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.

Andy Carolan

Andy Carolan

M‌anaging Director

Board Member 

Councillor Keith Girling

Councillor Keith Girling

Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group and Deputy Leader of the Council‌

Board Member 

Councillor Mathew Skinner

Distict Councillor for the Beacon Ward

Board Member

Councillor Scott Carlton

District Councillor for the Edwinstowe and Clipston Ward

Board Member 

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

Assistant Director at Newark and Sherwood District Council

Board Member

Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson

Business Manager at Newark and Sherwood District Council

Board Member


Active4Today Management

Active4Today is run by an experienced and passionate management team.

Andy Carolan

Andy Carolan

M‌anaging Director

Andy 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 a Masters in Public Administration.

Alexis Knock

‌Director of Business and Operations

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, safeguarding children and health and wellbeing 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

D‌irector of Development

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.