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Our Board

The Oxfordshire Sports Board is empowered to act on behalf of the Partnership to provide strategic direction and agree, monitor and review strategic plans, policies and budgets.

Its key roles are:

Leadership (inspiring partners and providing clear direction)

Advocacy (championing the benefits of sport and the role of the Partnership)

Influence (representing Oxfordshire's interests at regional and national levels)

Strategic Direction (developing the Partnership's strategy and business plan)

Delivery (agreeing Partnerships plans and policies and monitor progress and impact)

Governance (ensuring that the Partnership and Board operates to the Good Governance Standard for Public Service)

Partnership working (maintaining high levels of partner commitment and satisfaction)

Financial (monitoring Progress and agreeing strategic priorities for funding)

Promoting and protecting the Partnerships position, values, integrity, image
and reputation.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Chairman

Keith is a founding partner and managing consultant with Telos Partners specialising in organisational development and change management. He previously worked as international development and HR director within the food and software services industry. Keith brings a wide range of knowledge and experience from working with and advising both private and public sector organisations on the challenges of change. He is a former county badminton player/coach and an active tennis player and golfer.

Ian Brooke

Ian Brooke

Ian Brooke is the Head of Leisure, Parks & Communities at Oxford City Council where he has been in post since 2008. Alongside Ian's functional remit he is also the council's lead on the delivery of key agendas; most notably health and wellbeing.

Ian has 20 years of cross sector leisure experience. Prior to Oxford, Ian has worked for Warrington and Stockport Borough Councils, for private leisure operators (most recently Esporta) and he has also worked in the third sector; this practical experience is supported by academic study.

Ian is also and on the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) National Executive where he is the national lead for parks and quality.

Ian has a key role in supporting the governance of the partnership.

Stuart Henshaw

Stuart Henshaw

Stuart was the founder Managing Director of the charitable trust SOLL Leisure before a career in consultancy including 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). Former squash coach and county Division 1 squash player. Represented Oxfordshire Over 35's county squash team for 5 years. Stuart has run his half-marathons and marathon. Now a jogger, cycle tourist, golfer, and gym user.

Simon Kearey

Simon Kearey

I am a Locality Manager for the Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group – covering the Amersham, Chesham and South Buckinghamshire areas.

Outside of work I am the Chairman of a local football club and a Trustee of the British Gymnastics Foundation. I am also a trustee and board member of a number of Heritage and Arts organisations and an independent care organisation.

I have two sons (13 and 15) who are mad keen on football and technology and live just outside High Wycombe. Whilst not doing any of this I enjoy gardening, theatre and playing a bit of golf

Margaret Peggie

Margaret Peggie

A teacher of physical education and dance, Margaret worked as a fitness teacher and teacher trainer for the Fitness League of which she is now Vice President. She was a founder member and the first Chair of the Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) 2005-2010.

She was made a 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. She produced festivals of exercise, movement and dance at the Royal Albert Hall for the Fitness League and for the S+RA

A Board member of Sports Leaders UK from 2003, she took on the role of Chair in 2004, a position she held until 2011.

Board member of Bucks & Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership 2007-2011.

Appointed to the Oxfordshire County Sports Partnership Board in 2014.

Carolyn Mason

Carolyn Mason

Head of Department, Department of sport & Health Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

Carolyn graduated from the Leeds school of Physiotherapy. After completing her junior rotations in Newcastle she specialised in respiratory care in Nottingham, and then Cardiothoracics at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. After 10 years of clinical teaching, Carolyn made her first move into education in 1998, employed as a Lecturer Practitioner between the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and the University of Hertfordshire. In 1999 Carolyn moved into full time education at the University of Hertfordshire and began her Doctoral studies. Carolyn moved to Oxford Brookes University in 2001, completing her Doctorate in 2003. Carolyn was the Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at Oxford Brookes from 2005 until 2015 and the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) since it began in September 2012 until 2015. Carolyn became the Head of Sport and Health Sciences at Oxford Brookes University in April 2015.

Peter Cansell

Peter Cansell

I've been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in Middle Schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching Higher education and as a Primary Headteacher at Harwell Primary School. During that time I ran school sports teams, reaching district, county, regional and national finals at times. I also managed the Oxford Schools Football Team for a while. I retired from Headship in September 2014, but have continued as Chair of OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers; Association), was elected to become Chair of the National Network of Chairs of Headteachers' Groups in June 2014 and I am delighted to have become a NAPE (National Association for Primary Education) council member this year, serving on the editorial board for their prestigious academic journal Primary First. In January of 2015 I co-founded the Oxford School of Thought, an independent Education Think Tank. I am a trustee and chair the management committee of another charity, Full Circle, which is well regarded for its ground breaking intergenerational work. When I'm not doing these things I go to the gym, write and try to play football, but I don't seem to be improving.

Kirsty Goldie-Brammer

Kirsty Goldie-Brammer

Clubs and Facilities National Manager at England Hockey

Kirsty graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2005 (Psychology with Sports & Coaching studies) and begun work in the sports sector. Kirsty spent 5 years working in football development within Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. She then moved over to England Hockey for a regional role in the build up to the Olympics. In 2012 she moved to Australia where she worked for SACA & Cricket Australia as the Emerging Markets Leader focusing on the development of women's game and introducing cricket to new and indigenous communities. Since being back in England Kirsty has taken up the Clubs and Facilities National Manager role for England Hockey. Kirsty is a huge sports fan and is a keen Liverpool FC supporter. She is former county hockey player and now plays for Marlow Hockey Club.

Donna Husband

Donna Husband

Donna recently joined the Board in 2016 and is an experienced Public Health professional with over nineteen years' experience in the National Health Service and Local Authority in Oxfordshire.

Donna began her career in the NHS in Oxfordshire in 1997 after qualifying as a nurse for people with learning disabilities then joining Oxfordshire's Public Health Directorate in 2009. She has expertise in the commissioning, contracting and implementation of health improvement and health protection programs for NHS Health Checks, sexual health, healthy weight, physical activity, smoking, mental wellbeing and physical activity.

Donna is a keen walker and regularly volunteers for her children's football and cricket clubs.