Directors of Active4Today

Active4Today is managed by a Board of Directors appointed by Newark and Sherwood District Council. They will serve a four year term in line with the district election cycle.

Councillor Roger BlaneyRoger Blaney

Chairperson of the Board
District Councillor for the Trent Ward

Andy CarolanAndy Carolan

Board Member
Managing Director of Active4Today

David Lloyd

Board Member
District Councillor for Beacon Ward

Andrew Muter

Board Member
Chief Executive at Newark and Sherwood District Council

Abbie Truswell

Board Member
District Councillor for Ollerton

Active4Today Management

Active4Today is run by an experienced and passionate management team.

Andy Carolan

Andy CarolanAndy is the Managing Director of Active4Today. He has worked for the council for many years, managing the leisure centres and wider leisure service offer, including sports development. Andy drives the business forward and ensures that our business plans are achieved. He is continually striving to enhance our service offer. Andy has completed a Masters in Business Administration and is currently undertaking a Masters in Public Administration.

Richard Gardner

Richard has been with Newark and Sherwood for 10 years after initially working in the private sector. He is responsible for increasing sales and memberships across the business and working with key organisations to develop new corporate partnerships. Richard has a degree in Business Management and is passionate about improving health and wellbeing for all.

Alexis Knock

Alexis has worked in the leisure industry for a number of years, specifically sports and active lifestyle development. Within the business she is responsible for performance and developing relationships with key agencies to use sport and physical activity to improve health and wellbeing, social inclusion, independence in older people and supporting the army of volunteers delivering sport in the district. Alexis has completed a Diploma in Management Studies along with many industry awards and qualifications.

Martin Picker

Martin joined Newark and Sherwood many years ago and worked previously in the private sector. He is responsible for financial and systems management and business development. He holds a Diploma in Facility Management and Leadership and has been instrumental in the rapid growth in adult and children’s membership schemes in recent years.

Suzanne Shaw

Suzanne has worked in leisure centre operations for many years and has completed a Diploma in Sport and Leisure Management. She currently manages the efficiency programme and budget expenditure for our three leisure centres. Suzanne has an eye for detail and negotiates with contractors to ensure that we receive the best quality products and services for the best price, enabling the business to grow and meet and exceed customer expectations.