Who’s Who

GM Active is a collective of 12 leisure and community organisations from across Greater Manchester that are all part of the same movement, to get more people physically active. Together, we are expertly placed to answer these challenges for Greater Manchester and help to build the healthy, happy and prosperous region that we all aspire to. GM Active is led by the leaders of the 12 Member organisations who are featured below.

Chris Turner

Business Manager, GM Active

Pete Burt

Managing Director, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Chair, GM Active

Why GM Active?: It provides the opportunity to shape the long-term future for leisure, physical activity and wellbeing provision for the whole conurbation through collaboration.

Favourite Activity: Cycling

Andy King

Chief Executive, Link4Life and Vice-Chair, GM Active

Why GM Active? : GM Active is an essential part of our strategy as all Leisure Trusts come under increasing pressures and collaboration is vital to thrive and survive.

Favourite Activity: Rugby, Cycling

Mark Chew

Director of Leisure, Salford Community Leisure

Why GM Active?: I am passionate about the promotion and development of sport and physical activity opportunities for the residents of Salford and Greater Manchester – GM Active supports this through collaboration.

Favourite Activity: Swimming, obstacle races

Zilpha Lang

Leisure facilities Operation Manager, Bury Council

Why GM Active?: I am passionate about encouraging the residents of Bury to live active and healthy lives. GM Active is enabling mass change so all residents can Live Well.

Favourite Activity: Running, cycling, swimming and playing tennis

Stuart Lockwood

Chief Executive, Oldham Community Leisure

Why GM Active?: GM Active is a tangible expression of the level of co-operation within our sector. We have a really strong collaborative ethos with everyone recognising that together we can achieve more.

Favourite Activity: Football, golf

Paul Bartle

Managing Director, Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust Ltd (Bolton Arena)

Why GM ACtive?: The opportunity to be involved with a group of like minded leisure providers to positively impact, with scale, on the health and wellbeing of the Greater Manchester population is one not to be missed.

Favourite Activity: Golf, tennis.

Sally Kurton

Partnership Director, Bolton Community Leisure Trust

Why GM Active?: We’re combining forces to really impact the people of Greater Manchester on a larger scale as an organisation influencing direction to make more people more active.

Favourite Activity: Hockey, Triathlon

Malcolm McPhail

Chief Executive, Life Leisure

Why GM Active?: GM Active provides an opportunity to directly support devolution and the public health agenda by bringing leisure operators together across Greater Manchester.

Favourite Activity: Masters Athletics

Jo Cherrett

Chief Operating Officer, Trafford Leisure Community Interest Company

Why GM Active? : GM Active enables my colleagues and I to work collaboratively in an environment that is every changing and ever challenging. We can achieve so much more together for the benefit of all our people and neighbourhoods.

Favourite Activity: Latin and Ballroom Dancing

Eddie Flanagan

Chief Executive, Wythenshawe Forum Trust Ltd

Chris Rushton

Interim Chief Executive, Active Tameside

Why GM Active?: There is a constant tension between localism and sustainability within our sector and I believe that GM Active has the potential to reconcile these conflicting dynamics.

Favourite Activity: Swimming

Who's Involved

GM Active is made up of 12 separate leisure and cultural community organisations across Greater Manchester, making it possible for us to reach communities across the whole region.

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  • Wythenshawe Forum Trust

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