Active Cheshire Celebrate Alternative Roles for Long-Serving Trustees

Active Cheshire are delighted to announce a new era as some of our most experienced and long-serving Board Members move into new and exciting roles in order to continue their involvement and support for our work.

Anne Boyd, Active Cheshire CEO with Terry Harrop (left) and Michael Darby (right)

Three of our wonderful board members Terry Harrop, Michael Darby and Neil Kelly came to the end of their terms at the Charities AGM last week, after a combined 37 years of outstanding and influential service. In recognition and thanks for their hard work and many years of service, gifts were presented to them as they made their final remarks to their colleagues and peers. Their expertise will not be lost however, as all three will be remain around the organisation in new and unprecedented roles..

Michael Darby has played a major role within Active Cheshire since his arrival in 2004, he’s been a driving force in connecting the sport and health agendas and will be staying on as a patron to champion sport and physical activity in the mental health arena. Terry Harrop has played a significant role since 2000, tightening financial controls and risk management, driving up income and introducing performance-related pay and wider sick-pay reviews. Going forward, Terry will continue to champion the power of sport in advancing community cohesion. 

Neil Kelly has been an avid supporter of Active Cheshire events and has played a key role within the business development group, including the redesign of the organisational structure back in 2012. He's been a true role model, travelling to events on his bike and completing major challenges like Iron Man. He will continue to offer mentoring support to the CEO and team and with his many years experience leading the Warrington Wolves Foundation will now become the formal ambassador for community foundations. We’re excited to work alongside him to grow our networks, influence and our brand in general.

“In line with the governments new strategy to create an ‘Active Nation’, maintaining this wealth of experience, knowledge and influence within the organisation will be invaluable in further strengthening our work in those key areas” Anne Boyd, CEO Active Cheshire.

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