From a variety of backgrounds including financial management, risk management, finance, health and customer services and with demonstrable success in business at both national and international level, all Trustees are volunteers, passionately committed to the ethos of the charity.
Dr Keith Blacker
Gavin Scott Duncan
Sue Mills currently works as Coach/Trainer for the Sales and Installations Division. She is passionate about the provision of first class customer service and ensuring that the customer is always the top priority. Prior to that, Sue worked in Sales for both Stannah and the local Andover Advertiser and also had a stint as an Estate Agent.
Sue has lived in Andover since a very early age and is delighted to be invited to join Valley Leisure. As a proud local, she will strive to assist with any projects that might enhance our local community. Sue is married with two grown up daughters, a son-in-law and a grand-daughter and in her spare time enjoys spending time with both the family and friends alike.
In 2000 he became the AA’s Director of Business Services, a position he held until 2003. He then moved into Financial Services with Simplyhealth, becoming the Director of Customer Service until 2009 and the Finance Director of P&I Ltd from 2010 to 2014, prior to joining the Harwood Wealth Management Group in 2014 as CFO. Harwood completed a successful listing to the AIM market in 2016.
Following two full years as a listed Company delivering results ahead of market expectations, Nick decided to step down from the Board and continues as Company Secretary on a part-time basis.
Senior Management Team
The day-to-day operation of the charity is managed by a skilled and dedicated team of Senior Managers. Together, with their complementary backgrounds and skillsets, they facilitate the delivery of the service and charitable objectives.
Having then gained further experience with the leading national operator of bowling venues, Chris returned to Valley Leisure in April 2019 as the Operations Manager. In August 2020, Chris was appointed as the Chief Executive and will now be the driving force behind ensuring the charity continues to develop and deliver in these challenging times.
Barry joined Valley Leisure in February 2011.
Partnerships Development Manager
Having started ‘on the shop floor’ as a Fitness Instructor whilst studying a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, Liz has harnessed and honed her unique communication style to establish and energise partnership networks, inspiring others to believe in the ‘I Can’ concept and all that Valley Leisure seeks to achieve throughout its charitable work.