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

Chief Executive of Carlisle City Council

Tim Barry, Advisory Board Member

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

Colin Cox, Advisory Board Member

Director of Public Health, Cumbria County Council

Doug Elsby, Senior Independent Member 

Director and Board Trustee


Emma Davenport, Advisory Board Member 

Club Support Manager, England Athletics


Lynn Almond, Advisory Board Member 

Health Lead - Cumbria, GLL

Chris Connelly, Advisory Board Member

Chief Operating Officer, Direct Rail Services 

Sue Kaveney, Advisory Board Member

HR Consultant, Kaveney HR Solutions Ltd 

Richard Johnston, Advisory Board Member 

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Operations)


Bruce Lawson, Advisory Board Member

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Development)