ukactive Board Elections


ukactive Board Elections

What is the opportunity

ukactive is inviting nominations to join its Board of Directors to help steer the organisation in its mission to get more people, more active, more often.

Private Sector Operator – John Treharne will be completing his second three-year term as representative of the Private Sector Operator section of the ukactive membership. John has confirmed his intention to stand for re-election for a final three-year term. However, we are also seeking applications from other interested individuals and will hold elections if required.

Current ukactive Board

The breakdown of the current ukactive Board is shown below:

Chair: Mike Farrar

Senior Independent Director: Dame Carol Black

Independent Non-Executive Director: Adrian Packer

Independent Non-Executive Director: Greg Whyte

Independent Non-Executive Director: Amy Williams

Independent Non-Executive Director: Victoria O’Byrne

Elected Member (Public sector): Mark Sesnan

Elected Member (Private sector): John Treharne

Elected Member (Wider Activity): Vacant

Treasurer: Katy Cox

Chair Membership Council: Dave Courteen

CEO (ex officio): Huw Edwards

Rules and Requirements

Applicants must work in a senior role (e.g. CEO, Director) for an existing ukactive member.

Applicants are only able to stand in the category that their organisation represents (e.g. if you represent a local authority leisure provider then you are not able to stand for the private leisure operator seat).

Only one applicant per member organisation.

Applicants must confirm that they can dedicate the required time to commit to this role.

Applicants must sign and agree that they adhere to all of the acknowledgements listed on the application form, including ability to act as a Director and conflict of interest declaration

Supporting references must be received from two senior individuals (e.g. CEO, Director) from separate existing ukactive member organisations for the application to be valid. These cannot come from the applicant’s own organisation.

The roles are elected on initial three-year terms and are not remunerated. The role will be eligible to stand for re-election for a further two three-year terms on the ukactive Board.

Board meetings are held quarterly, with the majority held in person at the ukactive office in London. Board members are expected to devote such time as is necessary to perform their duties. This is expected to be up to eight days per year on company business after the induction phase.


Applications close on midnight Friday, 13 October 2023. Applicants will be reviewed by the ukactive Nominations Committee, and a final list of applicants will be confirmed by Monday, 20 October 2023. If required, elections with the ukactive membership will then take place between 3 and 24 November 2023, with results announced on 4 December 2023.

Please note: Only ukactive members will be able to vote in these elections. All members can vote, even if it is outside of your member category. Voting links will be sent directly to the main contact for each ukactive member organisation, who will vote on behalf of all their ukactive member sites registered in their group name.

How to apply

Please complete the application form below, which includes a short biography and skills section, and a headshot photo. It is also optional for applicants to inclide links to their LinkedIn or Twitter profiles.

Please note that this information will be included on the ukactive website and available to ukactive members as part of the voting process.

ukactive actively encourages applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented on its Board, such as people from diverse backgrounds or with disabilities.

Please ensure that email confirmation from your two supporting references is sent to:

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please send an email to: