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Dick Fedorcio OBE

Board Chairman since September 2014

  • Dick is a leading Kent based public relations practitioner with experience mainly in the public sector. He played at representative level for both football and rugby union and nowadays plays tennis and enjoys yachting. He is a qualified coach for both football and cricket and is a former Chairman of Mote Colts Cricket Club and Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Football Club. Dick is also the Chairman of CXK Ltd, a charity that helps people across the South East, especially the young and disadvantaged, to make the most of their life and career opportunities.

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John Taylor

Board Member - joined Board in April 2016

  • John played rugby for Wales from 1967 to 1973 – during their golden era – and made two Lions Tours playing in all four Tests in the historic 1971 series victory over the All Blacks. When he finished playing he went into journalism and was rugby correspondent for the Mail on Sunday for 20 years. He also commentated (on gymnastics) at four Olympic Games and was chief rugby commentator for ITV from 1989 to 2007 calling five World Cup Finals including England’s victory over Australia in 2003 before switching to TalkSPORT for the 2011 tournament. He was the main stadium announcer at Twickenham for RWC 2015. He has made and presented various television programmes including the award winning documentary ‘Living with Lions.’

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Adam Lawrence

Board Member - Joined Board in April 2017

  • Adam was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Gillingham Football Club Community Trust. He had five years of experience within this role, developing overall business strategy for the charity, as well as creating unique projects to be delivered throughout Medway and Kent. A qualified PE teacher, Adam also has good experience and understanding of schools, and of delivering sports sessions and projects to young people. He is a sports fanatic, but football is his main passion as both a supporter, and also playing for local teams. He also likes a sporting challenge, having previously completed the London Marathon and the London to Amsterdam bike ride, raising money for charity on both occasions.

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Jennie Jordan

Board Member - Joined Board in April 2017

  • Jennie started her career as a Sports Development Manager before joining the Youth Sport Trust in 2003 - an independent charity devoted to changing young people's lives through sport. She has over 20 years of national and regional experience within education, sport, physical activity and the wider community and recently she has expanded her profile working internationally in the USA, South Africa and across Europe. Jennie has a particular interest in PE and sport and firmly believes that sport can inspire young people to reach their personal best. In 2013, she was appointed as a trustee for the Shepway Sports Trust in Kent, a charity that aims to inspire all generations to lead a healthy active lifestyle. She also continually sets herself new challenges, recently completing a 500 mile charity cycle ride through France and competing in the 2017 London Marathon.

Bugewa Apampa

Bugewa Apampa

Board Member - Joined Board in April 2020

  • Buge is a registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Following a career in pharmacy practice, Buge moved into pharmacy education and served as Deputy Head of the Medway School of Pharmacy from 2007-2010. She subsequently became Director of Pharmacy in 2013 and Professor of Pharmacy Education at the University of Sussex until 2019. She works as BCU’s Professor of Access and Participation to ensure that marginalised and disadvantaged students are able to realise the transformational power of Higher Education. Buge is passionate about the health benefits that accrue from exercise and is a keen walker and cyclist, often taking advantage at weekends of the active and picturesque spaces in Riverside Park and around Leybourne Lakes. With a relentless focus on inclusivity in all its dimensions including people and the health professions, Buge contributes to the diversity of perspectives, knowledge and experience on the Board.

Gurvinder Sandher

Gurvinder Sandher

Board Member - Joined Board in December 2021

  • Gurvinder is the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus and CEO of the KECC (Kent Equality Cohesion Council). He has worked in the voluntary sector in Kent since 1999 and established Cohesion Plus in 2008 to complement the work he was already doing around equality and diversity. The focus of his work is to use the arts and sports to bring people together, showcase culturally diverse arts and promote community cohesion, celebrating our shared values.

    During his two decade long career in the charity sector, and as CEO of KECC, Gurvinder has worked extensively across Kent in partnership with community, faith and statutory sectors to promote community cohesion, engagement with diverse communities and to eliminate discrimination. He also provides one to one support to individuals who require help and support, the majority of whom have English as a second language, as well as supporting community groups through mentoring and advice on issues such as governance and access to funding.

Liu Batchelor

Liu Batchelor

Board Member - Joined Board in December 2021

  • Liu is a video and communications expert working with Kent SMEs and charities. She is also a TV presenter, having hosted an active travel show airing on Sky. She is a graduate from Loughborough University, and former Team GB wakeboarder, who later took up bodybuilding to overcome a major sports injury. These experiences have given Liu a passion for inspiring and helping people try a wide variety of different sports, and motivated her to complete '100 Sports in 100 Days'. This fundraising and awareness campaign aimed to inspire people to find their 'perfect sport/activity', especially if they are not interested in 'mainstream' sports.

Karen West

Karen West

Board Member - Joined Board in December 2021

  • Karen lives in Kent and has over 25 years’ experience at a senior level in sport, leisure health, regeneration, and project management. Her roles have allowed her to be a strong champion for partnership working in London’s diverse communities, and through her work in relation to the London 2012 Games she was involved in the design and delivery of the regeneration of East London using sport as the catalyst.

    Karen chaired the 2014 World Diving Series Board, was a board member of the 2014 NEC Wheelchair Tennis, 2016 European Swimming, 2015 European Hockey and 2016 UCI World Track cycling championships. She has also advised the Paris team on how to maximise legacy from the planned 2024 Olympic Games.

    Previous board roles include Vice Chair of Pro-Active South London, Board member of East London Sports Partnership and Creating Leisure Limited for the Parkwood Leisure contracts in Southend and Barnstable. Karen was a non-executive Director for Barts Health NHS Trust from Oct 2015 and the Vice Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee to Dec 2017.

Graham Razey

Graham Razey OBE

Board Member - Joined Board in December 2021

  • Graham Razey OBE is the Chief Executive of EKC Group, a family of six colleges and four business units that deliver a wealth of technical, vocational and academic education across the whole of east Kent. A passionate sportsman, Graham’s first role following his time at the University of Kent was as a sports lecturer. He’s continued to love sport throughout his life, playing cricket for his local club as well as coaching the next generation of talented youngsters. Alongside these hobbies, Graham acts as a National Leader of Further Education, and is also a member of the Principals’ Reference Group which helps to shape national skills policy and acts as a sounding board for the Government’s Further Education Commissioner. He received his OBE for services to education in the 2019 Queen's New Year Honours list, and proudly attended his investiture in 2021 following a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Ex-Officio Members

Tom Marchant

Interim Head of Countryside and Community Development at Kent County Council and the Host Agency Representative on the Board

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