Meet the Team

Meet the Operational Team

Kathryn, CEO of Moray Sports Centre (MSC) and adviser to the Trustees.

From Swansea, South Wales, following University Kathryn spent most of her career in London.  With 20 years’ experience of operating sports centres, sports development and delivering capital sports projects.  She held management roles at the National Badminton Centre, David Lloyd and was the Operations Director at Westway Sports Centre.  Kathryn is bringing some new and tested ideas surrounding health, fitness and participation to Moray in delivering the MSC.

Kathryn looks at MSC as a customer and as an operator, guaranteeing we will get it right at the design stage.  Her experience will make MSC an operational success.

Her ambition for MSC is to provide opportunities for all to engage in activities, whether it be fun, social, competition or regional level. In doing so it will reduce the amount of travel expected of people in the north to participate and get more people living longer, healthier lives.  As secretary of sportMoray and a regular attendee of Moray’s Community Sports Hubs, delivering Netball through Bounce Back to Netball and supporting Netball Scotland. Kathryn is keeping up-to-date with sports participation across Moray.


Marketing Assistant

Laura has 13 years’ experience in design, communication and marketing. She has previously worked for private companies and in the third sector and is currently studying her Digital Marketing Masters.

She is thrilled that the Moray Sports Foundation was set up and believes the new centre will be an inclusive and welcoming environment. The Moray Sports Centre will focus not only on the physical but also on the fun, friendly and family aspects, giving people a unique experience. She can’t wait for the build to be finished and try out the new fitness classes and equipment.


Sponsorship, Fundraising & Events Manager

Angela has a background in charity and third sector organisations. Over the last 19 years, this has included working on a range of elements including governance, funding and operation management. She has experience in Community Development work and developing volunteer programmes.

Angela feels the Moray Sports Centre will be the driving force that brings Moray’s Communities together, imbedding exciting new activities to the area.

 


How can you join our Team?

Like many Charitable Organisations, we seek Volunteers that may be able to offer a few hours to assist us at events or to lend their support to specific projects.

If you would like to ‘Get Involved’, please call us 01343 552 550 or email with your details at hello@moraysportscentre.co.uk

As our project grows we will require more team members to assist us, please add your details in the questionnaire here and we will hold this information on file until we start our recruitment drive.


Meet the Moray Sports Foundation, Trustees

Anne – Treasurer

Anne has lived in Moray for 35 years. Having worked as an English teacher and is an active volunteer with The Oaks Centre, Elgin, she has strong connections within the community.  A keen golfer (a Member of Moray Golf Club and Elgin Golf Club), hill walker and an avid runner (completing the New York Marathon 2007).  You will regularly see her at popular hotspots for runners – Cooper Park, Park Run, or along Roseisle Beach.

As a very active individual, she is a firm believer of the benefits exercise can have on a long and healthy life.


Colin – Vice-Convenor

A Chartered Insurance Broker who grew up in Elgin. He inherited his love of sport from his parents – particularly his father, Innes Macdonald, who dedicated his working life to teaching sport and physical education.

At Elgin Academy, Colin was 100metre hurdle North of Scotland schoolboy champion.  A keen golfer, Colin has won medals in a Moray and Nairn league team for Elgin Golf club and in 1985 won the Elgin Open.  Colin’s sporting pursuits are now a bit more leisurely. He still golfs, enjoys supporting Elgin City with his family and plays bridge.


Grant – Trustee with sports sector expertise

As a sports entrepreneur living between London and Forres, Grant specialises in ‘the business’ of sport, innovating to keep customers engaged.  Helping sports and leisure companies to improve their bottom line.

Starting as a fitness instructor Grant rapidly moved up the ladder eventually becoming director of David Lloyd Europe, until it was sold in 2007.  Grant runs sports businesses and consults on funding, build and operation of new sports facilities.

Currently, he is an active member of Forres Bluefins Swimming Club volunteering as a coach and competing at European level.


Jane – Secretary

Jane has lived in Moray for most of her life and brings over thirty years’ experience in marketing and business to the board. She is motivated by the contribution MSC can make to economic development, prosperity and well-being in Moray. She believes MSC will create many new opportunities.  From sports development – for everyone to feel the benefit of sports.  To education and training schemes, social and health initiatives, with the potential of cultural and sporting events.

Jane has volunteered on a variety of cultural and educational community initiatives. She particularly enjoys winter sports.


Sandy – Convenor

Elgin squash Champion back in the day, avid golfer and overall sports fan.  Sandy is backing Moray Sports Centre as the project will benefit a broad range of sports in the region.

He has lived in Moray his whole life – and it is a place he is proud to call home. His entrepreneurial nature paired with his drive and determination has helped him grow a successful house building company that is now one of the largest in Scotland. And now, Sandy looks to use these skills to help get Moray Sports Centre off the ground.