The Advisory Board

Photo of Lorrainne Smyth, Chair of the Advisory Board

Lorrainne Smyth, Chair of the Advisory Board

Thematic Role: Rural Issues, Climate Change & the Environment, Welfare

Chief Executive, ACT Cumbria

Photo of Colin Cox, Advisory Board Member

Colin Cox, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Health, Cumberland Council Liaison
Director of Public Health and Communities, Cumberland Council 

Photo of Lynn Almond, Advisory Board Member

Lynn Almond, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Health Pathways, Children & Young People
Health Lead - Cumbria, GLL

Photo of Chris Connelly, Advisory Board Member & Senior Independent Member

Chris Connelly, Advisory Board Member & Senior Independent Member

Thematic Role: Finance & Governance, Safety 
Chief Operating Officer, Direct Rail Services

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Paul Kasiera, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Equality Diversity & Inclusion, Together Fund and Poorer Communities
Consultant, PKAS Consultancy

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Andy King, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Workforce & Skills, Health Connectivity
GM Active Chair and Coach

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Alex Wilkinson, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Older Adults
Retired Executive Director, Cumbria Primary Headteachers Association, Headteacher, LA Advisor

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Katrina Stephens, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Westmorland and Furness Council Liaison
Director of Public Health, Westmorland and Furness Council

Photo of Richard Johnston, Advisory Board Member

Richard Johnston, Advisory Board Member

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Operations)

Photo of Bruce Lawson, Advisory Board Member

Bruce Lawson, Advisory Board Member

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Development)

 

Active Cumbria Advisory Board is committed to meeting the requirements of the Government’s Code for Sports Governance, and regularly reviews all aspects of its operations to ensure it is meeting the requirements of a Tier 3 organisation.

One demonstrable way of evidencing our commitment to achieving the aims of the Code is through the make-up of the Advisory Board, which currently consists of 42% female members, against a target of 40%. This figure increases to 50% female representation when looking at only independent (and not Ex-officio) Advisory Board members.

We continue to seek to recruit members from diverse ethnic communities and people with a disability at each subsequent recruitment phase to ensure we move towards greater diversity, whilst still continuing to meet the gender parity targets already achieved. To support this, we will publish an annual statement of progress on this issue within our Advisory Board Diversity Action Plan.