The Advisory Board

The following are details of the members of the Active Cumbria Advisory Board. These positions are undertaken on a voluntary basis and are not remunerated.

Jason Gooding, Chair of the Advisory Board

Thematic Role: Business Growth

Chief Executive of Carlisle City Council

Tim Barry, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Evaluation

Head of Department at University of Cumbria - Sport and Physical Activity

Colin Cox, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Health & Cumbria County Council Liaison

Director of Public Health, Cumbria County Council

Doug Elsby, Senior Independent Member 

Thematic Role: Finance & Governance

Director and Board Trustee


Emma Davenport, Advisory Board Member 

Thematic Role: Workforce & Skills, Continuous Improvment

Club Support Manager, England Athletics


Lynn Almond, Advisory Board Member 

Thematic Role: Health

Health Lead - Cumbria, GLL

Chris Connelly, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Commercial

Chief Operating Officer, Direct Rail Services 

Sue Kaveney, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding

HR Consultant, Kaveney HR Solutions Ltd 

Lorraine Smyth, Advisory Board Member

Thematic Role: Rural Issues

Chief Executive, ACT Cumbria 

Richard Johnston, Advisory Board Member 

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Operations)


Bruce Lawson, Advisory Board Member

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Development)