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Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Sadie Mason MBE

Sadie Mason MBE

Chief Executive

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Sadie has overall responsibility for the leadership, strategy, executive governance and financial management of Active Sussex. As senior accountable officer, she works with our Board of Trustees to safeguard organisational statutory compliance, which includes risk management and robust policy development. Sadie is our executive advocate with external organisations such as Sport England. She also works to develop links with senior leaders across the county, with a specific focus on East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove, and aims to facilitate the inclusion of sport and physical activity in high level community plans and policies

Anthony Statham

Anthony Statham

Head of Operations

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Anthony has responsibility to connect and network with key strategic stakeholders to tackle physical inactivity, with a specific focus on West Sussex. Acting as the operational deputy to the Chief Executive, he is the strategic lead for insight, business performance and improvement, the Active Sussex Network & Conference and the Sussex Sports Awards.

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Relationship Manager

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Gemma is responsible for managing key strategic stakeholder relations to tackle physical inactivity across Sussex, with a focus on increasing levels of physical activity for people with a disability, those from lower socio-economic groups, and women and girls. She oversees the Sussex Disability Sports Network, is the Lead Adult Safeguarding Officer, Deputy CYP Safeguarding Officer, Equalities lead and acts as the Active Partnership’s Human Resources lead.

Ross Joannides

Ross Joannides

Strategic Relationship Manager (Project Investment)

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Ross is responsible for working with partners to co-design projects addressing inactivity within Sussex. He also has a focus on increasing levels of physical activity for older people and people living with one or more long-term condition.

Andy Wright

Andy Wright

Strategic Relationship Manager

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Andy develops sports participation in young people aged 14-19 by enhancing links between school & community sport. He also leads on the Sussex School Games.

Ed Bartram

Ed Bartram

Events Officer

Ed delivers the Sussex Sports Awards, School Games, Parallel Youth Games & Active Sussex Network meetings, Annual Partner Conference & AGM.

Henry McLaughlin

Henry McLaughlin

Insight Officer

Henry analyses activity data to provide Active Sussex and partners with the insight needed to help people become more active.

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

PR and Communications Officer

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Carrie is responsible for internal and external communications, digital communications, strategic communications, social media management, media relations, the Active Sussex website and coordinating print and branded materials.

Nick Chellel

Nick Chellel

Strategic Workforce Officer

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Nick is the Strategic Workforce Officer for Active Sussex, leading on workforce development for Active Sussex and the implementation of the Workforce Delivery Plan. Nick is also the CYP Safeguarding Lead Officer for Active Sussex.

David Taylor

David Taylor

Primary PE & School Sport Officer

David leads on supporting Sussex primary schools receiving the PE and Sport Premium. He promotes initiatives, programmes and local offers that develop PE, sport and physical activity within primary education.