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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 - Janette Wood

Janette Wood has worked in education throughout her career, teaching Physical Education and English as well as holding pastoral and management roles. She has also worked on government initiatives to raise participation and support the development of high quality PE and School Sport, thus liaising with a whole range of club and community partners.

Janette has enjoyed a long career in hockey as player, coach and administrator and now enjoys skiing, tennis and dancing. A recent trip to Buenos Aires allowed her to test out her Argentine Tango skills in the tango capital of the world! She has always believed that Sport has a huge part to play in creating confident and happy individuals.

In 2014, Jeanette appeared in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. She was awarded with an MBE for her services to Education after working in the sector for 38 years.