• Board of Trustees

Meet the board of trustees who bring a wealth of business experience and key skills to support the trust

The job of Alive Leisure is to shape the delivery and promotion of leisure services, deliver a sports development programme and manage major leisure events for the town. Alive Leisure will commission the services through the newly established Local Authority Company (Alive Management Ltd) which will be responsible for the operational management and delivery of leisure services on a day to day basis.

Alive Leisure took over the management of King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Lynnsport, St James Pool, Downham Market Leisure Centre and the Oasis from 1 September 2014.

The board members are Michael Andrews, Peter Lemon, Ian Mack, Abbie Panks, Ian Trundley, Avril Wright, Nigel Maggs-Oosterhagen and Marie Connell. Together, they bring a wealth of business experience and key skills to support the trust as it takes over the management of the borough councils leisure facilities.

Peter Lemon

Chairman

Peter is a local business man who has supported various local sports clubs, Kings Lynn Festival and Festival Too.

He is a keen sportsman involved with several sports clubs including Pelicans Hockey Club and North Runcton Cricket Club.

Peter has recently qualified as a National Hockey League Umpire and continues to play golf and squash, he enjoys walking and cycling and recently rode from London to Paris for Action Medical Research.

Ian Mack

Vice Chairman

Ian is a local GP and Chair of the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

With a number of years’ experience on Boards of NHS organisations he is well-versed in developing strategic direction, determining policy and the use of targets to encourage delivery of objectives.

Ian is an active member of the King’s Lynn Festival Chorus and also attends musical events in King’s Lynn.

Michael Andrews

Trustee

Michael is a Chartered Accountant & partner at Stephenson Smart in King’s Lynn.

He was born and educated in King’s Lynn and has been actively involved with various local sports clubs.

Michael is a keen member of King’s Lynn Badminton Club, having been men’s captain for a number of years.

Abbie Panks

Trustee

Abbie is the Centre Manager for the Vancouver Shopping Centre in King’s Lynn.

She is committed to community engagement and has been a board member and key strategic advisor to the Fairyland Trust charity since its inception.

Ian Trundley

Trustee

Ian was born and raised in the King’s Lynn area. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Architectural Technologists.

He has worked on many local projects during which he is responsible for the project budget, procurement and continual monitoring of the process.

Ian’s leisure interests include rugby and he is involved with the West Norfolk Rugby Club where he is currently coaching the under thirteen’s team.

Avril Wright

Trustee

Avril was born in Leicester and studied violin and viola at The Royal Manchester College of Music. She is a professional violist and a busy church organist, playing for services in her local area.

Before moving to Norfolk Avril was Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Cheshire County Board and a member of the North West Regional Council.

She is now a Borough Councillor and is the Heritage Champion for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

Nigel Maggs-Oosterhagen

Trustee

Nigel has a broad background in leadership and management in the public, corporate and charity sectors. Following a career as a Merchant Navy Officer in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary he became an FE and HE lecturer in Human Resources Management.

His interest in people development has led him to be Training Development /BDM for Cambridge Assessment’s Customer Services Department and subsequently a Leadership and Learning Consultant. He has supported different organisations and individuals developing business strategies, identifying organisational development and managing change.

Nigel has recently slowed his consultancy work down and enjoys a part-time role as Membership Officer at the Anglican Shrine in Walsingham. He has a Masters Degree in Education Leadership and Management, is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, an Academic Member of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Marie Connell

Trustee

Marie was born and raised in Kings Lynn. She grew up on Fairstead Estate and went to Springwood High School. Her first job after leaving school was with a local firm of solicitors.

After a few years working abroad Marie settled into a civilian career within the Police Service in London. She ended her time there in a senior management position leading the Shared Services Department. Marie decided it was time to return to the place she always called home in 2010 and she now works for a charity called Volunteering Matters on projects that support vulnerable people.

Marie is also a Board Member for Freebridge Community Housing,coaches and plays netball in a local league and enjoys walking her two dogs.

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