and equality across sport and activity. As Director for Innovation and Business Development, she provides strategic direction to the Research and Insight, Marketing and Communications, Events and Corporate Services teams within Activity Alliance. Kirsty can often be found in a field somewhere either playing sport or excavating as an amateur archaeologist. Undergoing a kidney transplant in early 2021, Kirsty is an advocate of organ donation and passionate about the use of physical activity to support people with long-term health conditions.

    0161 228 2868
  • Sarah Brown-Fraser

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    Sarah has worked in marketing, primarily in the sport and third sector, for more than 20 years. Her passion lies in inclusive and accessible marketing communications. She likes to help others to reach more people through thoughtful marketing. With a wide understanding of barriers that many disabled people face, she is passionate about changing the marketing landscape for the better. One of few disabled people in sports marketing, Sarah is devoted to increasing opportunities and strengthening our sector’s diversity for under-represented groups. She is also a proud Evertonian!

    0161 228 2868
  • Adam Colley

    Inclusive Activity Programmes Officer

    Adam joined us in 2020 to support our inclusive activity programmes. With more than 20 years in sport development, Adam is passionate about using his vast experience to improve inclusive coaching and promote the online learning platforms. Adam, who is a keen runner, can usually be found watching a lot of football and cricket. When not playing or watching sport, Adam loves to make the most of his family time.

  • Jess Cook

    National Partnerships Advisor

    Jess supports national partners, including the National Governing Bodies of sport. She looks after these relationships and builds on our collaborative projects. Jess enjoys bringing people together to create more conversations about disabled people’s inclusion. Her work involves finding new ways to bring out the best in organisations so they can be more inclusive. An active swimmer and baker, Jess can be found in the pool or cooking up treats for our team.

    07764 291660
  • Helen Derby

    Get Out Get Active Programme Manager

    Helen works within the programmes team, supporting the development and delivery of Get Out Get Active (GOGA). Away from her desk, she can be found on the indoor netball court. Helen loves a game of walking netball with other women at a GOGA activity in Nottingham.

    07764 291662
  • Nicola File

    Engagement Advisor (East and South East)

    Nicola helps organisations to embed inclusive practices in their work, including the Active Partnerships. She was delighted to join our team in 2019 after working closing with Activity Alliance for many years in her previous role. Her biggest joy comes from building relationships with a wide range of people and seeing the difference it makes to disabled people. She is keen for others to see how much inclusion in sport and leisure really does change lives. Away from work, Nicola gets her dancing shoes on, supporting a local dance school. She reaps the mental and physical health benefits from seeing activity in action. It gets her up and about, moving more away from her laptop.

    07976 779489
  • Jessica Flavell

    Research and Evaluation Advisor

    Jess provides research support, managing projects and evaluating the impact of our programmes. This helps us and our partners to understand more fully disabled people’s experiences and supports providers to be more inclusive. Jess is particularly interested in challenging inequalities in all forms, and breaking down barriers through inclusive research and coproduction. A keen cyclist, Jess loves to venture to the countryside or coast in her free time.

    0161 228 2868
  • Mark Fosbrook

    Engagement Advisor (West Midlands)

    Mark supports local strategic partners, including the Active Partnerships, across the West Midlands. He also manages the exciting Include Me West Midlands programme. As a former Paralympian and wheelchair basketball international, he understands the positivity sport can bring to disabled people’s lives. This makes him even more passionate to show organisations what a difference they can make. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his work for disability sport in 2019. Active Mark can still be found regularly cycling and trying not to get competitive gaming with his young children!

    07764 291670
  • Alex Giles

    Graduate Engagement Advisor (West Midlands)

    Alex started as our West Midlands Graduate Engagement Advisor in 2021. He supports our strategic partners across the region to successfully enable more disabled people to be active through sport and activity. Having a lifelong disability, he is passionate about removing barriers and tackling inequalities. He enjoys working in such a diverse region. Away from work Alex can be found watching his beloved West Bromwich Albion, coaching football, spending time with family and friends, and attending live sports events. His two defining moments are when he received his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from HRH The Prince Phillip and achieving his Masters in Sports Coaching.

  • Lorraine Harris

    Engagement Advisor (South West)

    Lorraine joined us in 2021 to support our engagement team as the South West engagement advisor. Lorraine’s background includes supporting communities across Devon to lead more active lifestyles, and supporting organisations to provide more accessible and inclusive opportunities for Deaf and disabled people. With more than 9 years’ experience, Lorraine is passionate about everyone having the choice to live the life they choose.

    For fun, Lorraine plays rugby and is part of Crediton RFC’s first female ladies’ team. Her highlight so far is being awarded the most improved player after her first season. Her biggest achievement was climbing Kilimanjaro and being the second group to the summit. She is now busy planning her next trip to the mountains!

    07436 245815