Graeme Fotheringham—Trustee

(Chair)

CURRENT POSITION HELD
Retired

INTERESTS
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)

CURRENT POSITION HELD
Lecture in Physical Activity, University of Glasgow.

INTERESTS
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

(Treasurer)

CURRENT POSITIONS HELD

Independent Director — Active Stirling,

Vice President — Bannockburn Rugby Club, & St Modans sports community clubs,

Committee member — clubsport Stirling

INTERESTS
Rugby, football, cricket, rowing and 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

CURRENT POSITION HELD
Corporate Banking Director, Barclays Bank PLC

INTERESTS
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

CURRENT POSITIONS HELD

Owner DMCC Consulting

Alliances Director Commsworld Limited

Committee member/ Past Captain—Balfron Golf Club

INTERESTS
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.

Martin Earl—Trustee

CURRENT POSITIONS HELD

Councillor—Trossachs & Teith ward, Stirling Council

Part-time caseworker for Stephen Kerr MP

Sole trader HP Bookfinders

INTERESTS

Stirling Smith Trustee

District of Stirling Licencing Board

Martin has been a director of Active Stirling for a number of years and retains a significant interest in how sport and leisure is delivered across Stirling.

Martin was first elected to represent the Trossachs & Teith Ward in 2012. Prior to that, he had been Chair of Trossachs Community Council and Strathyre Primary School Parent Council.

Martin had his own small business specialising in out-of-print books and has served terms on the boards of the National Park, Active Stirling, Rural Stirling Housing Association, and The Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Martin lives in Brig O’Turk near Callander.

Danny Gibson—Trustee

CURRENT POSITION HELD
Councillor—Stirling North ward, Stirling Council

INTERESTS
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Brian Hambly—Trustee

CURRENT POSITION HELD

Councillor, Stirling Council Bannockburn Ward

Spokesperson for Housing

Junior Convenor Stirling County Cricket;

Club Vice-Chair, Western Division Junior Cricket Union

INTERESTS

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.