Meet the Trustee Board

As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Move More has a board of trustees which are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. Trustees are all voluntary positions which define the charity’s long term direction, as well as ensuring it is effectively and properly run alongside the executive team.  

Will Parker

Interim Chair 

Background

Will has worked in sport for over 20 years having begun his career in coaching and school sport with a sport and exercise science background.  Will’s career has led to him working for and with various National Governing Bodies of Sport and other youth charities, in roles such as: Chief Officer, Board Director and consultant.  More recently, Will spent five years at Sport England as Head of Children & Young People responsible for public investment, working closely with Government and leading on policy nationally.  Will also has a strong research background having completed post-graduate research and formed a successful sport insight business.  Will is currently the Director of Sport & Physical Activity at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Why I am a trustee at Move More

Move More has a wonderful set of values and a simple but compelling vision: Every Child Active.  I know the power that sport and activity has to change lives, from physical and mental health to wider social outcomes.  Move More has an incredible impact on children across Gloucestershire and it is a privilege to help guide their strategy over the coming years to increase their reach and deepen the long lasting impact of their work.

 

Steve Savory OBE

Trustee

Background

Steve has recently retired as the CEO and Accounting Officer of the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance and now acts as an education consultant. During the 2016-17 academic year Steve was one of two part-time Deputy Directors in the DFE supporting the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West. Steve was elected by his peers to the RSC SW Headteacher Board in October 2017. He works with the DfE as a Lead Education Advisor and is part of a team working on guidelines for Multi Academy Trusts’ School Improvement.

He has been a Headteacher with a sustained track record of school improvement for more than twenty years. Following three years as a part-time Ofsted Inspector, Steve found that he preferred fixing schools. As both a Local and National Leader of Education he has supported a number of schools out of special measures; this included several years of Executive Headship. He has worked with vulnerable schools since 2007 supporting system leadership in Gloucestershire and neighbouring authorities. Steve has also been an NPQH tutor, assessor and trainer from 2001 to 2009 and now develops and delivers leadership training for the GLA. Steve was Chair of the Gloucestershire Primary Head’s Association for 10 years until 2008, and served on the GCC strategic development group from 2005 to 2007, working closely with lead councilors and senior officers. He was also vice-chair of the School Forum from inception in 2003 to 2013. 

Why I Am A TRUSTEE AT MOVE MORE

I believe encouraging young people to become more involved with sport and activity as well as gaining knowledge around healthy living promotes long term physical and mental health benefits. There is an intrinsic enjoyment in sport and youngsters have fun as well. I believe these activities develop confidence in young people to enable them to face the ever increasing pressures from a social media society. Move More as an organisation is a forward thinking and committed team dedicated to bringing these benefits to as many young people as possible.

Liam Wilkinson 

Safeguarding Lead Trustee

Background

Following an injury curtailed career as an Army Officer, I undertook a degree in Sports Science and Physiology at Leeds University. I then trained to teach Maths and PE and was selected for the Fast track Head Teacher programme. I have led various subjects and projects in schools in Birmingham before moving to All Saints’ Academy in Cheltenham, as Assistant Principal in 2013. I was appointed Vice Principal in 2015 and am currently acting as interim principal. I have been married for 10 years to Sarah and have twin daughters, Olive and Juno.

Why I am a Trustee at Move More

I have thrived personally and professionally because of the impact of sport and exercise throughout my early life, when my family circumstances were consistently challenging. Having had opportunities to attend sports camps and work with coaches from primary age upward led me to make positive life choices. The mission of Move More is to support young people in doing this through a variety of interconnected approaches and to be involved in supporting this in any way that I can is a privilege.

Caryn Smith

Trustee

Background

Caryn is the Head Teacher at St James’ C of E Primary, Cheltenham. She has been in the teaching profession for 24 years, with experience of teaching children from Reception to Year 6. Caryn is the ‘PE and Sports Funding Strategic Lead’, developing a culture where Physical Education and active pupils is at the heart of her school. St James’ has been a pilot school in Cheltenham for using the CAS (Creating Active Schools) framework.  Caryn’s vision is that PE and Sport at St James is not only about giving the pupils the fundamental skills they need to be active but that they are given a variety of experiences which gives them a love of being active in school, outside of school and with their families. In 2016/2017 Caryn was a Farmington Scholar at Oxford University to develop a visual model to support teachers in understanding Spiritual Growth. As a result of this project, Caryn has co-written a chapter about developing a ‘Vision Driven Curriculum’ in a book called ‘Inspiring Primary Curriculum Design’. 

Why I am a Trustee at Move More

At St James’ our vision is ‘Inspiring and Growing For Fullness of Life’. I am passionate about giving our pupils the foundations they need to be active throughout their life, which is so important for our pupils to have ‘fullness of life’. Move More has played an integral part in supporting our school, not only with our PE and Sport provision but also the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils. I am priveledged  to be a Trustee at Move More and part of their future journey in giving children the opportunity to be active, healthy and happy. 

 

Bob Barker

Trustee

Background

Retired chartered accountant with a career spanning the accounting profession, financial services and the non profit sector. Nine years as the Finance Director of CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity, followed by a further nine years in the same role with Sunfield, a residential special needs school. Trustee experience across a range of charities, currently Treasurer of East Glos (a Community Amateur Sports Club).
Regular racket sports player (currently in to padel), cyclist and walker. Weekly parkrunner and event volunteer (King George and Cheltenham Juniors). Football club co-owner (AFC Wimbledon).

Why I am a Trustee at Move More

I’ve always led an active life and have enjoyed participating in many sports over the years. Excelling in precisely none of them! Which hasn’t mattered in the slightest – it’s been the taking part that’s been important. We don’t all have the ability and aspiration to reach “elite” standards. Move More endeavours to get all children active and I’m very proud to be a part of this forward looking and innovative organisation.

 

Claire Coulter

Trustee

Background

With coming up to 20 years professional services experience Claire currently acts as head of department for a FTSE 100 wealth management business.   Her main area of expertise is recruitment, employer branding, and inclusion and diversity but she has a broader HR background and is CIPD part qualified.   Claire is qualified in psychometric assessments and is Hogan trained.  She is married with two young sons who are both at primary school in Bishops Cleeve.

 

Why I am a Trustee at Move More

My family have experienced first-hand the quality holiday provision Move More provides.   It has been great to see my son grow in confidence as he tries new things and is supported to make new friends.  This positive experience led me to explore more about Move More and its ambition to ensure all children in our local area benefit physically and mentally from being active.  Complex mental health conditions run in my family and I am keen to ensure young people have the tools they need to look after their own mental health.  I am a keen runner having completed Couch to 5K back in 2019 and I enjoy Pilates and yoga in my spare time.  Move More’s values align strongly with my own, it is an honour to be part of the team as they evolve and widen their reach helping even more young people to engage with physical activity as part of a wider wellbeing strategy.

 

Gareth Brookes

Trustee

Background

Gareth has worked in the sports sector for 30 years, initially as a watersports instructor then managing outdoor education and watersports centres both in the UK and overseas. His career has included time working for both Worcestershire and Gloucestershire County Councils where he trained and worked as a youth worker. The last 20 years have been spent working for the RYA (the national governing body for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating) initially in Gloucestershire creating school to club links and training instructors, then as a Regional Development Officer supporting a network of 150 clubs, charities and commercial providers of watersports activities.  He now manages the RYA’s regional teams, overseeing the creation and implementation of their delivery plans, as well as the wider support for their 1200 affiliated organisations.

 

Why I am a Trustee at Move More

I have benefited hugely from sport and have been fortunate enough to help many others on their own journeys as participants and coaches. I want all young people to be active, to know the joy of sport and to feel the benefits that it can bring. My hopes for young people align with the vision of Move More, which is what attracted me to becoming a Trustee.  It’s an honour to support this organisation and I hope to help it to grow the number of young people who benefit from its valuable work.

Elizabeth Spry

Trustee

Background

With over 20 years of experience in people focused roles, predominantly in HR, I have the privilege of leading an HR function of a multinational engineering organisation listed in the FTSE100. My professional journey has been through a diverse range of people focused roles in the nuclear and energy sector, contributing to my expertise in developing talent, fostering business growth and helping to drive organisational success.

 

Why I am a Trustee at Move More

I am passionate about physical activity and sport, having benefitted physically and mentally through my life from being involved in equestrian sports, triathlon, more recently functional fitness, and anything outdoors. I strongly believe in children having the opportunities and tools to ensure their holistic wellbeing and am keen to inspire my passion for physical activity within my own family. I have a 6-year-old son who has attended Move More camps and is very excited that Mummy is becoming part of their journey.

Professor Derek Peters

Trustee