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Active Sussex Chair of Trustees resigns

Chair of trustees Brian Clark at the Sussex Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2023.
Chair of trustees Brian Clark at the Sussex Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2023. Picture by Nick Ford Studio.

Active Sussex Chair of Trustees resigns

Active Sussex is looking for a new Chair of Trustees following the recent announcement that the current chair is resigning.

Brian Clark, who joined the board of trustees in 2018 and stepped up as chair of the trustees in 2022, will leave as of July 1.

Diana Whitney, the current vice chair and senior independent director, will stand as the interim chair until a new chair is appointed in September.

Brian said: “I really enjoyed my time as a trustee and chair of the board at Active Sussex as it presented a unique opportunity to engage in the debate about breaking down the barriers for people to gain the benefits from exercise and activity.

“Sadly, due to health reasons, I need to step down from this role but Active Sussex is a very well-run organisation with a very positive culture that attracts a wide range of skilled and talented people who are committed to promoting active lives for all in Sussex.”

Brian’s previous roles included Chief Officer of Sussex Probation and Board Chair of Brighton and East Sussex Mind.

He is very keen on sport, particularly running, football, badminton and fishing.

Active Sussex CEO Sadie Mason MBE said Brian would be much missed, adding: “As the former Chief Officer of the Sussex Probation Service, Brian came to us with a sense of fairness, a good strategic overview and robust governance experience.

“I very much enjoyed working with Brian, and will miss his guidance and mentorship as a Chair. I wish him all the very best for the future.”

If you would like to find out more about how to become a trustee, please download our recruitment pack here: www.activesussex.org/job/independent-trustee-4-positions-including-the-role-of-chair/

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