Active Devon is constituted as a not-for-profit, unincorporated association. The Active Devon Board is our principal decision making body. It provides strategic leadership of Active Devon including the approval each year of a delivery/business plan.determines our strategic direction and alignment, exercises oversight and accountability and provides a sounding board and critical challenge to the Chief Executive and staff team. It ensures that general governance is shared, rather than resting with one single agency or individual.

Through a formal partnership arrangement, Devon County Council (DCC) is the accountable body for Active Devon. This means that key operational functions and policies, such as financial regulation and personnel employment is discharged by DCC enabling Active Devon to focus on collaboration with key local community, sport and public sector partners.

Corporate Information

Active Devon publishes a wide range of corporate information to enable stakeholders to have a good understanding of the organisation. Take a look at our Corporate Information page where you can download information about our governance, strategy, activities, Board business, performance etc. 

Board Members

Board Members are recruited from sectors/organisations relevant to the work of Active Devon to provide a broad range of skills, experience and local knowledge. Active Devon’s current Chair is Holly Woodford. 

You can see all of our current Board Members below.

Board Member Recruitment

Active Devon maintains a register of potential candidates for Board Membership so that when, from time to time vacancies occur, we can ensure that the Board maintains a strong combined skill set.

You can see more information about the role and applying to become a Board Member in our Board Member advert and information.

Holly Woodford

Founder of tumuv Ltd & GoPlayGo

Appointed: Jan 2013 | Board role(s): Chair

Karen Cook

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth Marjon University

Appointed: Jan 2013 | Board role(s): Vice Chair, Audit sub-committee Chair, Lead Board...

Lyn Brown

Founder and Director, Inspire South West

Appointed: Jan 2014 | Board role(s): Lead Board Member for Safeguarding and Performance

Diana Crump

CEO, Living Options Devon

Appointed: Jul 2013 | Board role(s): Lead Board Member for Equality

Andrew Hawkins

Chairman ComRes

Appointed: Nov 2016

Simon Kitchen

Head of Communities, Devon County Council

Appointed: Nov 2016 | Board role(s): Devon County Council appointee, Lead Board Member...

Andy Martin

Sport/Education Consultant, Freelance

Appointed: Mar 2017

Jim Nye

Chief Superintendent, Devon & Cornwall Police

Appointed: Jan 2014 | Board role(s): Audit sub-committee member, Lead Board Member for...

Governance Information

For related governance information, please see the links below.