Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

Pendle Leisure Trust is the major provider of sport, arts, entertainment and health and community programmes throughout Pendle

The Trust is responsible for operating three leisure centres, a spa, golf course, athletics and fitness centre, a theatre and an arts, culture and enterprise centre. 

It is governed by a Board of 16 Trustees who have been selected from customers, staff, professional local residents and elected members representing the three main political parties. They are committed to driving the Trust forward and ensuring that its aims are achieved and reviewed regularly in line with the organisation’s corporate business plan and strategic objectives linked to local, regional and, where appropriate, national strategies. 

The Trust’s management structure (Finance, HR, Marketing, Development, Administration and Training Sections) is responsible for policy direction and facilitating the day-to-day operation of facilities and the implementation of community based programmes and initiatives.

The Trust aims:-


Mr Bernard Swarbrick – Chairman
Mr Tariq Mahmood
Mr Paul Wilson
Mr Martyn Hartley
Cllr Dorothy Lord
Cllr Pauline McCormick
Cllr Naeem Ashraf
Mr Edward Lee
Mr Neil Standage
Mr Shaqil Ahmed
Mrs Victoria Dobson
Ms Leisa Chadwick
Mr Robert Cork
Ms Fiona Callaghan
Mr Daniel Whittaker
Mr James Bateman

Trust Management

Alison GoodeChief Executive
Jason WhittakerExecutive Manager Finance
Vanessa KellyExecutive Manager HR
Quammer IqbalOperations Manager
Paul Whittaker Business Development Manager
Sue MadiganPublicity/PR Manager
Clive Escreet Up & Active Manager
Sean Lawler ACE Centre Manager
Tony Dodd Muni Theatre Manager
Beverley Hinnigan Inside Spa Manager
Luke Allwood Health & Fitness Manager
Alison DowCentre Manager: Pendle Wavelengths
Samantha LambCentre Manager: Pendle Leisure Centre
Sam Bowden Centre Manager: West Craven Sports Centre
Gavin Noonan Seedhill Athletics and Fitness Centre Supervisor
Jason Whittaker Marsden Park Golf Course Manager
Kathy Titterton Grant Funding/Administration Manager