New Director And New Chairperson
Following our AGM at the end of October we are delighted to announce a change to the voluntary board of Directors responsible for guiding and assisting the senior management team within the company. Mike Robinson has taken on the role of Live Active Leisure Chairperson with Bill Duncan, who has held the role for the past five years stepping into the Vice Chair position.
Mike, who in his day job is the Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society commented, “I am grateful to Bill for his tireless work in support of LAL as Chair, and hope I can go some way to continuing his legacy. The next few years will undoubtedly remain challenging financially, with council and other budget cuts, but I am committed to the need for affordable leisure provision in Perth & Kinross and keen to develop more of the sense of community around sport and leisure.
As the main leisure provider in the area, the company injects around £25M into the local economy so its success is intrinsically linked to that of the area as a whole. With far more people across the area participating in sport and leisure than is the national average, it is obvious that we are also culturally important and will undoubtedly have a role to play in the bid for City of Culture status.”
He continued, “I look forward to working closer with the staff team and Board at LAL to help continue the provision of high quality services, and to grow the number of people participating in active lifestyles in Perth & Kinross. And, of course, I hope to deliver our ambitious PH2O project within my time as Chairperson of the Board.”
One new appointment completed the changes, with Mary Colvin joining the board for the first time. Mary is Senior Health Improvement Practitioner and works closely with the NHS, Local Authorities the third sector and communities. Her considerable experience in public health will allow us to further develop our position in the wellbeing sector, an area which we contribute substantial resource to and which benefits many less able and disadvantaged members of our communities.
Mary commented, “I consider it a great privilege to contribute to the further success of Live Active Leisure and look forward to working with the LAL team and in bringing my experience to their very proactive wellbeing and fitness programmes. By bringing a first-hand understanding of the challenges facing health and the NHS, the current political landscape surrounding wellbeing and the evolving opportunities through the integration of Health and Social Care, I hope to further strengthen LAL’s position as a key player in delivering services that will improve the health of our communities.”
Live Active Leisure's Board of Directors is responsible for guiding and assisting LAL's senior management team.
The Board meets six times per year with additional meetings arranged as necessary to address specific issues. The Board comprises of voluntary independent members and councillors appointed by Perth & Kinross Council. Find out more on our Board of Directors Page>>>