Our Trustees

Energise Me Trustees lead us to achieve our mission and purpose. They make sure we meet our legal duties and excel as a charity.

Our board of trustees brings together individuals with a wide range of skills and expertise. They ask us questions to help us think differently. They make suggestions to move things forward. And they act as a sounding board for ideas.

We aspire to have a diverse group of trustees who are representative of our local community. Our board already exceeds Sport England’s A Code for Sports Governance target. But we know there is more that we can do.

Our trustees are committed to tackling barriers that prevent people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds from enjoying an active lifestyle.

To achieve our goals, we need a board of trustees who are as diverse as the people we're trying to reach.

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Who's who

Jon Monkcom (Chair) – Chair of Wessex Group

Jon knows a thing or two about how businesses should run. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and set up the Wessex Group in 1992.

In the past, Jon has taken on various non-executive Director roles – for the Theatre Royal Winchester, the Hampshire Voluntary Housing Association and a digital arts organisation.

But Jon always finds time for tennis.

Dr Paul O’Halloran – GP partner, Sutton Scotney

Paul is a GP partner, living and working in Hampshire. He has been working in Sutton Scotney for the last 10 years, having previously worked in Andover. These roles have given him the opportunity to improve the health of his patients. He is a GP trainer, GP appraiser and sits on the Wessex GP tutor group.

Paul is also the Primary Care lead for the Wessex Strategic Clinical Network for diabetes. Paul hopes to bring health knowledge to the Energise Me board.

In his spare time, he is a keen cyclist and sees the health benefits of activity in the lives of all people.

Steven Pease – Business Consultant

Steven is a Chartered Management Accountant and an experienced business consultant. He works with public and private sector clients to implement large change programmes within their organisations.

Steven is an experienced Trustee. He served on the Board of one of the first sports clubs to move to Charitable Incorporated Organisation status. More recently, he has served as a Trustee for a CIO that supports and promotes community participation in healthy recreation and the arts.

A Saints football fan, Steven enjoys watching them play as well as volunteering with their community foundation.

Selina Russell – Director, Cheeky Rascals

Selina built her business, Cheeky Rascals whilst living and working as a new mum in France. The company supplies mums and dads with nursery products from across the globe.

Selina’s expertise and knowledge are widely recognised across the nursery industry. She sits on the board for the Baby Products Association (BPA) and is also part of a European Working Group for Child Safety Standards.

She loves playing squash and also spends time with her family doing lots of outdoor activities – from cycling and surfing to canoeing and skiing.

Dawn Tilley – Headteacher, St Francis C E Primary School

Dawn has taught in Hampshire for over 14 years. She became Headteacher of St Francis CE Primary School in 2019.

Dawn believes in coaching, mentoring and teamwork to bring out the best in people. These are all things she has experienced through her lifelong love of netball. She’s confident that, used in the right way, they can improve an individual’s and team’s performance.

Equality Statement

In line with Sport England’s A Code for Sports Governance, we recruit and engage with people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further our organisations’ goals. We demonstrate a strong and public commitment to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity on our Board.

We aim to have a minimum of 30% of each gender on our Board and greater diversity generally. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, and disability.

We are pleased to say that our Board exceeds Sport England’s A Code for Sports Governance target of a minimum of 30%.

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