NBLT's Trustees

As a not-for-profit organisation, NBLT is run by a Management Board, made up of a group of Trustees.

As a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, NBLT is run by The Management Board, which is the governing body ultimately responsible for the actions and activity which the charitable organisation does. The Management Board is responsible for supervising the General Manager and ensuring that NBLT is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.

The Management Board is made up of Trustees. The Trustees’ act together as a group rather than as individuals in the furtherance of the charitable objectives of the organisation.

How the Trustees ensure high standards

As well as acting in accordance with their duties and liabilities under the Companies Act 1985, the Insolvency Act 2006, and complying with good practice in corporate governance; NBLT’s Trustees also ensure high standards are maintained by adhering to a Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct encapsulates:

  • Selflessness: to act in the best interests of NBLT as a whole.
  • Integrity: to not be influenced by outside individuals or organisations
  • Objectivity: to ensure that all decisions are made solely on merit
  • Accountability: to be accountable for their decisions and to comply with the law
  • Openness: to be open with their decisions and actions, and to ensure that all information is handled with due care
  • Honesty: to declare any conflicts of interests and take steps to resolve them
  • Leadership: to lead by example and respect the role of the General Manager
  • Register of Interests: to maintain a Register of Interests.

If you’d like a copy of the full Code of Conduct for NBLT’s Trustees, please contact us.

Our Trustees

Janet Stubbs

Chair

Janet is retired and has lived in Nuneaton most of her life, where she raised her family and worked as a School’s Examination Officer. It is fair to say she is very passionate about swimming! Having held many roles with the Amateur Swimming Association across Coventry and Warwickshire; and is a life member of Nuneaton and Bedworth Swimming Club. She brings over 35 years of voluntary sector experience which she uses to great effect as chair of NB Leisure Trust. Aside her involvement with NBLT, she is also on the Board of other sporting local associations. Her experience, enthusiasm and love of sport in the community make her an ideal person to continue to steer The Trust in a positive direction.

Pat Sowter

Vice Chair

Pat is retired family man and has a love of rowing. In recent years he was British Indoor Rowing Champion for his category and became Nuneaton and Bedworth Senior Sports Personality for that year. Pat is certainly a personality within Nuneaton and can be seen often at Empire Gym keeping up his passion for fitness! With his background in industry as a Manager and Director, he brings not only a commercial aspect to The Trust, but also an in-depth knowledge of Health & Safety issues.

Ann Hayes

Ann has combined her passion for sport and volunteering over a number of years, to help support young people of the Borough. She brings expertise in fundraising and facility development from her role as Chairperson for Nuneaton Club for Young People which she still holds. She also plays a key role in the Local Sports Forum as Vice -Chair and also Chair of the Volunteer Forum. When she isn’t busy doing all of this volunteering, Ann likes to spend time with her family, especially her grandsons.

Annette McMaster

Annette was the pioneer in the creation of Nuneaton and Bedworth Leisure Trust, as a 'Not for Profit' organisation back in 2003, under her role as Cabinet Member for Recreation & Leisure at the Borough Council. With her extensive local knowledge of the leisure industry, the public sector and of the local area, Annette is a great asset to the board of Trustees.
Since her days at the council, she has raised her family in Nuneaton and her daughter is now at university; and Annette now works as a train driver for London Midland Railway. Like many of our Trustees, she can often be seen taking advantage of the great facilities at Empire Gym.

Emma Mitchell

Emma is a local PE teacher, who has promoted Physical Education and school sport actively within and beyond Nuneaton & Bedworth for many years. She brings to The Trust her committed to ensuring the provision for high quality sport and physical activity within the Borough is maintained, both from a professional and personal aspect. As a mum with a young family, she is keen to ensure the progression of sports development in the area to ensure future generations are able to lead healthy active lifestyles.Emma has played in and had various roles in a variety of local sports teams and clubs. She regularly uses the local leisure centres and other services provided by NBLT with her young family.

John Dolman

John worked in local Government for the majority of his career and brings experience of contract handling and budget control to NBLT. As a former Chief Officer he is used to dealing with committees and funding. Having lived and worked in Nuneaton all his life and raised his family here, he has a passion for the town and a desire to see NBLT offer superior services to the local people, many of which he uses himself. He is an avid fan of Nuneaton Borough Football Club and also enjoys fishing and cricket in his spare time.  

Georgina Waddingham

Having worked in the sphere of child and social care for over 25 years, Georgina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Trust and advises on matter ranging from childcare to Ofsted regulations. With her own business experience she is able to cast a commercial eye to the organisation. She loves to spend time swimming and has a passion for all sports, especially rugby which as a mum of 3 boys is pretty handy!