Join us for a unique conference and networking event exploring the future of physical activity within health and wellbeing, the power of place-based approaches to transform communities, and how key systems are adapting to “more movement”.
We’re excited to be welcoming Sport England CEO, Tim Hollingsworth, on Monday 25th November 2019 at Rockbeare Manor near Exeter. Join us to help communicate Devon’s unique voice to the Sport England strategy going forward, and to meet others striving to make Devon a more active county.
The day will include:
- Three keynote speeches from leading industry experts, including Q&A panel
- Two interactive workshops and/or panel discussion sessions from a choice of six, covering key issues across the inactivity sector
- Structured networking opportunities
- Opportunity to input your ideas to Sport England’s future strategy
- Choice to take part in physical activity sessions during the day
- Hot lunch and teas and coffees throughout
From the panel discussions and workshops, please indicate what is most relevant to you when booking your ticket. You’ll be asked to choose from the following expert-led sessions:
- Start Somewhere and Follow It Anywhere: Learning from the Local Delivery Pilots Nationally and Locally
- Prevention Not Treatment: The Role of Physical Activity in Social Prescribing
- Active, Happy and Healthy Children: How Can Physical Activity Support Schools in Achieving Their Wellbeing Outcomes
- Customers at the Heart of Design: Discover How You Can Apply Behaviour Change Theory for the Design and Delivery of High Impact Programmes
- Closing the Gap for Disadvantaged Young People: How Different Sectors Are Joining Forces to Reach and Support Young People Through Sport
- The Digital Revolution: Technology and Digital Campaigns to Reach New Audiences
We look forward to welcoming you to what we expect will be a great day.
About the speakers
Tim Hollingsworth OBE became Sport England CEO in November 2018, following seven years leading the British Paralympic Association (BPA) through four Paralympic Games, including the record medal haul of 147 achieved in Rio in 2016. Prior to that, Tim held a number of senior policy and communications roles in the media industry, before becoming COO at UK Sport. A trustee at the Youth Sport Trust and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, Tim has a long association with Devon, having studied at the University of Exeter.
Tracey Lee became Plymouth City Council’s CEO in 2012 and has overseen a significant transformation agenda which in 2015 saw the integration of £462m of spending across health and social wellbeing services. This is radically changing service delivery to give better outcomes, using a systems leadership approach. With over 25 years’ experience in Local Government, Tracey is the lead Chief Executive for the Heart of the South West Joint Committee a partnership of Councils and CCGs across Devon and Somerset. She is also Chairman of the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives which is the Trade Union for Chief Executives in Local Government.
Matt Evans has been Active Devon’s CEO since 2012, having previously been in various management roles with the organisation since 2002. Prior to Active Devon, Matt worked for the England and Wales Cricket Board. Not only is he a leading advocate for tackling inactivity in Devon but he has led a significant programme of change at Active Devon which has firmly established its reputation as a high performing Active Partnership within the nationwide network. A Governor at Plymouth Marjon University, Matt is currently also a MBA candidate at the University of Exeter.
Jo Yelland took up her post as Director at Exeter City Council in 2017 and her portfolio includes Communities, Equalities and Diversity, Health, Wellbeing, Sport and Leisure and Organisational Development. She has 25 years’ experience is a range of senior roles throughout the South West and beyond. Her wealth of experience spans local government, the NHS and a number of other sectors and her career has included significant focus on leading transformation and innovation programmes, most recently in health, social care and community development. Jo is the Programme Director for the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot currently taking place in Exeter and Cranbrook and she is also a Board Member at Active Devon
How to get there
Rockbeare Manor is a country house near to the villages of Rockbeare and Cranbrook, to the East of Exeter. It’s a 16 minute cycle ride from Cranbrook train station (see the map below, or here for full Google Maps directions). Alternatively, it’s 10 minutes by car from the M5, just off the A30 near Exeter Airport. For full address information and directions, please see here.