Graeme Fotheringham—Trustee



  • Retired


  • Cycling, walking groups, genealogy, travel

Married with 2 children — one at University and one that has Autism.

Graeme has a particular interest in accessibility of sport for people with disabilities.

He has a Degree in Biochemistry and a post graduate marketing diploma.

Graeme is retired but spent his working life initially with NHS Forth Valley then in the pharmaceutical sector in various senior manager, accounts roles and latterly in health economics, working with senior NHS management across many NHS health boards to support elements of their strategic plans. He has a broad understanding of NHS boards, health and social care partnerships and how exercise and wellbeing can have a positive impact on populations.

Gemma Ryde—Trustee

(Vice Chair)


  • Lecture in Physical Activity, University of Glasgow.


  • Running, walking, family activities, baking

Dr Gemma Ryde is a Lecture at the University of Glasgow in Physical activity and health. Gemma’s research interests are broadly in the area of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the workplace setting with a PhD on this topic area. Prior to her academic work, Gemma was involved in the promotion of walking for health in hard to reach communities and working in the fitness industry. She is an exercise enthusiast and enjoys involving her young family in physical activity including swimming at The PEAK, walking and cycling.

Martin Kenny—Trustee



  • Network Manager (Falkirk/Stirling), Neighbourhood Networks
  • Committee Member - NHS Forth Valley PPC board


  • Rugby, Football, Cricket, Rowing, Passionate about supporting Local Charity and Clubs but live music always wins

Result-driven, dedicated and seasoned professional possessing 20+ years of demonstrated experience of working with established businesses, start-ups, and sporting clubs by utilising business intellect, strategic insight, and sharp planning skills to transform complex business challenges into focused growth solutions that promote energised levels of competitiveness, performance and profitability.

Possessing a blend of business acumen, consulting expertise, and innovative thinking, Martin has built top-performing sporting clubs that create value and insights for its members and the wider community. He has a track record of developing healthy relationships with club’s representative, members and other stakeholders to discuss the business plans, needs related to the various aspects of sustainability, and providing the necessary resources/means to access Scottish Rugby’s specialist advisers along with introductions to external agencies.

With 13 years of intense entrepreneurial experience, Martin is capable of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a business, set goals accordingly, develop growth plans and establish working partnerships. Highly adept at various functions within a business, i.e. finance, project management, human resource and regulatory/compliance management.

Gillian Dow—Trustee


  • Corporate Banking Director, Barclays Bank PLC


  • Swimming, walking, skiing

With 20+ years working in banking, Gillian appreciates the effects of Culture, Health and Wellbeing. Living locally, she was drawn to this position as a way to utilise the skills and board experience she has developed and applies them to the community she lives in.

David McCann—Trustee


  • Owner DMCC Consulting
  • Alliances Director Commsworld Limited
  • Committee member/ Past Captain—Balfron Golf Club


  • Golf, computing, cycling, travel

Dave has worked in the IT industry for 35 years. Currently in a senior sales and marketing position in a Scottish telecommunications company. Previously worked in engineering and software support and has experience in working for a number of Global IT companies in executive positions.

Outside of work, Dave is a native of Glasgow and has lived in Killearn for 28 years. Married with 2 Children and 4 grandchildren, enjoys cycling and golf and was Captain of Balfron Golf club from 2018–2020.

Brian Hambly—Trustee


  • Councillor, Stirling Council Bannockburn Ward
  • Spokesperson for Housing
  • Junior Convenor Stirling County Cricket
  • Club Vice-Chair, Western Division Junior Cricket Union


  • Member of Loch Venachar Sailing Club — RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor
  • Member Stirling County Cricket Club — Cricket Coach
  • Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists and Motorist Roadsmart Forth Valley —Motorcycle Observer

Having worked in several managerial roles, Brian was recruited by University College Salford, University of Salford, assisting in the establishment of the School of Quality Management.

He held a few positions and undertook several roles including:

Programme Director, Year Tutor, International Recruitment, Industrial Placement liaison, along with lecturing on several undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Taking early retirement and becoming the at home dad, he has now lived in the Stirling area for over 20 years with his wife, a Secondary School Teacher, raised six children and was the registered carer for their eldest daughter.

During his time in Stirling, Brian has chaired the establishment of a very successful Social Enterprise, steered a National Charity through a period of transition and sat for several year on my local Community Council.

As a great believer in providing opportunities for young people, Brian currently volunteers at local, regional, and national levels, in the provision and support of several sporting and outdoor activities.

He is the Junior Convenor for Stirling County Cricket Club and Cricket Coach and is a qualified Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Sailing Instructor, and a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and a Motorcycle Observer.

Join us as a trustee and play your part in helping us deliver the Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Living Strategy for Stirling.