Active Devon is constituted as a not-for-profit, unincorporated association. The Active Devon Board is our principal decision making body. It provides strategic leadership of Active Devon including the approval each year of a delivery/business plan.determines our strategic direction and alignment, exercises oversight and accountability and provides a sounding board and critical challenge to the Chief Executive and staff team. It ensures that general governance is shared, rather than resting with one single agency or individual.

Through a formal partnership arrangement, Devon County Council (DCC) is the accountable body for Active Devon. This means that key operational functions and policies, such as financial regulation and personnel employment is discharged by DCC enabling Active Devon to focus on collaboration with key local community, sport and public sector partners.

Corporate Information

Active Devon publishes a wide range of corporate information to enable stakeholders to have a good understanding of the organisation. Take a look at our Corporate Information page where you can download information about our governance, strategy, activities, Board business, performance etc. 

Board Members

Board Members are recruited from sectors/organisations relevant to the work of Active Devon to provide a broad range of skills, experience and local knowledge. Active Devon’s current Chair is Holly Woodford. 

You can see all of our current Board Members below.

Board Member Recruitment

Active Devon maintains a register of potential candidates for Board Membership so that when, from time to time vacancies occur, we can ensure that the Board maintains a strong combined skill set.

You can see more information about the role and applying to become a Board Member in our Board Member advert and information.

Governance Information

For related governance information, please see the links below.

Simon Kitchen

Head of Communities, Devon County Council

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: November 2016

Lyn Brown

Founder and Director, Inspire South West

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: January 2014 

Karen Cook

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth Marjon University

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: March 2017 

Jim Nye

Chief Superintendent, Devon & Cornwall Police

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: January 2014

Holly Woodford

Founder of tumuv Ltd & GoPlayGo

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: January 2013   

Diana Crump

CEO, Living Options Devon

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: July 2013

Andy Martin

Sport/Education Consultant, Freelance

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: March...

Andrew Hawkins

Chairman ComRes

Date appointed to Active Devon Board: November 2016