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Please see below the details for staff, Board and Advocates. You can also use the contact us form for general information.

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Found 23 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.”

    Phone
    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.

    Phone
    01509 227750
  • 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!

    Phone
    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.

    Phone
    07764291667
  • 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.

    Phone
    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.

    Phone
    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.

    Phone
    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.

    Phone
    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!

    Phone
    07764 291670
  • Dawn Hughes

    National Engagement Advisor (Leisure)

    Dawn looks after our national work with the leisure sector. This includes raising the profile of our renowned Inclusive Fitness Initiative. She is on hand to support leisure providers and operators to embed inclusive practice into their facilities. Dawn likes to run, and is known to sign up to a physical challenge or two!

    Phone
    01509 227750
  • Laila Issa

    Communications Advisor

    Laila joined the team in November 2017 and brought with her four years' agency experience. She brings extensive experience in PR, journalism and video production. Her role varies from creating content for a mix of channels, media and stakeholder relations to managing our exciting campaigns. She is our in-house videographer too. Laila’s passion for communications stems from her desire to make a real difference. Her desire is to break down barriers and ensure everyone feels included. Having trained in Muay Thai Kickboxing, and a number of running events, she absolutely loves that she’s now using inclusive communications to get more people active. All that activity is needed as Laila is a self-claimed 'massive foodie', bringing homecooked goods to work. She loves time with her friends and family.

    Phone
    0161 228 2868
  • Stacey Johnson

    Communications Advisor

    Stacey is a Communications Advisor at Activity Alliance and her main focus is to showcase the impact of our activity and training programmes. She previously worked for Age UK Bolton in a similar role. With a degree in film production she is always looking for creative ways to capture programme success and impact. She is passionate about storytelling and sharing disabled people's experiences to help break down barriers to inclusion.

    Phone
    07966 979748