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Governance

The Board strategically guides the work of Active Surrey (the Partnership) and provides independent governance. Its role is to provide:

  • Strategic Leadership & Planning:
    Providing clear direction for physical activity in the county through the production of an Active Surrey strategy
    and business plan.
  • Advocacy:
    Promoting the benefits of physical activity and the Partnership locally, regionally and nationally, as well as helping secure additional resources.
  • Partnership Building:
    Opening doors for the team and our work, attracting and engaging with new and existing partners stakeholders.
  • Accountability:
    Managing performance and ensuring implementation and continuous improvement of strategies and business plans.
  • Good Governance:
    Ensuring appropriate standards of governance are met and managing risk appropriately.

The Board is supported by and works closely with the Partnership’s Managing Director and Management team and is supported by a number of stakeholder and working groups through which the work of the organisation is developed and implemented. The Board and its committees are bound by agreed Terms of Reference, a Code of Conduct and a Conflicts of Interest Policy.

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Active learning

Our Commitment To Diversity

The organisation is committed to achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on the Board, reflective of Surrey’s population including, but not limited to, black, asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, disability, age, social class and life experiences. As a minimum, the Active Surrey Board must have at least 30% of either gender as Members. The Board will demonstrably take all appropriate actions to achieve and then maintain this.


Board Roles

Independent and Nominated Board Members are non-remunerated. You can see who's who on our Board and read more about Board Members’ roles below.

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Family run

Legal Status

The Partnership is unincorporated and as such works closely with an accountable body to act on its behalf. Surrey County Council currently fulfils this function as our “Host Authority”. Although Surrey County Council retains certain liabilities and responsibilities, particularly as employer of the Active Surrey Team, it has delegated certain responsibilities and powers to the Active Surrey Board.