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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 deliver exceptional results - and see more disabled people getting and staying active.

    Phone
    01509 227750
  • Ray Ashley

    Strategic Lead - 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. 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
  • 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
  • Lauren Cundy

    Secondary Teacher Training Programme Officer

    Lauren works on Sport England’s Secondary Teacher Training Programme, providing support to the Sport England Team. Her passion for inclusive sport began when she first started coaching sports sessions for disabled people. She wants to help ensure inclusion is embedded in PE, sport and activity.

    Phone
    01509 227750
  • Barinder Dale

    Head of Corporate Services

    Barinder leads on our finance and HR management. She looks after our day-to-day operations, providing systems and procedures to help improve our effectiveness.

    Phone
    01509 227750
  • 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 supports our engagement plans, including with the Active Partnerships. Building relationships at a local level, Nicola is on hand to connect people with the right insight and advice.

    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. Her role involves content development, media relations and social media. She is our in-house videographer and also supports other teams with their promotion activities.

    Phone
    0161 228 2868