ukactive bolsters Board with raft of new Directors
3rd January 2017
ukactive – the UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector – has announced the appointment of four Non-Executive Directors to its Board as the not-for-profit health body reiterates its commitment to making major headway for the physical activity sector in 2017 and beyond.
Adrian Packer, Sarah Kendall, Peter Bonfield and Jubilee Hall Trust Chief Executive, Phil Rumbelow, have all joined the ukactive board in recent months. The high-profile new Directors have been drawn from several different sectors and their varying backgrounds will broaden the experience of the wider Board and underpin the far-reaching ambitions of ukactive.
CORE Education Trust CEO Adrian Packer joins with a wealth of experience in the education sector; Sarah Kendall, Head of PR and Communications at Fuse Sport + Entertainment, is a sports marketing and sponsorship expert; Dr Peter Bonfield, CEO of the Building Research Establishment, worked on developing the sustainability policy for the 2012 London Olympics.
As Chair of the ukactive Membership Council, Phil Rumbelow will serve as the voice of the membership base on the ukactive Board, ensuring members are keenly represented in all areas of discussion. Phil will also play a leading role in helping the Board to meet key sector challenges, such as the skills agenda, workforce development and building a winning culture.
Steven Ward, ukactive Executive Director, said: ‘These world-class appointments mark a major milestone for ukactive and reflect our organisation’s commitment to making serious headway across a range of work streams centred around physical activity.
‘Our new Board members bring enviable expertise in the fields of education, infrastructure development, strategic communications and health club leadership, representing the increasingly diverse and expansive sector that ukactive represents.’
Phil Rumbelow, said: ‘The physical activity sector has taken significant strides in recent years to establish itself as an important component of the public health agenda and a key delivery partner.
‘As Chair of the ukactive Membership Council, it is a great honour to represent the wider sector and work with the ukactive Board to ensure the advancement of the sector is intrinsically aligned with the goals of ukactive.
“The fact remains that a thriving physical activity sector translates into a healthier, happier nation and with so many tangible opportunities on the horizon, there has never been a more exciting time to be tasked with making sure that the nation moves more.’