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ABOUT US

County Durham Sport work with a wide range of partners in County Durham as well as regional and national partners to achieve our goal. Our work is supported and influenced by the local communities that we work in and we are proud to collaborate with a network of providers to achieve our mutual goals.

OUR TEAM

Becks Lippe

BECKS LIPPE - Director of Operations

Becks’ role is to lead and direct, through operational oversight, the delivery of business objectives and to be responsible for the strategic leadership of Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Partnership Approaches and Marketing.

07715 077 266
becks.lippe@countydurhamsport.com

Beth-Donkin

BETH DONKIN - OFFICE MANAGER

Beth is responsible for the efficient functioning, people management, governance and financial probity of the organisation to ensure high levels of effectiveness and efficiency.

Beth is also responsible for the supervision and development of a range of support services and staff.

07841 340 482
beth.donkin@countydurhamsport.com

Joe Armstrong - Project Coordinator (Children & Young People)

Joe’s role is to manage the successful delivery of a range of children and young people programmes in educational and community settings and to ensure all project outcomes are met, monitored and evaluated in line with contractual obligations and local need. Using the results to shape local policy and practice and reflect the needs of young people as well as to develop funded sustainability plans with new and existing funders.

Joe also acts as the safeguarding and equality lead within this area of operations and support the Development Manager (Partnerships) to deliver an efficient and effective system ensuring compliance, appropriate policies and staff development for internal and external personnel.

07936 947 077
joe.armstrong@countydurhamsport.com

Katy Thompson - Active Places Coordinator

Katy’s role is to coordinate the successful delivery of the Active Places Pilots and support the wider outcomes and priorities identified by the Active Durham Strategic Committee.

Katy also supports economically disadvantaged communities to fit activity into their lives, in a way that works for them, with holistic support to help tackle the wider issues they face, and enabling them to enjoy happier, healthier lives.

07841 340 476
katy.thompson@countydurhamsport.com

Louise Clare - Administration Assistant

Louise is responsible for providing effective and efficient administration support to the County Durham Sport Team.

louise.clare@countydurhamsport.com

Maxine-Rhodes

Dr Maxine Rhodes - Managing Director

Maxine is responsible for the provision of effective and high quality strategic and operational leadership of County Durham Sport with and on behalf of the Trustees, focused on the delivery of County Durham Sport’s vision, mission and business objectives, for the benefit of residents in County Durham.

maxine.rhodes@countydurhamsport.com

Rachel-Mowbray

Dr Rachel Mowbray - Insight And engagement manager

Rachel’s role is to maximise the use and dissemination of all available research, insight and intelligence in order to support partnership working and bring about systems change across the county in the area of Physical Activity.

07936 962 490
rachel.mowbray@countydurhamsport.com

Suzanne-McDermott

Suzanne McDermott - Infrastructure & Environment Strategic Lead

Suzanne is responsible for the leadership and advocacy in relation to the role of the built environment in increasing physical activity levels in the Region.

The role is also to provide influence and encourage active transport including walking and cycling in seeking to reduce carbon emissions and to improve physical and mental wellbeing through the development of, and leading strategic partnerships to increase active travel across the Region.

Suzanne also focuses on the development of the use of green and blue spaces for physical activity and play forms part of the role.

This role is jointly funded through Rise.
07458 306 501 suzanne.mcdermott@wearerise.co.uk

USEFUL LINKS

INSIGHT HUB

Access data and case studies to help you make evidence-based decisions about your own physical activity projects.

TRAINING AND SUPPORT

Find out about the latest training courses available in County Durham.

GET ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

How can you get active now in your community.