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Keith Johnston BSc, MBA

Keith Johnston BSc, MBA

Chairman

Active Oxfordshire

Keith Johnston BSc, MBA

Role: Independent management consultant; founder of Telos Partners LLP

Knowledge and Experience

  • Founder of Telos Partners a management consulting partnership specialising in organisational transformation and leadership development
  • International Development and Strategy Director for Dalgety plc a FTSE250 conglomerate operating in the consumer foods and animal feed markets (Golden Wonder, Homepride, Spillers Petfoods etc.)
  • Sales & Marketing Director with ADP Network Services and ACI Worldwide providing software applications and services to the international banking sector
  • Coach and master mentor on the CSPN mentoring programme.

Current role on the board: Chairman of the board of trustees and member of the Strategy sub-committee.

Interests: Ex Berkshire county badminton and level 2 coach. Regular tennis player competing in the Bucks league. Enthusiastic golfer, cyclist and countryside walker.

David Smith

David Smith

Active Oxfordshire

Current roles: Director of D Smith Partnership Limited, provider of Strategic Advice to NHS organisations

Lay vice chair and Chair Finance Committee, Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

Senior Adviser, Newton

Associate, Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare

Previous role: Chief Executive of NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group until end December 2017

Knowledge and Experience: Qualified accountant, 42 years NHS experience

Current role on the board: Trustee. Chair of the Finance, Audit, Remuneration, Risk and Governance Committee

Interests: Photography, Music, Travel, Golf

Margaret Peggie OBE B.Ed(Hons)MA

Margaret Peggie OBE B.Ed(Hons)MA

Margaret Peggie OBE B.Ed(Hons)MA

Role/ previous role: Chair Sports Leaders UK

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A teacher of physical education and dance, fitness teacher and teacher trainer for FLexercise of which now Vice President. Founder member and first Chair of the Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) 2005-2010 (now EMD UK)
  • MA graduate then lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Surrey working on Dance Education 1987-1995
  • Vice President of the Sport + Recreation Alliance (formerly CCPR) in 2004, having been Vice Chair of the Movement & Dance Division 1993-2005; a member of the main Board 1999-2004; Deputy Chair 2001-2004. Produced many festivals of exercise, movement and dance at the Royal Albert Hall for FLexercise and for the CCPR/S+RA (1995-2005)
  • Board member of Sports Leaders UK from 2003, became Chair in 2004 until 2013. Vice-President from 2013.
  • Board member of Bucks & Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership 2007-2011

Current role on the board: Trustee with particular interest in physical activity strategy and workforce development. Member of the FFRAG committee

Interests: walking, swimming, active participant in exercise and fitness classes, going to the ballet, reading, socializing with friends and family, keeping up with 5 active grandsons

Stuart Henshaw

Stuart Henshaw

Active Oxfordshire

Stuart Henshaw

Role/ previous role: Retired and previously MD of a leisure management company and leisure management consultant

Knowledge and Experience: Founder Managing Director of the charitable trust SOLL Leisure before a career in consultancy including advising various local authorities and Interim Head of Leisure, Libraries, Arts and Culture at Swindon Borough Council. Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Current role on the board: Vice-Chair & Senior Independent Director

Interests: Former squash coach and county Division 1 player. Represented Oxfordshire county squash team. Run various half-marathons and a marathon. Now a jogger, cycle tourist, golfer and gym user

Helen Dawes

Helen Dawes

Active Oxfordshire

Helen Dawes, Elizabeth Casson Trust Chair, leads the Movement Science Group based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University.

Helen initially trained and practiced as a physiotherapist specializing in sport physiotherapy and working in the UK and New Zealand, prior to undertaking postgraduate training in exercise science and neuroscience. Helen then embarked on a PhD exploring exercise for people with neurological conditions. She has since then focused on optimizing performance of everyday activities through rehabilitation and on enabling physically active lifestyles in adults and children with disorders affecting movement such as: stroke, Parkinson's, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Her research requires cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Her activities include research, teaching and the provision of a Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation in the community. Her research spans from exploring underlying mechanisms affecting performance through to service delivery of subsequently developed interventions and technologies

Donna Husband

Donna Husband

Active Oxfordshire

Donna Husband BA Hons, RNLD, MSc

Role/ previous role: Head of Commissioning, Health Improvement, Public Health

Knowledge and Experience:

  • An experienced public health professional with over twenty years' experience in the National Health Service and Local Authority
  • From 1997 – 2008, a registered Learning Disability Nurse providing a clinical service to promote optimum good health for adults with learning disabilities and their families within a multi-professional team in North and West Oxfordshire
  • From 2008 career spans different roles in public health and now has responsibility for leading the development of policy and strategy and implementation for a range of public health programmes for 0-19's (Health Visiting and School Health Nursing Services), Healthy Weight, Physical Activity, Suicide Prevention and Mental Wellbeing to meet the needs of Oxfordshire's population.
  • Surveillance and assessment of the population health and wellbeing to inform public health interventions.
  • Postgraduate certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care
  • Chair of Oxfordshire's Multi-Agency Suicide Prevention Group
  • Board member from 2015

Current role on the board: Trustee with a particular interest in children and young people, physical activity and mental wellbeing. Member of the Strategy and Performance Committee.

Interests: cooking, enjoying the outdoors, walking, gardening and a regular supporter of my kids at football, gymnastics, cricket and badminton, including volunteering for the cricket teas!

Richard Venables MRICS DL (High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2018/19)

Richard Venables MRICS DL (High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2018/19)

Chartered Surveyor, former board member of OXLEP

Active Oxfordshire

Richard Venables MRICS DL (High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2018/19)

Role/ previous role: Chartered Surveyor, former board member of OXLEP

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Long-time Oxfordshire resident.
  • Bsc in Geography and qualified as Chartered Surveyor in 1992. Director of VSL and Partners.
  • Playing member of Oxford Hawks Hockey Club since 1993 and former junior coach and County Hockey coach. Organised Hawks Junior Festival
  • Organised Corporate Challenge in 2018 including corporate Olympics and plankathon.
  • Board member of Experience Oxfordshire. Chair of Reciprocate. Member of Oxford Strategic Partnership. Member of Oxford Youth Partnership. Ambassador for Access Sport and SANE

Current role on the board: Trustee with particular interest in youth sport in deprived communities and disability sport and workplace wellbeing.

Interests: Enthusiastic parkrunner (Oxford parkrun) and completed London Marathon and Race to the Stones ultra in 2018. Regular runner in Town and Gown and Oxford Half Marathon. Also enjoys skiing and bodyboarding.

Peter Cansell B.Ed(hons) FRSA

Peter Cansell B.Ed(hons) FRSA

Active Oxfordshire

Peter Cansell B.Ed(hons) FRSA

Current role: National Executive Information Officer NAPE (National Association for Primary Education)

Founding Director OST (The Oxford School of Thought)

Trustee Full Circle (Intergenerational charity)

Associate Lecturer Oxford Brookes University

Deputy Manager Oxfordshire Headteachers' Conference

Previous role: Headteacher Harwell Primary School, Chair of OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers' Association)

Knowledge and Experience: As a teacher of all ages from reception to retired I have enjoyed a long career in education and been able to continue to follow this passion in recent years through my work with NAPE and the independent education think tank, Oxford School of Thought.

Role on board: Trustee with special interest in Children and Young People and safe guarding

interests: Enthusiastic 5-a-side footballer, sports fan, writer.

Kirsty Goldie-Brammer

Active Oxfordshire

Kirsty Goldie-Brammer

Role/ previous role: National Manager ( Clubs and Facilities) England Hockey

Knowledge and Experience:

  • I went to university in Oxford (BSc Hons Psychology)
  • Worked in Football Development in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire starting as Girls and Women's football development officer and moving up to County Development Manager.
  • In 2010 I moved to the world of Hockey as regional manager in build up to the London 2012 Olympics
  • I spent some time in Adelaide, Australia working in Cricket as the Emerging Markets Leader focusing on engaging women's and girls and the indigenous population.
  • Since moving back to the UK I have been working as the National Manager for Clubs and Facilities at England Hockey.
  • Current role on the board: Trustee with a particular interest in sport. Member of the FFRAG committee

Interests:

I am a Hockey player and currently play for Marlow HC. I have also recently participated in my first Triathlon and I am keen to do more. I am a passionate Liverpool FC fan and I try and watch them when I can. Last year I became a mum, so I love family time at weekends

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