Our two office hubs are in Loughborough and Manchester. Many of us work remotely across England. Our Board is made up of highly experienced volunteers with a variety of skills to support our charity's strategy, policies and vision.
Please see below the details for staff, Board and Advocates. You can also use the contact us form for general information.
Found 32 team members.
Molly O'BrienSenior Research and Insight Advisor
Molly joined the research team in 2022. She works closely with colleagues across the charity providing research support to understand disabled people’s experiences of being active. Molly is passionate about making a difference through research and insight. She enjoys collecting data and providing evidence that can make a positive difference and improvements for greater accessibility, equality, and inclusion for all disabled people across sport and physical activity. Molly loves being active outdoors, and regularly practises yoga and dance. When she’s not being super active, she loves to read. You will also find Molly cooking up a storm in the kitchen and baking some tasty treats.
Nicola FileStrategic Partnership Advisor (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
Paul DownesStrategic Partnership Advisor (Yorkshire and Humber)
Paul joined the team in January 2023 to head up our partnership work across Yorkshire and the Humber. He has held several sport development roles in the public, private and third sectors. Most recently for a national charity supporting people with complex disabilities. Paul recently ran the London Marathon as a charity fundraiser and was very happy to finish in just under four hours. When he is not out and about with his family you can find him either running, walking the dog or singing and playing his guitar.
- 07946 069518
Sandhya KeshavFinance and Administration Officer
Sandhya joined the team in April 2023. She works closely with the finance manager providing finance and administrative support. She has 20 years’ experience working in the charity sector and strives to manage day to day tasks accurately and efficiently. In her spare time, she enjoys helping at a local temple, walking, cooking and socialising. She is also a keen traveller.
- 07824 536349
Sarah Brown-FraserExternal Affairs Manager
Sarah has worked in marketing communications, primarily in the sport and third sector, for more than 20 years. Her passion lies in influencing change through inclusive, representative and accessible external affairs. One of few disabled leaders working in sports marketing, she often speaks and trains others on inclusive communications and its importance in everyone's work. Sarah leads a team of specialist advisors in communications, media, campaigns and public affairs. Away from her desk, Sarah is a proud Evertonian!
- 07764 291671
Sarah SherborneCommunications Officer
Sarah joined Activity Alliance as Communications Officer in July 2023 to support the work of the external affairs team. Prior to joining us, Sarah spent 16 years working in media and communications in the not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about equality and keen to ensure that opportunities to get active are open to everyone. Outside of the office Sarah plays badminton and describes herself as a fair-weather runner and cyclist. She’s a keen gardener with a particular passion for nurturing fruit and veg plants in her greenhouse. She also loves travelling and spending time outdoors with her husband and their young son.
- 07946 069216
Stacey JohnsonCommunications 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.
- 07966 979748
Wilf ReeveMedia and Campaigns Advisor
Wilf joined Activity Alliance after working at a National Governing Body of sport. As Media and Campaigns Advisor he is passionate about promoting the work that the organisation does. He has been involved in sport and activity all his life, and enjoys everything from squash to running. He particularly loves cricket and can be found playing at his local club throughout the summer.
- 07794 525034