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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

  • Ian Brown

    Ian Brown

    Ian Brown


    Ian is one of our Project Leads. He develops and delivers multiple projects and programmes that engage the people in Lincolnshire facing the highest levels of inequalities, focusing primarily on ethnically diverse communities and people with disabilities. He’s also the lead for equality, diversity and inclusion across Active Lincolnshire.

    Ian strongly believes in making physical activity accessible for everyone. As part of this commitment, he coordinates the Wheelchair Sports Programme, which has had over ten years of success. The project uses reverse integration, where both able-bodied and disabled people take part in a wheelchair sport, ensuring a level playing field and giving those with a disability the chance to excel.

    Ian also leads the Lincolnshire Elite Athletes Programme and the Active Lives Children and Young People survey. Designed to measure the attitudes, behaviours and activity levels of children aged 5-16, the Active Lives survey provides an insight into how active young people in Lincolnshire are.

    Ian is passionate about the role physical activity plays in improving and maintaining good mental and physical health, increasing confidence and developing friendships. Through lived experience, Ian has seen the power that sport has to provide opportunities, goals and hope, as well as giving him the ability to support people going through similar experiences.

    Outside of work, Ian loves spending time with his wife and daughter, along with doing DIY and playing with power tools. He spends most of his free time coaching, running and playing in a wheelchair basketball club, as well as supporting other clubs across the East Midlands.

    Ian.Brown@activelincolnshire.com
    07903 266 224

  • Greg Brown

    Greg Brown

    Greg Brown


    Greg Brown joined Active Lincolnshire in June 2022 as Children and Young People Lead. He is responsible for the coordination and development of Active Lincolnshire’s work that seeks to enable children and young people to be more active, more often through the provision of positive experiences.

    This area of work will see him work with partner organisations and stakeholders to collaborate around opportunities for participation, advocating for the positive impact being physically active can have on the lives of Lincolnshire’s children and young people.

    Before joining Active Lincolnshire, Greg worked in schools providing, supporting and developing outstanding PE provision. He has a passion for ensuring every child has access to enjoyable, high-quality, inclusive experiences though varying activities.

    Outside of work, Greg loves to spend time with his family, be that through the various activities Lincolnshire has to offer or just out exploring the fabulous green spaces in the county. Although most of his spare time is spent with his two children he loves to remain active by playing football and golf when he can.

  • Paul Chandler

    Paul Chandler

    Paul Chandler


    Paul Chandler joined Active Lincolnshire in July 2022 as the Marketing & Communications Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the marketing for Active Lincolnshire and communicating the positive work that Active Lincolnshire and our partners do.

    This role sees Paul covering all areas of our work across the six strands of the Let's Move Lincolnshire Strategy promoting the work we do around them, as well as continuing to develop our public facing Let's Move Lincolnshire website with it's Activity Finder to inspire more people to get active to make it easier for them to find new ways to do so. Paul's role is integrated with all our other team members to use data and insights to communicate to those most in need of our support.

    Prior to joining Active Lincolnshire, Paul has been involved in the retail and ecommerce sector giving a different perspective on many of our challenges. However before pursuing marketing, Paul worked in the leisure industry teaching & coaching swimming as well as supervising and supporting the training orgainsation to deliver swimming lessons for those who otherwise couldn't access them.

    Outside of work, Paul will often be found with his dogs. You might find him out for a walk exploring the best of Lincolnshire's countryside, cycling down quieter roads, paddling along a tranquil stretch of river or even sprinting down a winding footpath as they train for canicross races (cross country running but with a dog lending a helping paw).

    paul.chandler@activelincolnshire.com

    07721 469 415

  • Jim Claffey

    Jim Claffey

    Jim Claffey


    Jim joined Active Lincolnshire in April 2022 as Digital Marketing and Commercial Lead.

    A key part of Jim’s role is developing Let's Move Lincolnshire and its open data Activity Finder. He works with clubs, and activity providers to support them to add their sessions onto the finder, as well as developing digital content. Jim also leads the corporate wheelchair basketball programme and works to develop business networks to generate commercial income.

    Outside of work, Jim has a passion for sport and is a director of Lincoln Basketball. He enjoys all aspects of digital technology and windy walks.

    Jim.claffey@activelincolnshire.com

    07903 266033

  • Matt Evans

    Matt Evans

    Matt Evans


    As Active People & Place Manager, Matt is one of our senior team members, responsible for working on the Let’s Move Lincolnshire strategy. He also takes the lead on health projects such as active travel and social prescribing, which help get more people to be active on a daily basis.

    This area of work sees Active Lincolnshire collaborate with strategic partners across a range of sectors and agendas, including public health, local authorities, the local economy and the environment. Using data and insights, Matt works with these partners to raise the profile of physical activity in order to improve the population’s health – which, in turn, helps workforce productivity, pollution levels and our local landscape.

    Before joining Active Lincolnshire, Matt worked in schools, developing opportunities to get more young people involved in sport and physical activity – regardless of their abilities or personal circumstances. He’s passionate about helping people find that one special activity they enjoy above all else, with a firm belief that there’s something out there for everyone.

    Outside of work, Matt and his family can often be seen walking their dog and making the most of the footpaths and bridleways in Lincolnshire. He’s also keen on cycling and running, and has managed to complete many half-marathon distances (although not very quickly), with the ambition of one day doing a full marathon.

    Matthew.Evans@activelincolnshire.com

  • Dom Fieldhouse-Gray

    Dom Fieldhouse-Gray

    Dom Fieldhouse-Gray


    Dom joined Active Lincolnshire in April 2022 as Physical Activity Sector Lead, responsible for the coordination and network development of the physical activity, leisure and sport sector within the county.

    The cornerstone of Dom's role is to initiate, build and maintain strong knowledge and relationships across the provision of organised formal and informal physical activity providers in Lincolnshire. He will be supporting the training and skills development of the delivery workforce, to ensure the sector is ‘fit for purpose’ and relevant to the need.

    He will also advocating for and provide best practice advice and guidance on inequalities and inclusion, ensuring the physical activity offer is available to everyone and barriers to participation are understood and addressed.

    Outside of work, Dom enjoys exploring Lincolnshire's countryside by bike - a new passion thanks to the first lockdown - and making any excuse to go see gigs and concerts.

    Dominic.Fieldhouse-gray@activelincolnshire.com

    07903 266106

  • Lorna Leach

    Lorna Leach

    Lorna Leach Director of Transformation


    Lorna Leach joined Active Lincolnshire in January 2022 as the Director of Transformation. She is the strategic lead of Let’s Move Lincolnshire, recognising the role physical activity has to play in achieving wider outcomes and ultimately ensuring the opportunity to access ways to keep moving is available to all residents regardless of where they live, their background or demographic.

    Much of Lorna’s work will be working with senior stakeholders across all sectors to influence the introduction and continuation of building physical activity and movement into their approaches.

    With a sports and physical activity sector background spanning 14 years and having previously worked for London Sport, Lorna is looking forward to bringing her experience in collaborative leadership, system change and taking a person-centric approach to how Active Lincolnshire and strategic partners work together to tackle wider societal challenges when it comes to being physically active.

    Outside of work, Lorna is a keen sports fan, following Wasp’s Rugby Club and Middlesex Cricket, and is a community owner of Lewes Football Club. She used to be a fencer, a sporting passion one day she'll start again, and now she lives on the Lincolnshire Coast Lorna hopes to try open water swimming. She loves walking and running as a way to explore new places while listening to a good podcast and going wherever her legs take her.

    lorna.leach@activelincolnshire.com

    07903 266008

  • Charlotte Pedley

    Charlotte Pedley

    Charlotte Pedley


    Charlotte is a Marketing and Communications Lead, bringing the work that Active Lincolnshire does across the county to life. Charlotte is responsible for creating website and social media content that supports and informs our business partners and stakeholders. She also works with partners on local and national campaign promotions to inspire behaviour change in the people of Lincolnshire.

    As well as previous experience in the physical activity sector, Charlotte’s background includes working as a marketing professional in contemporary and community arts. She’s particularly interested in social marketing and behavioural change and promoting the benefits physical activity can have on wellbeing.

    Outside of work, Charlotte can often be found curled up with a good book, in the kitchen baking, or getting creative with printmaking or drawing. She loves nature and enjoys going for walks in the countryside.

    Charlotte.Pedley@activelincolnshire.com
    07903 266 223

  • Lindsay Parker

    Lindsay Parker

    Lindsay Norris


    Lindsay joined Active Lincolnshire as the Finance and Business Manager in June 2021, taking responsibility for all aspects of financial management and business support – including governance, data management and health and safety. She provides leadership and advice in all financial matters related to the charity, ensuring the effective operation of financial controls.

    Lindsay is an advocate for the benefits that physical activity can have on mental health. She believes that there’s an activity out there for everyone – it’s just a matter of finding the one you like. That’s why she’s committed to putting her skills and experience to work to support Active Lincolnshire’s mission, doing her bit to contribute to the health of Lincolnshire.

    When she’s not working, Lindsay loves running, swimming, reading, travel and being outdoors – especially when the weather’s warm! She’s also an avid baker and runs her own custom cake business.

    Lindsay.Parker@activelincolnshire.com
    07903 266 059

  • Gemma Skaley

    Gemma Skaley

    Gemma Skaley


    Gemma Skaley joined Active Lincolnshire in February 2022 as Head of Operations to lead the operational delivery of our systemic work.

    Gemma will bring to life the delivery and implementation of the Let's Move Lincolnshire strategy including our work with Children and young people and support the sport, leisure and physical activity sector.

    With a strong commercial background, Gemma will also be building our relations and our offer within the private sector.

    gemma.skaley@activelincolnshire.com

    07903 266214

  • Donna Sutton

    Donna Sutton

    Donna Sutton


    Donna is currently on maternity leave.

    Donna is one of our Project Leads, responsible for areas of work that connect mental and physical health. She’s the lead on projects like Think Active, which promotes physical activity to people in Lincolnshire who have a history of mental illness, along with a pre and post-natal project that supports new and expectant mums to be more active.

    Donna’s work in these areas builds participation confidence and offers accessible opportunities to these groups, which helps to improve their mental health, boost their mood and manage symptoms of depression. She also provides insight, support and guidance to Active Lincolnshire’s partners to enable them to do the same. The pre and post-natal project also challenges the perceptions of physical activity during pregnancy, aiming to create significant changes in messaging and ensure the provision of safe activities for women.

    Donna also works closely with coaches, clubs, volunteers and community groups to build a professional and active workforce, creating learning and development opportunities through webinars, events and courses.

    Donna has lived and breathed sport and physical activity her whole life. Through this involvement in sport, she’s been able to develop her confidence and build a skillset – and she wants everyone to be able to enjoy those same benefits. She believes everyone, no matter what their circumstances, should have access to quality, safe and enjoyable opportunities to be active.

    Her time outside of work is mostly spent with her son playing cars or superheroes, enjoying time outdoors, or playing volleyball. When she finds some time to herself, you’ll find Donna in her home studio pampering herself or her friends as a qualified nail technician.

    Donna.Sutton@activelincolnshire.com
    07903 266 040

  • Emma Tatlow

    Emma Tatlow

    Emma Tatlow


    Emma joined Active Lincolnshire as the Chief Executive in May 2020. She is responsible for supporting the team to excel at their work by providing an environment where staff can thrive and feel empowered to achieve the Active Lincolnshire mission.

    Emma focuses on a whole system approach to address inactivity in Lincolnshire. As well as making sure the needs of the local population are met, she works to actively reduce the barriers and inequalities to accessing and participating in physical activity. Emma is also accountable to our funding partners, ensuring that Active Lincolnshire operates with excellent governance and is compliant in our role as a charity and Active Partnership.

    Passionate about collaboration, Emma believes the best way to make a long-term, sustainable difference in our county’s activity levels and overall health is by working together. She strongly believes that with innovation, creative thinking and a commitment to change, Active Lincolnshire and its partners can support the people of Lincolnshire to become more active in the ways that suit them best.

    When Emma isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, cycling and running, occasionally taking part in triathlons and running events. She loves anything outdoors and enjoys exploring the trails and green spaces that Lincolnshire has to offer.

    Emma.Tatlow@activelincolnshire.com
    07903 266 314

Ian Brown

Ian Brown


Ian is one of our Project Leads. He develops and delivers multiple projects and programmes that engage the people in Lincolnshire facing the highest levels of inequalities, focusing primarily on ethnically diverse communities and people with disabilities. He’s also the lead for equality, diversity and inclusion across Active Lincolnshire.

Ian strongly believes in making physical activity accessible for everyone. As part of this commitment, he coordinates the Wheelchair Sports Programme, which has had over ten years of success. The project uses reverse integration, where both able-bodied and disabled people take part in a wheelchair sport, ensuring a level playing field and giving those with a disability the chance to excel.

Ian also leads the Lincolnshire Elite Athletes Programme and the Active Lives Children and Young People survey. Designed to measure the attitudes, behaviours and activity levels of children aged 5-16, the Active Lives survey provides an insight into how active young people in Lincolnshire are.

Ian is passionate about the role physical activity plays in improving and maintaining good mental and physical health, increasing confidence and developing friendships. Through lived experience, Ian has seen the power that sport has to provide opportunities, goals and hope, as well as giving him the ability to support people going through similar experiences.

Outside of work, Ian loves spending time with his wife and daughter, along with doing DIY and playing with power tools. He spends most of his free time coaching, running and playing in a wheelchair basketball club, as well as supporting other clubs across the East Midlands.

Ian.Brown@activelincolnshire.com
07903 266 224

Greg Brown

Greg Brown


Greg Brown joined Active Lincolnshire in June 2022 as Children and Young People Lead. He is responsible for the coordination and development of Active Lincolnshire’s work that seeks to enable children and young people to be more active, more often through the provision of positive experiences.

This area of work will see him work with partner organisations and stakeholders to collaborate around opportunities for participation, advocating for the positive impact being physically active can have on the lives of Lincolnshire’s children and young people.

Before joining Active Lincolnshire, Greg worked in schools providing, supporting and developing outstanding PE provision. He has a passion for ensuring every child has access to enjoyable, high-quality, inclusive experiences though varying activities.

Outside of work, Greg loves to spend time with his family, be that through the various activities Lincolnshire has to offer or just out exploring the fabulous green spaces in the county. Although most of his spare time is spent with his two children he loves to remain active by playing football and golf when he can.

Paul Chandler

Paul Chandler


Paul Chandler joined Active Lincolnshire in July 2022 as the Marketing & Communications Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the marketing for Active Lincolnshire and communicating the positive work that Active Lincolnshire and our partners do.

This role sees Paul covering all areas of our work across the six strands of the Let's Move Lincolnshire Strategy promoting the work we do around them, as well as continuing to develop our public facing Let's Move Lincolnshire website with it's Activity Finder to inspire more people to get active to make it easier for them to find new ways to do so. Paul's role is integrated with all our other team members to use data and insights to communicate to those most in need of our support.

Prior to joining Active Lincolnshire, Paul has been involved in the retail and ecommerce sector giving a different perspective on many of our challenges. However before pursuing marketing, Paul worked in the leisure industry teaching & coaching swimming as well as supervising and supporting the training orgainsation to deliver swimming lessons for those who otherwise couldn't access them.

Outside of work, Paul will often be found with his dogs. You might find him out for a walk exploring the best of Lincolnshire's countryside, cycling down quieter roads, paddling along a tranquil stretch of river or even sprinting down a winding footpath as they train for canicross races (cross country running but with a dog lending a helping paw).

paul.chandler@activelincolnshire.com

07721 469 415

Jim Claffey

Jim Claffey


Jim joined Active Lincolnshire in April 2022 as Digital Marketing and Commercial Lead.

A key part of Jim’s role is developing Let's Move Lincolnshire and its open data Activity Finder. He works with clubs, and activity providers to support them to add their sessions onto the finder, as well as developing digital content. Jim also leads the corporate wheelchair basketball programme and works to develop business networks to generate commercial income.

Outside of work, Jim has a passion for sport and is a director of Lincoln Basketball. He enjoys all aspects of digital technology and windy walks.

Jim.claffey@activelincolnshire.com

07903 266033

Matt Evans

Matt Evans


As Active People & Place Manager, Matt is one of our senior team members, responsible for working on the Let’s Move Lincolnshire strategy. He also takes the lead on health projects such as active travel and social prescribing, which help get more people to be active on a daily basis.

This area of work sees Active Lincolnshire collaborate with strategic partners across a range of sectors and agendas, including public health, local authorities, the local economy and the environment. Using data and insights, Matt works with these partners to raise the profile of physical activity in order to improve the population’s health – which, in turn, helps workforce productivity, pollution levels and our local landscape.

Before joining Active Lincolnshire, Matt worked in schools, developing opportunities to get more young people involved in sport and physical activity – regardless of their abilities or personal circumstances. He’s passionate about helping people find that one special activity they enjoy above all else, with a firm belief that there’s something out there for everyone.

Outside of work, Matt and his family can often be seen walking their dog and making the most of the footpaths and bridleways in Lincolnshire. He’s also keen on cycling and running, and has managed to complete many half-marathon distances (although not very quickly), with the ambition of one day doing a full marathon.

Matthew.Evans@activelincolnshire.com

Dom Fieldhouse-Gray

Dom Fieldhouse-Gray


Dom joined Active Lincolnshire in April 2022 as Physical Activity Sector Lead, responsible for the coordination and network development of the physical activity, leisure and sport sector within the county.

The cornerstone of Dom's role is to initiate, build and maintain strong knowledge and relationships across the provision of organised formal and informal physical activity providers in Lincolnshire. He will be supporting the training and skills development of the delivery workforce, to ensure the sector is ‘fit for purpose’ and relevant to the need.

He will also advocating for and provide best practice advice and guidance on inequalities and inclusion, ensuring the physical activity offer is available to everyone and barriers to participation are understood and addressed.

Outside of work, Dom enjoys exploring Lincolnshire's countryside by bike - a new passion thanks to the first lockdown - and making any excuse to go see gigs and concerts.

Dominic.Fieldhouse-gray@activelincolnshire.com

07903 266106

Lorna Leach

Lorna Leach Director of Transformation


Lorna Leach joined Active Lincolnshire in January 2022 as the Director of Transformation. She is the strategic lead of Let’s Move Lincolnshire, recognising the role physical activity has to play in achieving wider outcomes and ultimately ensuring the opportunity to access ways to keep moving is available to all residents regardless of where they live, their background or demographic.

Much of Lorna’s work will be working with senior stakeholders across all sectors to influence the introduction and continuation of building physical activity and movement into their approaches.

With a sports and physical activity sector background spanning 14 years and having previously worked for London Sport, Lorna is looking forward to bringing her experience in collaborative leadership, system change and taking a person-centric approach to how Active Lincolnshire and strategic partners work together to tackle wider societal challenges when it comes to being physically active.

Outside of work, Lorna is a keen sports fan, following Wasp’s Rugby Club and Middlesex Cricket, and is a community owner of Lewes Football Club. She used to be a fencer, a sporting passion one day she'll start again, and now she lives on the Lincolnshire Coast Lorna hopes to try open water swimming. She loves walking and running as a way to explore new places while listening to a good podcast and going wherever her legs take her.

lorna.leach@activelincolnshire.com

07903 266008

Charlotte Pedley

Charlotte Pedley


Charlotte is a Marketing and Communications Lead, bringing the work that Active Lincolnshire does across the county to life. Charlotte is responsible for creating website and social media content that supports and informs our business partners and stakeholders. She also works with partners on local and national campaign promotions to inspire behaviour change in the people of Lincolnshire.

As well as previous experience in the physical activity sector, Charlotte’s background includes working as a marketing professional in contemporary and community arts. She’s particularly interested in social marketing and behavioural change and promoting the benefits physical activity can have on wellbeing.

Outside of work, Charlotte can often be found curled up with a good book, in the kitchen baking, or getting creative with printmaking or drawing. She loves nature and enjoys going for walks in the countryside.

Charlotte.Pedley@activelincolnshire.com
07903 266 223

Lindsay Parker

Lindsay Norris


Lindsay joined Active Lincolnshire as the Finance and Business Manager in June 2021, taking responsibility for all aspects of financial management and business support – including governance, data management and health and safety. She provides leadership and advice in all financial matters related to the charity, ensuring the effective operation of financial controls.

Lindsay is an advocate for the benefits that physical activity can have on mental health. She believes that there’s an activity out there for everyone – it’s just a matter of finding the one you like. That’s why she’s committed to putting her skills and experience to work to support Active Lincolnshire’s mission, doing her bit to contribute to the health of Lincolnshire.

When she’s not working, Lindsay loves running, swimming, reading, travel and being outdoors – especially when the weather’s warm! She’s also an avid baker and runs her own custom cake business.

Lindsay.Parker@activelincolnshire.com
07903 266 059

Gemma Skaley

Gemma Skaley


Gemma Skaley joined Active Lincolnshire in February 2022 as Head of Operations to lead the operational delivery of our systemic work.

Gemma will bring to life the delivery and implementation of the Let's Move Lincolnshire strategy including our work with Children and young people and support the sport, leisure and physical activity sector.

With a strong commercial background, Gemma will also be building our relations and our offer within the private sector.

gemma.skaley@activelincolnshire.com

07903 266214

Donna Sutton

Donna Sutton


Donna is currently on maternity leave.

Donna is one of our Project Leads, responsible for areas of work that connect mental and physical health. She’s the lead on projects like Think Active, which promotes physical activity to people in Lincolnshire who have a history of mental illness, along with a pre and post-natal project that supports new and expectant mums to be more active.

Donna’s work in these areas builds participation confidence and offers accessible opportunities to these groups, which helps to improve their mental health, boost their mood and manage symptoms of depression. She also provides insight, support and guidance to Active Lincolnshire’s partners to enable them to do the same. The pre and post-natal project also challenges the perceptions of physical activity during pregnancy, aiming to create significant changes in messaging and ensure the provision of safe activities for women.

Donna also works closely with coaches, clubs, volunteers and community groups to build a professional and active workforce, creating learning and development opportunities through webinars, events and courses.

Donna has lived and breathed sport and physical activity her whole life. Through this involvement in sport, she’s been able to develop her confidence and build a skillset – and she wants everyone to be able to enjoy those same benefits. She believes everyone, no matter what their circumstances, should have access to quality, safe and enjoyable opportunities to be active.

Her time outside of work is mostly spent with her son playing cars or superheroes, enjoying time outdoors, or playing volleyball. When she finds some time to herself, you’ll find Donna in her home studio pampering herself or her friends as a qualified nail technician.

Donna.Sutton@activelincolnshire.com
07903 266 040

Emma Tatlow

Emma Tatlow


Emma joined Active Lincolnshire as the Chief Executive in May 2020. She is responsible for supporting the team to excel at their work by providing an environment where staff can thrive and feel empowered to achieve the Active Lincolnshire mission.

Emma focuses on a whole system approach to address inactivity in Lincolnshire. As well as making sure the needs of the local population are met, she works to actively reduce the barriers and inequalities to accessing and participating in physical activity. Emma is also accountable to our funding partners, ensuring that Active Lincolnshire operates with excellent governance and is compliant in our role as a charity and Active Partnership.

Passionate about collaboration, Emma believes the best way to make a long-term, sustainable difference in our county’s activity levels and overall health is by working together. She strongly believes that with innovation, creative thinking and a commitment to change, Active Lincolnshire and its partners can support the people of Lincolnshire to become more active in the ways that suit them best.

When Emma isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, cycling and running, occasionally taking part in triathlons and running events. She loves anything outdoors and enjoys exploring the trails and green spaces that Lincolnshire has to offer.

Emma.Tatlow@activelincolnshire.com
07903 266 314

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