The role of a Trustee
InspireAll is managed by paid staff, under the governance of a Board of Trustees, which is comprised of a minimum of three and maximum of eleven Trustees who are volunteers with a varied range of experience as business leaders in human resources, accounts, marketing, health and safety, catering. Board members have a responsibility regarding the governance of the charity in-line with The Charity Commission and to ensure adherence to InspireAll’s memorandum and articles of association.
In order to ensure good governance and the smooth operation of the business, there are clearly identified roles and responsibilities for Trustees. The Board holds formal meetings, regularly visits the facilities and has involvement in additional committees including Finance, Development and Human Resources. Annually a Strategic Planning Day is attended by the board of Trustees and Senior Management team to consider the long term strategy for the Charity.
Appointing a new Trustee and member to the Board
The current Board are looking to recruit people who have the skills to complement those already available and provide strategic direction and support for the management team. This will involve attending Board meetings, with a potential to be a member of the Board’s sub-committees as well as being able to offer advice and support to an enthusiastic management team.
Whilst an unpaid position, becoming a Board member is a rewarding experience with involvement within an innovative community and commercially aware organisation. InspireAll is striving to be the best provider of leisure and family centres in the locality and to positively enhance the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves.
For further information please contact David Brame, Chief Executive, InspireAll Leisure & Family Support Services, The Venue, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1JY Tel: 01727 744250
Colin spent much of his career in commercial roles in the energy industry where, before taking early retirement in 2013, he was responsible for the marketing of gas and electricity, plus associated services, to EDF Energy’s larger business customers. The role encompassed marketing strategy, new product development, added-value services, market research and marketing communications. During his time with the business, it grew from being a relatively minor player to the leading supplier, by volume, to the business market. Prior to joining the Company, Colin worked in commercial and operational roles with TI Drynamels (industrial coatings); Creda (domestic appliance manufacture and servicing); Servowarm (central heating installation and service); Warwicker Associates (marketing consultancy). Away from the office, Colin is a big sports fan, playing hockey and cricket and, as a genuine Mancunian, watching Manchester United courtesy of Sky and BT Sport. As well as being a Trustee of InspireAll, Colin devotes much of his time to helping run Radlett Cricket Club and is also a Trustee of West Herts Hockey Club.
Michael began his career at Diageo, juggling a full-time role with playing rugby at the highest level, gaining 10 international caps for Ireland. Michael joined Diageo, or Guinness as it was at the time in 1978 as a Junior Brewer direct from Trinity. Twenty-eight years later having moved to London and after a wide range of operational, customer service, commercial and sales roles he began a new challenge in the sports marketing sector. In 2009 Michael joined The John Lyon School, a boy’s 11 to 18 independent school in Harrow as Commercial Director and moved to the role of Bursar in September of that same year. Michael now enjoys watching his two boys playing rugby, attends sports and other entertainment events with his wife, keeps fit and plays golf regularly. He has been a Trustee since its inception in November 2001.
Kevin O’Malley commenced articles in 1976 with a London firm of chartered accountants and qualified in 1980. In 1988 he started his own accountancy practice and continues to run this today. Apart from the practice Kevin is a director and shareholder of a number of companies and the largest is Rye House Kart Raceway, which is the race circuit that Lewis Hamilton started his career. Kevin is an avid motor racing enthusiast and used to be a member at Bushey Country Club. Kevin joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and in addition to being a Trustee, Kevin chairs the InspireAll F&D committee.
Tony has 35 years’ experience leading large catering and retail businesses in the UK and Europe. His roles included CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, operating 700 outlets of various brands to Chairman of the business operating Eurostar's onboard services and MD of West Cornwall Pasty Co. He has been a regular user of InspireAll’s facilities for many years and became a Trustee in 2013 to help support the Charity and use some of the experience gained during his working career. In addition to being a Trustee, Tony also chairs the InspireAll HR Committee.
Alison is a former solicitor and joined InspireAll as a trustee in 2015, when she retired from her partnership in the City of London. She has a wealth of experience in advising on commercial employment issues for all sizes of businesses from startups and charitable organisations to multinational companies. Alison and her family have lived in Radlett for 30 years. She currently takes advantage of the free-swimming for seniors at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre. Alison is also a trustee of an international cancer charity and provides regular pro bono employment advice at Toynbee Hall in London.
Miranda works as a lawyer with additional time spent as a chair of governors at a primary school in Borehamwood. Miranda has lived in Hertfordshire for most of her life. She has regularly used both The Venue and Bushey Grove Leisure Centre for many years enjoying activities with her family such as soft play and swimming lessons and taking part in Zumba and Yoga classes. Miranda joined the Board of Trustees in 2016.
Nick has had a varied career working mainly in general management roles from the hospitality sector to construction, running a number of businesses both for himself and for large corporations, and working all across the UK and Channel Islands. In addition to some senior sales and marketing roles, he also has significant experience in business start-ups, acquisitions and greenfield site development. He has been using many of InspireAll’s facilities with his family ever since he moved into the area over 15 years ago and was attracted by the broad range of services offered by the trust. Nick joined the board of Trustees in 2019.
Amanda is a marketing and advertising specialist having worked in the industry for over 25 years. She is passionate about advertising and the rise of digital and social media and getting the right message to the right people at the right time. As a resident of Hertsmere and a regular gym-goer, she is keen to ensure the gyms, pools, spas, health suites and leisure facilities are what the area needs and are marketed well to help keep us fit and healthy. Amanda joined the Board of Trustees in 2019.