Fife Sports and Leisure Trust is the leading provider of sports and leisure services in Fife, as a charitable trust, it has a commitment to delivering sustainable, affordable and accessible sports and leisure facilities so that local communities can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits associated with an active lifestyle.
Integral to the success of delivering on this commitment is our Board of Directors – the experience, leadership and passion that these individuals bring to the organisation is vital to its overall decision-making, strategy and long-term sustainability.
Currently, we have 13 directors, seven independent directors and six partner directors who are local councillors and sit on the board of Fife Council’s administration.
To find out more about the people who sit on our board and why they choose to support the trust, please read their biographies below.
I am a long-serving and experienced councillor and was involved in the process of setting up FSLT. I therefore fully understand the context of FSLT and the relationship between Fife Council and the trust. I also have a keen interest in the importance of sport and activity for both physical and mental health. I am a regular attendee of FSLT meetings and hope that I contribute positively to the operation of the trust
My interests include gardening, following football (an armchair supporter!) and recreational running. (I have given up marathons but am still just about able to trot round a half). And grandchildren! I also like to be involved with the local community and support Muchty in Bloom and Auchtermuchty Theatre Group (oh yes I do)
I have 40 Years in industry bringing the experience of business development, planning, project management, business efficiency and people skills.
I enjoy most sports - especially football.
I have been the Sports Retail Trade for 46, including running a successful Sports Company for 16 years. I have always been involved in either playing or organising Sporting Teams, including Commercial Manager at Fife Flyers for 16 years.
I am the founder member of the Raith Rovers Hall of Fame, and the Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon. Currently I am Vice Chair of Kirkcaldy & Dysart Football Club who play in the Senior East of Scotland League.
I am involved in many other local community groups both through my work and general interests.
As a former/retired professional para athlete who trained for most of my career in Fife and at FSLT facilities and as a swimming coach and keen gym goer now, I want to give back to the people, facilities and organisations that supported me back then by supporting them now.
Swimming and general sports fan.
I have worked in Hospitality, Travel, Property/ Estates Management, Business and more recently became elected as a Local Councillor in Fife. I managed the office for a local MP for 7 years working closely with local businesses and organisations in Fife.
I have established a local Charity for which I continue to be a Trustee and I also serve as a Trustee on another Board locally. I therefore offer these skills & experience to the FSLT Board. As a strong communicator and people person with a track record in getting things done believe I can make a positive contribution to the Board....
When I do get any spare time I try to keep active and enjoy yoga, swimming and walking my 12 year old Labrador Rico.
I have worked in the IT Services sector for 30 plus years having graduated from Stirling University in 1988. I have strong background in Service Operations, Strategic Programme/Change Management and Sales & Marketing and over the last 4 years have set up and work within my own IT consulting company.
I have also completed an Exec MBA at Cranfield University in 2000-01. During my career the roles have involved working within a board and also working into the customer CEO's through customer contracts. This mix of skills is what I bring to the board, and I have served on the board now for approaching 5 years, more recently in both Vice Chair and now the Chair role.
I am a keen runner having completed several marathons, a keen golfer and in my youth a keen footballer. I strongly believe in the ethos of getting everyone in Fife active as the health and well being benefits cannot be argued.
I was a Health Care Professional and graduated Aberdeen 1978. I am committed to promoting physical activity and lifestyle advice within the Trust.
I am keen to see increased access for all to sport and leisure.
Having retired from my full time practice as a Chartered Accountant I now act as a consultant, mainly in regulatory matters, business planning and strategy and governance.
I have a lifetime interest involving participation and service on boards and committees of sporting bodies including 8 years as a board member of Sportscotland.
I have over 30 years’ experience working in the NHS. An occupational therapist by background, and a leader across the Allied Health Professions, I am passionate about the importance of physical activity on improving physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Being physically active also connects people in their local communities and neighbourhoods, can reduce health inequalities and can help motivate people to live well.
I have worked across other professional groups to promote physical activity in the treatment and prevention of physical, social and mental ill health.
I am a keen golfer and Pilates enthusiast.
I am a Fellow of the CIPD and have a diploma in business coaching. I have recently completed an undergraduate degree in Intercultural Understanding & Emotional Resilience. I have significant HR, OD and Wellbeing expertise gained at a senior/Head of function level within the public and private sectors.
I have proven experience of working in a client-driven culture, which was not only dynamic, but constantly evolving, where the corporate emphasis focused on excellent customer service and quality, continuous improvement, employee retention and employee development.
I have a keen interest in yoga, walking in nature, mindfulness, and being as kind as I can be, always. I love fashion and have an interest in interior design.
I am a Fife based media and communications professional with more than 30 years of experience. I currently advise clients on marketing & public relations strategies and is a freelance journalist with the BBC.
I have had a lifelong interest in health and wellbeing and recently qualified as a fitness instructor in 2021. I am particularly keen on promoting a healthy living message and hopes that, working with the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, I can support the organisation’s efforts to increase activity levels at every age group and across the whole of Fife.
I enjoys a wide variety of sports including tennis, golf and running. Living by the coast, I take part in watersports whenever possible and loves the coastal walks that we can all access so easily in Fife.
I love travelling and visiting new locations but she enjoys her own home most of all, especially socialising with family or friends.
I recently retired as a solicitor following practice for over 35 years specialising in commercial property work. I have been a partner in large commercial law firms for 24 years. I bring commercial legal experience to the Board along with a keen interest in good governance and decision-making. I am currently also a Trustee on the board of the National Trust for Scotland, a position I have held for four years. During my time with NTS I have been a member of their Nominations Committee, assisting in the selection of Trustee candidates and the CEO and Chair.
I have a life-long interest in sport and physical well-being. I believe very strongly in this being an essential part of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. I love the outdoors whether for walking, running or cycling.