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Found 32 team members.

  • Adam Blaze

    Chief Executive

    Adam joined Activity Alliance as Chief Executive in January 2023. He has over 20 years' experience in the sport industry, much of which has been spent on creating open, accessible, and inclusive opportunities for disabled people in sport and activity. His passion lies in creating meaningful and sustained change so that everyone can access opportunities to be active. Adam has a strong focus on developing people and is a qualified coach and mentor. Away from work, you will find him either playing and coaching football, or supporting one of his six children with their sporting activities.

    Phone
    01509 227750
  • Ray Ashley

    Director of Partnerships

    Ray leads our partnerships 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 faraway destinations to experience exciting new cultures and food! An Aston Villa fan, Ray also enjoys playing regular football games with his friends.

    Phone
    01509 227752
  • 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.

    Phone
    01509 227752
  • Agata Sromecka

    Executive Assistant and HR Lead

    Agata provides administrative support to the Executive team and works closely with the Board, members and staff. She also oversees human resources for Activity Alliance. In her dual role, Agata's drive is to enable the team to manage their day-to-day busy schedules in the most effective way possible. She is passionate about seeing us flourish as a diverse and inclusive employer. Building an employee-friendly organisation is important to her. Agata is a keen outdoor runner and loves amateur weightlifting as part of her fitness routine. She also loves cooking and baking.

    Phone
    01509 227752
  • 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.

  • Alex Prior Crespo

    Fundraising and Event Support Officer

    Alex is part of our events team, helping to deliver great events and fundraising activities. He has always enjoyed working with people and the buzz of sporting events. He’s passionate about creating inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities. Alex spends his spare time enjoying all manner of sports, playing video games and wishing he had a dog.

  • Andrew Whitaker

    Strategic Partnership Advisor (North West and North East)

    Andrew joined the partnerships team in 2021 to head up our regional work across the North West and North East of England. His role sees him work with a wide range of organisations. He loves connecting with people and supporting them to embed inclusive practice into their work. Andrew’s passion stems from his own lived experiences. Growing up, he struggled to find accessible sports and activities. Now, he loves being active and has previously taken part in athletics, wheelchair sports, archery at a regional level and captained Lancashire Disabled Cricket Team. When he isn’t at home spending time with his family, you will probably find him down at the gym or at a powerlifting competition.

    Phone
    07764 291661
  • Annabel Carter

    Senior Research and Insight Advisor

    Annabel joined the Research and Insight team in 2022. She works closely with colleagues across the charity providing research support to understand disabled people’s experiences of being active. Annabel is passionate about using co-production and inclusive research to help achieve fairness for disabled people in sport and activity. Being active has always been a big part of Annabel’s life outside of work too, being a keen runner. Luckily her dog also loves to run, so they can often be found exploring local trails together.

  • Atul Thaker

    Finance Manager

    Atul brings 21 years' charity sector experience to Activity Alliance. As our Finance Manager, Atul provides support across the organisation. He enjoys the challenge the charity sector offers and is determined to make a difference through strong financial controls, supporting colleagues with financial processes and seeking value for money options. In his spare time, Atul can be found either cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or watching cricket, Formula One and his beloved Coventry City Football Club.

    Phone
    01509 227752
  • Bronnie Griffiths

    Project Officer

    Bronnie is part of the Activity Alliance programmes team as a Project Officer. She is determined to make a difference for all disabled people. In her spare time she likes to take long walks with her two dogs and loves nothing more than spending time with her family.

  • Catherine Slater

    Strategic Partnerships Manager

    Catherine leads our partnerships team and supports them to establish relationships and build effective cross-sector partnership working at a local level. Catherine is on hand to bring people together and advise on better practice. She enjoys that her role enables her to connect with so many passionate people. Seeing organisations grow in their learning and improve as a result makes her tick. She believes strongly that disabled people deserve more choices in sport and leisure and wants to see greater representation in the workforce. Catherine loves nothing more than being outdoors, walking her boxer dog. If she’s not walking in the countryside, she’s indoors, taking part in an online class or perhaps spinning. In her downtime, you can find Catherine relaxing with a classic 80s film.

    Phone
    07764 291666
  • Chloe Studley

    Programmes Manager (Workforce)

    As our Workforce Programmes Manager, Chloe loves turning ideas into actions and seeing the results it has on people's sport and activity experiences. Chloe’s positive experience of sport and physical activity from a young age has shaped the person she is today. Her passion comes from wanting to see fairness across sport and activity, so everyone can experience the same opportunities she had growing up. Chloe loves being outdoors, especially if it involves water or snow. These days Chloe is more likely to be found spending time at the park with her daughters or riding their bikes together.

    Phone
    07498 499435