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Our board

Active Gloucestershire is a charity and company limited by guarantee. As such, our board of trustees are also Directors and are responsible for the overall governance and administration of the charity including:

  • setting the strategic direction for the organisation 
  • maintaining the financial health and well-being of the organisation including reviewing risk 
  • upholding the reputation of organisation
  • scrutinising the performance of the organisation and holding the executive staff to account.
  • ensuring that Active Gloucestershire operates in accordance with charitable and company law and in line with its governing documents

Diversity and equality

Active Gloucestershire is committed to achieving a balance of age and gender on its board and increasing the diversity of members background to more closely represent the communities we seek to work alongside. This includes increasing the representation of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those who live with a disability or long-term health condition.

We do review the make-up of our board and encourage applications from a broad range of suitably qualified candidates that reflect the population of Gloucestershire.

We are looking for two new members of the board to join from October 2020 – have a look at our vacancies page to see what this role could mean for you, and the benefit you could bring to our organisation.


Board Members

Jan Bowen-Nielsen
Active Gloucestershire Chair

  • Founder and Managing Director of Quiver Management, an award-winning coaching, leadership training and change management consultancy with head office in the Cotswolds.
  • Previous international senior management career with blue-chip organisations, including a CEO role for an international company based in USA and a variety of senior technical, commercial and operational management roles.
  • Non-executive director at WE Bridge International and previous non-executive and advisory board member roles for EMCC UK (The European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
  • Qualified Senior Practitioner in Coaching and Mentoring, a member of EMCC, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Professional Member of the Professional Speakers Association.
  • Holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the IoD, an MBA from Henley Management College and a BSc from the Danish Engineering Academy.
  • Enjoys competing in endurance events having completed Ironman, Marathon des Sables and other multi-discipline and ultra-marathon events.

Tania Jane Hamilton
Active Gloucestershire Board Member

  • Owner and Director of Hamilton’s HR LTD; HR Specialist and Consultant.
  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
  • ACAS trained Mediator, resolving conflict using mediation skills.
  • Accredited CIPD Certificate of Achievement on the West Midlands Employers Aspire HR Business Partner Programme.
  • Diverse HR experience of public, private and non-profit organisations.
  • Contributor, co-presenter/guest on radio shows (Gloucester FM, Radio Newark).
  • Marathon runner; London; New York, Brighton, Manchester.
  • Registered Athlete with Gloucester Athletics Club and England Athletics.
  • Classically Trained Singer, band leader/manager and songwriter.
  • Charity fundraiser and events co-ordinator.
  • Proud Godmother to four amazing Godchildren.

Jon McGinty
Active Gloucestershire Board Member

  • Managing Director at Gloucester City Council and Commissioning Director at Gloucestershire County Council.
  • Jointly employed by Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire County Council since July 2015 to provide strategic leadership and joined up working across the two Councils and beyond.
  • Previously Deputy Chief Executive at Aylesbury Vale District Council, where he chaired the local Community Safety Partnership and the Buckinghamshire Youth Offending Service Management Board.
  • Previously Board Member of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership (LEAP) and helped deliver Opening Ceremonies at Stoke Mandeville for 2012 Summer Paralympic Games and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
  • Prior to joining Local Government, a Civil Servant policy advisor and analyst for sixteen years, undertaking a variety of roles at the Office for National Statistics and latterly the Department for Communities and Local Government.
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
  • FA level 1 football coach currently studying for level 2 qualification. Plays football and badminton socially.

David Newton
Active Gloucestershire Board Member

  • Retired Solicitor following a career in the finance and legal sector.
  • Served in numerous leadership roles having gained a variety of generic and technical skills.
  • Voluntary experience as trustee, treasurer and chair of various local non­profit organisations.
  • Currently working with a national charitable advice agency.
  • Serving member of AG Finance & Resources Committee.
  • Actively involved in competitive sport and coaching at various age group levels.

Emma Owen
Active Gloucestershire Board Member

  • Head of Leadership & People Development, St. James’s Place Wealth Management.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
  • Experienced HR & Development professional across different corporate organisations. Passionate about helping create an inclusive environment at work where everyone can fulfil their potential.
  • Previously Trustee at Longfield hospice.
  • Mother of 3 and regularly involved in organisation of events to fundraise for schools.
  • Previously child protection officer at Painswick Rugby club.
  • A regular ‘Fun League’ netballer and also run to keep fit.

Terry Smith
Active Gloucestershire Board Member

  • Terry Smith acts as Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee after a career in public sector finance.
  • Worked for Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud District Council becoming Chief Accountant and then Assistant Treasurer (Accountancy).
  • Worked in NHS Finance for 20 years, including 12 years as a Director of Finance.
  • Treasurer and a Trustee of the Kambia Appeal, a locally based charity which supports the strengthening of healthcare services for women and children in the Kambia District of Sierra Leone.
  • Terry is a lifelong football fan, his father having been a top class referee, and now plays walking football on a regular basis.

  • City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom, GL1 4DF
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