New Leadership team announced at Active Oxfordshire as five year strategic partnership with Sport England begins

New Leadership team announced at Active Oxfordshire as five year strategic partnership with Sport England begins

Posted: Tue, 24 May 2022 12:01

New Leadership team announced at Active Oxfordshire as five year strategic partnership with Sport England begins

Earlier this year, Paul Brivio announced that he would be standing down as Chief Executive, having led the team through a period of significant transformation over the last 4 years. We are delighted to announce that Josh Lenthall, currently Strategic Communities Relationship Manager, will become Active Oxfordshire's Acting Chief Executive from 1st July 2022.

Paul Brivio said: "I am delighted that Josh has been appointed as Active Oxfordshire's Acting Chief Executive. He has contributed so much to our organisational development over the last 4 years. This is an incredibly exciting time for Active Oxfordshire and Josh will inherit a strong team with a clear purpose to fight inactivity and tackle inequality across the county. I have absolutely no doubt that Active Oxfordshire will go from strength to strength in the coming months and years, thanks to the invaluable partnerships we have across the county."

Josh Lenthall said: "It is a great honour to have been recruited to this post, and I am very much looking forward to working with the Active Oxfordshire team and with our partners and local communities to make a real impact on the lives of local people in Oxfordshire. We have a lot of work to do alongside partners, funders and communities to truly make a difference to the significant inequalities affecting our county – but by working in a genuinely collaborative way, I know we can and will make change happen."

In another development, Kate Longworth has taken over as Chair of the Board of Trustees to form a new leadership team at Active Oxfordshire, following Alan Webb's decision to step down after three years as Chair. Kate has a wealth of experience in the charitable sector and in commerce too, and we are thrilled that she has taken on this role.

Paul Brivio commented: "I'm delighted that Kate has taken over as Chair of Active Oxfordshire, and would also like to take this opportunity to thank Alan for his commitment and support over the last three years, which included helping to lead the organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a new strategic direction. Kate will bring substance and style to the role as we look forward to the next phase of our work. She has in depth knowledge of governance and strategic development and is a great person to work with and to take guidance from."

Kate Longworth said: "We have an incredibly strong staff team and Board of Trustees already in place, which gives us an excellent foundation to build on so that we can make the greatest difference to health and wellbeing in Oxfordshire. Josh is the ideal person to provide continuity and deliver change during the next phase of our development as we strive to create a movement of movement in Oxfordshire with partners, stakeholders and funders in 2022. I am committed to us being representative of the community we serve, to be accountable and transparent in the way we do things at all times and to be a supportive presence to our partners and supporters in Oxfordshire."

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