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Trustees

Chair – Eva Holmes

Legacy Leisure Chair, Eva Holmes is a qualified teacher of physical education and following initial employment within the school system moved into leisure management, managing public sector leisure facilities in two London boroughs and then later a private sector health and fitness club.

Eva has assisted leisure centres to achieve ISO 9002 and was one of the UK’s first Quest assessors. Holding a Certificate from the Cambridge Institute of Education and a MA in Change Management from Brighton University, Eva has worked as a change manager in a wide range of industries from HR and payroll to transport infrastructure, managing cross functional business improvement projects deploying Lean Six Sigma techniques, giving her a sound and broad business perspective.

Eva has worked in a wide range of industries from HR and payroll to transport infrastructure, giving her a sound and broad business perspective. Eva is a keen skier and tennis player and from her own enjoyment of both participating in and coaching a range of sports she believes passionately in the role of Legacy Leisure in enabling others to take part in sport and lead active healthy lives.

 

Trustee - Martin Johnson

Trustee Martin Johnson is Managing Director of Pace Direct Mail, which he formed in 2009 after identifying a gap in the provision of direct mail services to the print industry. He has been in Print and Direct Mail for over 20 years and holds a Diploma in Management Studies from Aston University. Martin has also worked in the banking and public sector and offers solid business acumen coupled with a passion for sports engagement.

Married to wife Jo for nearly 30 years, they are proud parents to a son and daughter. Martin is a keen cricketer, and besides playing competitively for his club Pershore CC, he also represents Worcestershire over 50’s. As a qualified cricket coach Martin coached for some years at county level and has seen the benefits of engaging in a sporting environment from a young age. Martin is an advocate of the teamwork skills that can be created through sports participation which can be transferred over into everyday life.

Martin offers a wide range of skills but most of all a good dose of common sense mixed with a pinch of cynicism!

 

 

Trustee - Stuart Blount