Meet our Trustees
Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust is governed by a board of 11 voluntary Trustees, made up of local residents, two serving Members of the Council and a member of staff from the Trust. They bring with them an impressive range of experience and knowledge from a variety of sectors, including accountancy, education, business, human resources and IT. The Board work with the Chief Executive and the executive management team to make strategic policy and planning decisions and to guide the organisation.
Alan Nicholl - Chair
Since 1998 Alan has been Chairman of the Tonbridge Sports Association (TSA), an organisation that represents sports clubs in Tonbridge and surrounding areas. The TSA is reported to be one of the largest independent Sports Associations in the UK with over 50 clubs covering 20 different sports. A retired Chartered Accountant, Alan is a keen tennis player and at a very early age was a semi-professional footballer. He is a Trustee representative for Poult Wood.
Tonbridge resident Isabel has been Head of Human Resources by profession and was Head of Human Resources at Wealden District Council for 12 years. She was recently promoted to be Head of Policy, Partnerships and Communications and now manages four different sections including Corporate and Planning policy and Community Development and Regeneration. Her work also includes managing two outsources contracts for Waste Collection and for the delivery of Leisure Services. Isabel is a regular attendee of the Angel Centre exercice classes.
Kim has worked at tmactive's Larkfield Leisure Centre for the past 15 years and is the staff representative on the Board. After studying Leisure & Tourism at sixth form, Kim became a full time member of staff at the Centre and worked her way up to Team Leader and Stand-in Duty Manager before taking on the role of Membership Advisor. She is a keen swimmer and qualified swim teacher.
Tonbridge born Mark is one of two TMBC nominated trustees and has served as a Councillor for the Cage Green Ward in north Tonbridge since 2007. Mark worked in London for 25 years before returning to local firm Warners Solicitors and becoming a partner in 1989. He is Vice President of Tonbridge Juddians RC and administration manager of his son's team at Tonbridge Junior Football Club.
Neil lives in St Mary's Platt and is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in commercial property. A self-employed consultant he works very closely with Michael Rogers LLP, and is based in their Sevenoaks office. He has three children who attend Platt Primary School where he has been a governor for the last three years. All of the family Salisbury family regularly use the swimming pool at Larkfield Leisure Centre.
Australian born Sarah has lived in Mereworth since 1999. She works for Wealden District Council and has enjoyed various roles including Arts Development and Community Regeneration. She is a keen horse-rider and swimmer, having taken part in several Swimathons. She considers Larkfield Leisure Centre her second home having enrolled her children on many activity courses; her and her husband regularly use the pool and gym.
Simon and his family moved to Tonbridge five years ago. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and for the past six years has been the Finance Director at AXA Art Insurance. Outside of work, Simon is a trustee of the Museum Valuation Charitable Trust, plays golf at Poult Wood and enjoys mountain biking and running. His family regularly visit the Angel Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool.
The Betts family have a history of farming in Kent going way back to the 1500s. Robin decided to carry out a diversification project in 2006 and has built up a world award winning cheese business using milk from the family farm. The second TMBC nominated trustees, Robin is Councillor for the Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted Ward and has two children whom attend Wrotham Primary School and are keen members of Larkfield Swimming Club.
Duncan and his wife Liz moved to Kit's Coty, near Aylesford 20 years ago. During that time they became keen triathletes, helping to create the triathlon section of Larkfield AC (based at LLC) and becoming qualified triathlon coaches. Duncan's day job is management consultancy in the banking sector. Duncan has been a long term user of the swimming pool at Larkfield, and also loves to swim at Leybourne Lakes in Leybourne Country Park.
Stewart moved with his family to Tonbridge in 2013. With a background in Project Finance, Stewart now works for Local Partnerships helping Councils and Government Departments with a focus on achieving better value from complex public sector contracts let to the private and third sectors. Stewart is a regular user of the Angel Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool.
Born and raised in Kent, Louise learnt to swim at Larkfield Leisure Centre and both her and her partner remain regular users of the Centre. Louise works locally in project and change management, and is pleased to be appointed a tmactive Trustee.