Search for new Sports Partnership chairman

By NickiBlake on April 23rd, 2012 - comments

Active Lincolnshires Partnership is looking to recruit a new Chairman to guide a Board of Trustees and Directors, promote the work of the Partnership and become the face of a well-established sports charity in Lincolnshire.

Active Lincolnshires Partnership currently offers guidance and support to more than 1,000 voluntary and community sports groups across Lincolnshire. With their main aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity, the organisation manages and delivers many different projects, in all areas of the county.

Mr Barrie Pierpoint, the outgoing Chairman, will retire in September.

He has been instrumental in changing the Partnership’s development strategy, making them a more modern-thinking and customer-focused organisation. He has overseen the development and modernisation of the Partnership over the past three years and believes now is the time to move on.

He said: “I have enjoyed being Chairman at Active Lincolnshires Partnership. I have spent the last three years developing and introducing new commercial opportunities and schemes to the Partnership, helping them to find new revenue streams, but feel that now is the right time to go.”

Mr Pierpoint is known to football fans for his 10 years as CEO of Leicester City FC, taking the club from a loss-making £1m turnover to a £25m turnover business, and also in the county as one of the men who helped Boston United Football Club in its darkest hour to hold the public meeting which led to current owners, David Newton and Neil Kempster, deciding to save the club.

After three years at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, Mr Pierpoint will move on in September. He hopes that someone with good business and sporting connections in Lincolnshire will come forward for the position:

“The new Chairman needs to be an advocate for Active Lincolnshires Partnership. Hopefully with good networks in the business and sporting sectors, the chairman will become the face of the business, promoting our work throughout Lincolnshire.”

The new Chairman will guide trustees to enable them to set overall policy, targets and evaluate performance for Active Lincolnshires Partnership. Trustee Board Meetings are held six times per year, and the Chairman may also have to attend other meetings and events throughout the year. This three-year post is an unpaid position, although travelling expenses are payable.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive of Active Lincolnshires Partnership said: “Barrie has played a pivotal role as Chairman and we wish him well in the future. We are looking forward to welcoming a new Chairman in September.”

For more information about the position, or for an informal talk about the role, please contact Mr Pierpoint on 07720 406 806