Meet the Active Derbyshire Panel

The Active Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire Panel oversees the activities carried out by the charity's delivery staff team in Derbyshire, 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 Derbyshire Panel meets at least four times a year to conduct business.

Sarah Fowler

Sarah Fowler

Chair

Sarah has been Chief Executive of Peak District National Park Authority since January 2015 and is a former Head of Field Services and Director – Midlands at at the Environment Agency.

Cllr Carol Hart

Cllr Carol Hart

Panel Member

Carol became an Elected Member on Derbyshire County Council following a by-election in 2005. In 2009 she became the Cabinet Member for Communities and later Cabinet Member for Public Health. From 2013 to 2017 she served as Shadow Cabinet Member while in opposition. Following the County Council Elections in May 2017 Carol became the Cabinet Member for Health and Communities.

Carol has recently become Leader of Erewash Borough Council after serving as Deputy Leader for the previous 10 years and as an Executive Member since 2003. She has also been the Chair of her local Parish Council since 1996.

Carol is a long-term holder of a season ticket at Derby County Football Club and also, amongst other boards, is a member of the Derby County in the Community Trust.

Carol represents the Breadsall and West Hallam Division which is mainly rural.

Dean Wallace

Dean Wallace

Panel Member

Debbie Chesterman

Panel Member

Joy Hollister

Panel Member

Kevin Lane

Kevin Lane

Panel Member

For over 30 years I've been trying to make the leisure experience a better one for those who visit our venues. My career includes education, leisure management, leisure consultancy, workplace consultancy, and I was the national Quest Scheme Manager for 7 years. For the last 6 years I've been the Operations Director for Active Nation, a charity making it possible for anybody to live a healthier and happier life. From April 2020 the new role Well-being Director enables the charity to benefit from my experience in safety and HR management whilst enabling us to contribute to the wider well-being agenda; joining physical activity with mental health to create a better whole person. Life is a balancing act - invest in your life, put something in and you'll get something back in spades, and think positively and you will success. I try to balance work, physical and mental activity, socialising, volunteering and hobbies. I'm delighted to be a board member for Active Derbyshire following my chairing of an eating disorder charity. In my spare time I am physically active, especially on a road bike, and am a committee member for a Ockbrook Photographic Club near Derby. My swiftly growing grand-daughter is my other passion and she will, of course, be encouraged to be active to embed the habit as early as possible.

Lee Hickin

Panel Member