Meet the Leadership Panel

The Active Notts Panel was established by the Active Partners Trust Board of Directors as a committee of the charity and has relevant authority delegated by the Board for the Panel to carry out its functions.

The Active Notts Panel oversees the activities carried out by the charity's delivery staff team in Nottinghamshire, including:

  • reviewing, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors on:
    • delivery strategies
    • business plans
    • operational plans
    • annual budgets
  • monitoring progress, against the criteria agreed by the Board of Directors, of:
    • operational plans
    • annual budgets
  • providing regular progress reports on these matters to the Board of Directors

The Active Notts Panel meets at least four times a year to conduct business.

Graham Feek

Graham Feek

Chair

Graham is Deputy Chief Executive of Greenwood Academies Trust, who run 36 academies across the East Midlands, and also Executive Director of Our Learning Cloud, who provide cloud computing services to schools. Graham is passionate about supporting young people to be able to succeed in life and has led on the establishment of many large scale programmes to support pupil development and skills, many focussing on physical and mental wellbeing. This is what particularly drew him to get involved with Active Notts initially. Graham is a qualified accountant by profession and previously occupied a number of senior roles in local government, including in Children's Services. Graham has a wide experience of delivering services to schools and also leading major capital programmes such as Building Schools for the Future. Graham enjoys the outdoors, and running in particular, and has been an enthusiastic badminton player for nearly 40 years.

Danny Bouckley

Danny Bouckley

Panel Member

Danny is currently the HR Director - Transformation (Europe) with PepsiCo International. Joining in 2011 he has held a number of senior HR positions and has completed a variety of international assignments, including working within both the South Africa and Russian businesses. Prior to starting with PepsiCo Danny has worked across a broad range of industries within organizations ranging from start-ups to listed organisations. He currently lives in Nottingham and is a keen musician and runner.

Anne Rippon

Anne Rippon

Panel Member

Anne currently provides advice and consultancy support to statutory and voluntary sector organisations in the sport and leisure industry. Her career in sport began with Nottinghamshire County Council followed by Sport England where she was strategic lead and regional director in the Midlands. She also spent three years at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Anne helped the establishment of county sports partnerships across the country and is a trustee of Notts County FC Football in the Community, a volunteer health walk leader and has spent many hours on touchlines supporting two sporting sons.

Ed Wright

Ed Wright

Panel Member

Ed has been a partner in law firm Shakespeare Martineau's Commercial IP team since 2007, specialising in non-contentious commercial, contract, intellectual property, information and communications technology, distance selling, e-commerce, data protection, freedom of information and competition law.

He has acted for a number of national governing bodies and other sports organisations, together with high profile sports individuals and leading sports businesses, including Commonwealth Games England.

Neil Jones

Neil Jones

Panel Member

Neil is a senior corporate responsibility manager at a large Nottingham and London based retailer. He has been involved with Active Notts, and formerly Sport Nottinghamshire, since 2016. Areas of specialism include governance, consumer insights and analysis, reporting, and communications.

He keeps active in a variety of sporting ways and volunteers his time as a governor at a large primary school.

Chris Hassell

Chris Hassell

Panel Member

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Chris has spent 25 years leading business-wide transformations, with IT change as the catalyst, at major UK Companies (Morrisons, Dixons Carphone, PowerGen and many of the major UK Food manufacturers). Chris has also served as a Special School Governor, building on his Teaching qualification, and currently is a Trustee to two local charities. Most weekends you will find Chris on a basketball court with his family - he is passionate about coaching wheelchair basketball and has been the Head Coach of England teams at the UK School Games for many years building on the legacy of 2012!

Helen Hemstock

Helen Hemstock

Panel Member

As Chief Executive at RideWise, an environmental charity that is dedicated to green forms of transport, walking and cycling is at the heart of what we do. Working in the industry for over 15 years, I'm passionate about the need for long term sustainable ways to keep active and to embed walking and cycling into our daily routines - this includes the infrastructure and engineers of the places we work, connectivity of our homes and cities and support for mass behavioural changes. I'm keen to work with Active Notts to help to embed these important modal shifts into our cultures, our businesses, our communities and our homes.

Nick Peirce

Nick Peirce

Panel Member

Prof. Nick Peirce is Head of Service and an NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Nottingham University Hospital, QMC, Nottingham. He is Chief Medical Officer for England and Wales cricket board and an Honorary Clinical Professor in Sports Medicine at Loughborough University.

He has been in post as an NHS Consultant since 2001 and has become increasingly involved in various aspects of healthcare development including the development of new SEM services such as National clinic for exercisers with Type 1 diabetes, the NUH Prevention Strategy and the development of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, at Loughborough University. He has a wide range of external activities and is active in research across a range of sport and health related areas. .

His career has also seen him focus on development of athlete medical services including 7 years as Lead Physician for the English Institute of Sport, CMO for GB World Class Canoeing Program 1997-2017, Great Britain Rowing, Team GB and for LTA Great Britain Davis Cup team, attending Sydney and Athens Olympics and Commonwealth Games. He was awarded the British Association of Sports Medicine travelling scholarship and with the ECB won the BMJ award for Sport and Exercise Medicine Team of the year in 2013. He was Nottingham Forest lead doctor for nearly 20 years until retiring from football in 2018.

His passion for both health improvements through physical activity and prevention saw him jump at the chance to work with Active Notts and help link hospital patients to the wider opportunities across Nottinghamshire.

Chantelle Stefanoc

Chantelle Stefanoc

Chantelle is a Youth Engagement Manager at a small local charity called Epic Partners. Chantelle has lived in St Ann's for 33 years and has served her community while working at Epic for over 13 years. Chantelle has led and delivered several successful projects to the local communities of St Ann's and Sneinton. She has supported children, young people and their families with positive alternative pathways into sports, diversionary programmes, swimming projects and a well-known Mentoring program called Full Effect. Chantelle worked in partnership with the Royal Foundation on the Full Effect mentoring program for 7 years and delivered bespoke mentoring sessions in local schools and to the community to help with wellbeing and mental health, to support and build the resilience and confidence levels and divert children and young people from crime and risky behaviours and provide diversionary programs that aim to rebuild positive wellbeing and encourage better choice making for their futures. Due to Chantelle Living in the area she serves she has a robust and familiar view of what the community needs, Chantelle has lived experience within this community and is a dedicated Mentor to the community.