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Stephen BaddeleyStephen Baddeley holds the prestigious position of Director of Sport at the University of Bath. He is a resident of Bath and has two children at local schools.

He is a passionate advocate of "sport for all" and believes that the Recreation Ground is a vital component in providing the residents of Bath with sporting and cultural opportunities. Stephen's experience for the benefit of Bath Recreation Limited lies within sports development and event management.

Stephen is a member of the Institute of Directors and has degrees in Psychology and Human Biology. Stephen's sporting interest covers all sports with has served on Boards of various sporting organisations. He is an experienced badminton player and former England No 1.

 

Liz Bloor has lived in Bath for over 20 years and is enthusiastic about the challenges in delivering the objectives of the Charitable Company. Liz has had a varied career with experience in commercial property investment and sports development.

Liz is Chair of Wesport, the County Sport Partnership for the West of England. Through her career and voluntary roles, Liz has developed strong communication skills, strategic leadership abilities and experience in property management.

Liz's main sporting interest is in netball and she has held the position of National Squad Manager and Performance Manager for England Netball.

 

Derwent CampbellDerwent Campbell lives and works in Bath as a private client solicitor. His experience relates to property and financial management and he acts as Trustee and Attorney for individuals and as Trustee for Private Charitable Trusts and Private Family Trusts.

Derwent has extensive understanding of compliance with Charity Legislation and in depth experience in managing land holdings. His competencies and experience include long term strategic planning, problem solving and communication skills.

Derwent's sporting activities include shooting, fishing, walking, skiing and golf.

 

 

David DurdanDavid Durdan was appointed to the role of Director/Trustee through his membership and work with the Somerset Playing Fields Association.

David is a District Councillor in Taunton Deane and is also on the board of Tone Leisure and the Home Furniture Trust.

David brings considerable experience to the Charitable Company's membership within construction and property management.

 

 

 

Simon Emery

Simon Emery has lived within a couple of miles of the Recreation Ground all his life, and is fully committed to the future of the Recreation Ground for a range of activities for the benefit of the City's residents. Since obtaining a degree in Economics & Accountancy his working life has been spent in the construction industry, and he has gained a wide range of experience which includes property management and development. 

Outside of work, he has a keen interest in live music, Bath Fringe and is a board member of The Bell.

 

 

Geoffrey FaircloughGeoffrey Fairclough is a Chartered Accountant living in Bath. He has wide commercial experience gained as a past Chairman of a national firm of accountants and through advising a wide range of clients over many years.

His particular skill is finding workable commercial solutions to what at first sight appear intractable problems. Geoffrey's leisure activities include walking, cycling and watching football.

 

 

 

Mike Laughton is a Chartered Accountant who works with a wide range of local businesses and charities.

Mike has lived in Bath for over 20 years and has three children at local schools.

 

 

Angela Lewis is the Fields in Trust nominated Trustee.   Angela has over 25 years’ experience in the leisure, encompassing the public, private and charitable sectors.   She has worked at local, regional and national levels in sports development, facility development and management, marketing, event management, communications, relationship management, sponsorship, training, partnership development and volunteer management.

She currently works for Fields in Trust as a Development Manager for the Midlands, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire areas, and leads on Fields in Trust’s WWI protection programme, Centenary Fields.

 

Martin Harman CBE lives in Bath and was Chair of the UK Government’s Advisory Groups on Sports Economy from 2006 to 2013.   He is a passionate supporter of the power of sport and recreation to improve health, social inclusion and education.   As former Senior Partner of a major international law firm, Martin specialised in infrastructure projects and the resolution of disputes.  

He enjoys long distance walking, classic cards and his family.

 

Rob Carver is a semi-retired banker living in Bath.   His two grown up children were educated in Bath.   From a varied 40-year banking career both in the UK and internationally, Rob brings expertise in strategy, negotiation, risk management and finance.

Formerly a keen sportsman Rob is now restricted to the slower pace of walking, tennis and boules.

 

Keziah Moreno is a Bath-based secondary school Physical Education teacher, having completed her NQT (newly qualified teacher) in 2008.  She studied Sport, Health and Exercise at Durham University before attending Bath University, where she gained her PGCE in PE in 2007.   She is an all-rounded sportswoman having represented her county in five different sports, the west of England in three and competed at the English Schools Athletics (Heptathlon) and the National Tetrathlon Championships.   She is now an enthusiastic ultra-runner having completed the Grand to Grand 7-day stage race in America and her first 100 miles in 2017 and the 212 Southern Upland Way in 2018.

 

 

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