Led by Dr William Bird MBE, our team knows increasing physical activity improves health and wellbeing outcomes. We understand the barriers to getting people active and can provide methods and programmes to tackle the problem.

Staff Team

Dr William Bird

CEO and Founder

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William is a family GP who started to get his patients more active by setting up the first Health Walk scheme in April 1996. This led to him creating the Green Gym one year later as he realised that companionship and contact with nature were major driving forces in keeping people active.

His passion has led him to be a strategic health advisor to Natural England and set up health forecasts for the Met Office.

Whilst CEO of Intelligent Health, William still enjoys being a GP and manages to find some thinking time when running in green spaces.

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William is a family GP who started to get his patients more active by setting up the first Health Walk scheme in April 1996. This led to him creating the Green Gym one year later as he realised that companionship and contact with nature were major driving forces in keeping people active.

His passion has led him to be a strategic health advisor to Natural England and set up health forecasts for the Met Office.

Whilst CEO of Intelligent Health, William still enjoys being a GP and manages to find some thinking time when running in green spaces.

Katherine Knight

Marketing Director

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Katherine has a wealth of senior level experience in sports marketing and PR. She was marketing director of a UEFA international football tournament, helped create ‘Game Changer’, the FA’s 5-year strategic plan for women’s football and was England Women’s Football media manager.

Having helped make Women’s football an important part of community life across Britain, Katherine’s set herself the new goal of placing Beat the Street at the very heart of communities across the world.

“I’ve loved sport and physical activity ever since I put on my first pair of football boots, aged eight. My life revolves around physical activity, whether it’s playing sport, running or playing with my children.”

Katherine combines her love of food and football by cooking dishes from competing nations during the World Cup. Her knowledge of Brazilian cuisine is now outstanding.

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Katherine has a wealth of senior level experience in sports marketing and PR. She was marketing director of a UEFA international football tournament, helped create ‘Game Changer’, the FA’s 5-year strategic plan for women’s football and was England Women’s Football media manager.

Having helped make Women’s football an important part of community life across Britain, Katherine’s set herself the new goal of placing Beat the Street at the very heart of communities across the world.

“I’ve loved sport and physical activity ever since I put on my first pair of football boots, aged eight. My life revolves around physical activity, whether it’s playing sport, running or playing with my children.”

Katherine combines her love of food and football by cooking dishes from competing nations during the World Cup. Her knowledge of Brazilian cuisine is now outstanding.

Debbie Walters

Operations Director

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Intelligent Health is all about bringing people together and we have the ultimate people person in Debbie. Her exemplary planning skills and attention to detail coupled with a passion for great customer service has been created following a 15 year career in financial services and her ongoing work within the NHS. Debbie combines her own ‘can do’ ethos with practical and innovative solutions.

Debbie is not only passionate about building active communities but staying active herself whether it is through running, nutrition or trying out theme parks with her family.

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Intelligent Health is all about bringing people together and we have the ultimate people person in Debbie. Her exemplary planning skills and attention to detail coupled with a passion for great customer service has been created following a 15 year career in financial services and her ongoing work within the NHS. Debbie combines her own ‘can do’ ethos with practical and innovative solutions.

Debbie is not only passionate about building active communities but staying active herself whether it is through running, nutrition or trying out theme parks with her family.

Aimee Constant

Project Manager

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Joining together focused local engagement, tailored marketing and communications and technology; Aimee ensures that each of Intelligent Health’s Beat the Street campaigns succeeds in transforming whole communities and encouraging thousands of people to get active.

Aimee enjoys exploring new ways to keep fit and stay active whether it is yoga, contemporary dance, cycling or exploring the great outdoors!

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Joining together focused local engagement, tailored marketing and communications and technology; Aimee ensures that each of Intelligent Health’s Beat the Street campaigns succeeds in transforming whole communities and encouraging thousands of people to get active.

Aimee enjoys exploring new ways to keep fit and stay active whether it is yoga, contemporary dance, cycling or exploring the great outdoors!

Ben Taylor

Engagement Coordinator

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Ben is a great organiser and enjoys liaising with existing and prospective clients, making him a perfect fit for Intelligent Health and a key member of our Beat the Street campaigns. Ben studied history at university and started his working life in the charity sector before gaining experience in retail banking and recruitment.

He shares our passion for a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoys playing a wide range of sports including tennis and squash. Ben also spends his spare time following Reading FC, brushing up on his history and exploring new cultural highlights around Europe, with his current favourite cities being Berlin and Budapest.

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Ben is a great organiser and enjoys liaising with existing and prospective clients, making him a perfect fit for Intelligent Health and a key member of our Beat the Street campaigns. Ben studied history at university and started his working life in the charity sector before gaining experience in retail banking and recruitment.

He shares our passion for a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoys playing a wide range of sports including tennis and squash. Ben also spends his spare time following Reading FC, brushing up on his history and exploring new cultural highlights around Europe, with his current favourite cities being Berlin and Budapest.

Jenny Cottrell

Programme & Client Manager

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Intelligent Health’s programmes help make being active a way of life for whole communities and with more than 10 years’ experience in the physical activity and community development sector, Jenny helps us achieve this goal in towns and cities across the world.

With an extensive background that includes helping develop community sports programmes for children, supporting deaf and disabled young people become more active as well as managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders, Jenny ensures that we engage every part of the community.

Jenny not only loves helping other people become active but staying active herself. She is a keen runner and enjoys spending weekends at different National Trust properties across the UK.

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Intelligent Health’s programmes help make being active a way of life for whole communities and with more than 10 years’ experience in the physical activity and community development sector, Jenny helps us achieve this goal in towns and cities across the world.

With an extensive background that includes helping develop community sports programmes for children, supporting deaf and disabled young people become more active as well as managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders, Jenny ensures that we engage every part of the community.

Jenny not only loves helping other people become active but staying active herself. She is a keen runner and enjoys spending weekends at different National Trust properties across the UK.

Maddy Supple

Digital Content Officer

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Maddy is passionate about developing new and exciting methods of communication and her enthusiasm is helping Intelligent Health push the boundaries of how we engage and communicate with participants online.

Following a Multimedia Journalism degree at the University of Bournemouth and work in the charity sector, Maddy has been building upon her already formidable communications expertise at Intelligent Health. Maddy is also building upon her skills as a baker – trying out new and different recipes at home.

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Maddy is passionate about developing new and exciting methods of communication and her enthusiasm is helping Intelligent Health push the boundaries of how we engage and communicate with participants online.

Following a Multimedia Journalism degree at the University of Bournemouth and work in the charity sector, Maddy has been building upon her already formidable communications expertise at Intelligent Health. Maddy is also building upon her skills as a baker – trying out new and different recipes at home.

Richard Ganpatsingh

Chief Technology Officer

Theo Bird

Business Dev Executive

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Theo joined Intelligent Health after studying Economics at the University of Leicester. He worked in the IT team before a taking a short sabbatical to travel round the world. On his return, Theo saw that Intelligent Health had also gone global and rejoined to become a key member of the Administrative team, making sure the technical side of projects run without a hitch. He has now moved over to the Business Development team in Head Office.

We think he’s ace. So, too, do lots of budding tennis players who have benefited from his coaching (Theo is an LTA Level 2 qualified coach). “I have always found huge enjoyment playing and coaching tennis to all ages. It’s great for encouraging physical activity and bringing people together.”

Theo also plays local league football, watches his beloved Reading FC and goes skiing and snowboarding whenever he can. A sports fanatic and all round good sport.

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Theo joined Intelligent Health after studying Economics at the University of Leicester. He worked in the IT team before a taking a short sabbatical to travel round the world. On his return, Theo saw that Intelligent Health had also gone global and rejoined to become a key member of the Administrative team, making sure the technical side of projects run without a hitch. He has now moved over to the Business Development team in Head Office.

We think he’s ace. So, too, do lots of budding tennis players who have benefited from his coaching (Theo is an LTA Level 2 qualified coach). “I have always found huge enjoyment playing and coaching tennis to all ages. It’s great for encouraging physical activity and bringing people together.”

Theo also plays local league football, watches his beloved Reading FC and goes skiing and snowboarding whenever he can. A sports fanatic and all round good sport.

Craig McGarrie

Business Dev Manager

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Craig joins the Intelligent Health team with over 13 years of experience in various roles within the sport and wellbeing industry. After taking on the role as Engagement Manager in North Lanarkshire, he has now joined the Intelligent Health Business Development team. He started his career as a Sports Technician at Edinburgh Napier University and then oversaw the launch and delivery of 2 brand new sport, fitness and wellbeing facilities at their Craiglockhart and Sighthill campuses. Craig has also worked for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Technogym UK, which has allowed him to gain new work-related experiences within healthcare, local authority leisure and national sport governing bodies.

Football is his sport and Craig has played for many years at a semi-professional level. He loves to see people achieve their personal health and fitness goals, and was proud to work at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow within the athlete’s village for Technogym.

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Craig joins the Intelligent Health team with over 13 years of experience in various roles within the sport and wellbeing industry. After taking on the role as Engagement Manager in North Lanarkshire, he has now joined the Intelligent Health Business Development team. He started his career as a Sports Technician at Edinburgh Napier University and then oversaw the launch and delivery of 2 brand new sport, fitness and wellbeing facilities at their Craiglockhart and Sighthill campuses. Craig has also worked for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Technogym UK, which has allowed him to gain new work-related experiences within healthcare, local authority leisure and national sport governing bodies.

Football is his sport and Craig has played for many years at a semi-professional level. He loves to see people achieve their personal health and fitness goals, and was proud to work at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow within the athlete’s village for Technogym.

Debbie Chesterman

Business Dev Manager

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Debbie’s background is in health, having trained as a Registered General Nurse and a Midwife.

After leaving nursing to work in the third sector, setting up and running a Mother and Baby unit and then a Residential unit for vulnerable young adults, she moved into the private sector.

As a business owner she maintained commitment to caring and helping people improve their lives with contracts that have included the development and management of a visitor centre which among others catered for a range of hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups, setting up and running walking programmes and organising outdoor physical activity schemes.

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Debbie’s background is in health, having trained as a Registered General Nurse and a Midwife.

After leaving nursing to work in the third sector, setting up and running a Mother and Baby unit and then a Residential unit for vulnerable young adults, she moved into the private sector.

As a business owner she maintained commitment to caring and helping people improve their lives with contracts that have included the development and management of a visitor centre which among others catered for a range of hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups, setting up and running walking programmes and organising outdoor physical activity schemes.

Marc Harris

Evidence & Research Lead

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Evidence is at the heart of Intelligent Health and our evaluation and research lead, Marc is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of each Beat the Street initiative. With a strong academic background that includes a Masters degree in Health and Social Science Research Methods which is currently being strengthened by a PhD in the Sociology and Philosophy of Sport – Marc is able to expertly investigate the health, social, psychological and environmental benefits of all of our programmes.

Marc’s interest in physical activity is not just limited to research, undertaking weight resistance and cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis as well as passionately supporting Arsenal football club.

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Evidence is at the heart of Intelligent Health and our evaluation and research lead, Marc is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of each Beat the Street initiative. With a strong academic background that includes a Masters degree in Health and Social Science Research Methods which is currently being strengthened by a PhD in the Sociology and Philosophy of Sport – Marc is able to expertly investigate the health, social, psychological and environmental benefits of all of our programmes.

Marc’s interest in physical activity is not just limited to research, undertaking weight resistance and cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis as well as passionately supporting Arsenal football club.

Natalie Ganpatsingh

Nature Lead

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Intelligent Health is delighted welcome nature guru Natalie Ganpatsingh to the team as Nature Lead, to help Beat the Street participants to engage with their outdoor spaces.

She is a Philosophy graduate, artist and Forest School Leader and over the last 22 years she has worked as a community artist, a mural painter, theatre designer, expedition artist and illustrator. Concerned that children were spending less and less time playing outdoors she set up Nature Nurture CIC with the aim of increasing outdoor play and learning opportunities for children. She trained as a Forest School Leader and holds a PETLs qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and is trained to deliver the Arts Council’s Arts Award Explore & Discover programmes.

She is married with 2 children and enjoys yoga, canoeing, going to the theatre, camping and spending time with her family.

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Intelligent Health is delighted welcome nature guru Natalie Ganpatsingh to the team as Nature Lead, to help Beat the Street participants to engage with their outdoor spaces.

She is a Philosophy graduate, artist and Forest School Leader and over the last 22 years she has worked as a community artist, a mural painter, theatre designer, expedition artist and illustrator. Concerned that children were spending less and less time playing outdoors she set up Nature Nurture CIC with the aim of increasing outdoor play and learning opportunities for children. She trained as a Forest School Leader and holds a PETLs qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and is trained to deliver the Arts Council’s Arts Award Explore & Discover programmes.

She is married with 2 children and enjoys yoga, canoeing, going to the theatre, camping and spending time with her family.

Yvette Keen

Accountant

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Yvette is a CIMA part-qualified accountant, with over 39 years of experience in a variety of finance roles.  

For the last 10 years, she focused on commercial finance roles, working for Kerry Foods & General Motors, before joining Intelligent Health.

She has worked both in the UK and Africa, where her knowledge of the French language came in handy.

She has been a keen sportswoman all her life, including working as a youth rugby coach. She now spends her spare time focusing on building a home gym!

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Yvette is a CIMA part-qualified accountant, with over 39 years of experience in a variety of finance roles.  

For the last 10 years, she focused on commercial finance roles, working for Kerry Foods & General Motors, before joining Intelligent Health.

She has worked both in the UK and Africa, where her knowledge of the French language came in handy.

She has been a keen sportswoman all her life, including working as a youth rugby coach. She now spends her spare time focusing on building a home gym!

Noelia Rios-Garcia

Mapping Officer

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Noelia comes from the geographical mid-point of Spain, Getafe (Madrid).

Growing up there and studying Geography sparked her interest in mapping, and also in learning more about other countries, cultures and languages around the world. After spending a year in France as a student, Noelia moved to the UK 15 years ago, and is delighted to be a part of the Intelligent Health team.

When she’s not travelling around cities and towns mapping potential locations for Beat the Street Beat Boxes, Noelia describes herself as ‘a very crafty person’ and is always looking for new things to make and do. She is a keen painter, mainly using oils but she also enjoys watercolours and drawing, too.

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Noelia comes from the geographical mid-point of Spain, Getafe (Madrid).

Growing up there and studying Geography sparked her interest in mapping, and also in learning more about other countries, cultures and languages around the world. After spending a year in France as a student, Noelia moved to the UK 15 years ago, and is delighted to be a part of the Intelligent Health team.

When she’s not travelling around cities and towns mapping potential locations for Beat the Street Beat Boxes, Noelia describes herself as ‘a very crafty person’ and is always looking for new things to make and do. She is a keen painter, mainly using oils but she also enjoys watercolours and drawing, too.

Lisa French

PA to CEO William Bird

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Lisa brings 20 years of admin experience to her role at Intelligent Health.

She has previously worked in marketing, sales, print, medical insurance, media, film and  and the music industry.

She is passionate about supporting the IH team to do the best job we can together, and believes good communication and organisation are key to success.

Outside work, Lisa is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with her new dog, Lola, and her two cats, Sherlock and Arthur. She also loves art, music, fashion and watching a good film.

Aligning with IH company philosophy, Lisa believes good mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, and enjoys  yoga and walking.

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Lisa brings 20 years of admin experience to her role at Intelligent Health.

She has previously worked in marketing, sales, print, medical insurance, media, film and  and the music industry.

She is passionate about supporting the IH team to do the best job we can together, and believes good communication and organisation are key to success.

Outside work, Lisa is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with her new dog, Lola, and her two cats, Sherlock and Arthur. She also loves art, music, fashion and watching a good film.

Aligning with IH company philosophy, Lisa believes good mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, and enjoys  yoga and walking.

Emily Lowson

Content Officer

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Emily brings a range of marketing and communications experience to her role, having worked in a variety of organisations including healthcare, television and the dot com world, as a copywriter and change communications specialist.

She has been passionate about wildlife and the natural world since she was very young, and as a child could often be found rehabilitating injured creatures in cardboard boxes, including hand rearing an orphaned partridge to adulthood. During her career she has been lucky enough to have worked in a variety of countries with a range of marine animals including penguins, seahorses, sharks and and giant turtles.

In her spare time, she enjoys painting, drawing, history, gardening and building things with her power tools – with varying success!

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Emily brings a range of marketing and communications experience to her role, having worked in a variety of organisations including healthcare, television and the dot com world, as a copywriter and change communications specialist.

She has been passionate about wildlife and the natural world since she was very young, and as a child could often be found rehabilitating injured creatures in cardboard boxes, including hand rearing an orphaned partridge to adulthood. During her career she has been lucky enough to have worked in a variety of countries with a range of marine animals including penguins, seahorses, sharks and and giant turtles.

In her spare time, she enjoys painting, drawing, history, gardening and building things with her power tools – with varying success!

Val Caldwell

Programme Manager for Scotland

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From the Clyde to the Forth, and from the Borders to the Highlands, Val is responsible for managing all our Beat the Street games in Scotland. She loves walking, and is an enthusiastic champion for Beat the Street.

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From the Clyde to the Forth, and from the Borders to the Highlands, Val is responsible for managing all our Beat the Street games in Scotland. She loves walking, and is an enthusiastic champion for Beat the Street.

Jamie Noble

Product Manager

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Jamie is our product manager, and it’s his role to oversee the development and roll out of a digital offering from Intelligent Health.

Jamie recently graduated from University of Strathclyde’s Digital Health Systems MSc programme and was lead on an NHS Innovation programme around the use of blockchain in community and social care. He has a background in working with Google and Amazon on various commercial projects.

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Jamie is our product manager, and it’s his role to oversee the development and roll out of a digital offering from Intelligent Health.

Jamie recently graduated from University of Strathclyde’s Digital Health Systems MSc programme and was lead on an NHS Innovation programme around the use of blockchain in community and social care. He has a background in working with Google and Amazon on various commercial projects.

Alex Robins

Technical Support Engineer

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Alex works in our tech team, helping all our games to run smoothly. He is responsible for maintenance and installation of our Beat Boxes and the system that ensures player points are logged and stored correctly.

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Alex works in our tech team, helping all our games to run smoothly. He is responsible for maintenance and installation of our Beat Boxes and the system that ensures player points are logged and stored correctly.

Jon Dunning

Technical Support

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Jon works in the tech team, making sure all our Beat Boxes are working properly and that our games run smoothly.

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Jon works in the tech team, making sure all our Beat Boxes are working properly and that our games run smoothly.

Libby Hawkins

Engagement Coordinator - Derby

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Libby is the Engagement Coordinator for our Derby game, working alongside Lottie, and is passionate about all things active! Previously our Engagement Coordinator for Chesterfield, Libby loves BMX biking and is an enthusiastic advocate for Beat the Street, getting everyone she comes across involved.

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Libby is the Engagement Coordinator for our Derby game, working alongside Lottie, and is passionate about all things active! Previously our Engagement Coordinator for Chesterfield, Libby loves BMX biking and is an enthusiastic advocate for Beat the Street, getting everyone she comes across involved.

Margaret McDonnell

Press and PR Officer

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Margaret is Intelligent Health’s press and PR expert, working with media contacts to promote Beat the Street and the wider work of the organisation.

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Margaret is Intelligent Health’s press and PR expert, working with media contacts to promote Beat the Street and the wider work of the organisation.

Executive Board

Debbie Walters

Operations Director

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Intelligent Health is all about bringing people together and we have the ultimate people person in Debbie. Her exemplary planning skills and attention to detail coupled with a passion for great customer service has been created following a 15 year in financial services and her ongoing work within the NHS. Debbie combines her own ‘can do’ ethos with practical and innovative solutions.

Debbie is not only passionate about building active communities but staying active herself whether it is through running, nutrition or trying out theme parks with her family.

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Intelligent Health is all about bringing people together and we have the ultimate people person in Debbie. Her exemplary planning skills and attention to detail coupled with a passion for great customer service has been created following a 15 year in financial services and her ongoing work within the NHS. Debbie combines her own ‘can do’ ethos with practical and innovative solutions.

Debbie is not only passionate about building active communities but staying active herself whether it is through running, nutrition or trying out theme parks with her family.

Dr William Bird

CEO and Founder

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William is a family GP who started to get his patients more active by setting up the first Health Walk scheme in April 1996. This led to him creating the Green Gym one year later as he realised that companionship and contact with nature were major driving forces in keeping people active.

His passion has led him to be a strategic health advisor to Natural England and set up health forecasts for the Met Office.

Whilst CEO of Intelligent Health, William still enjoys being a GP and manages to find some thinking time when running in green space.

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William is a family GP who started to get his patients more active by setting up the first Health Walk scheme in April 1996. This led to him creating the Green Gym one year later as he realised that companionship and contact with nature were major driving forces in keeping people active.

His passion has led him to be a strategic health advisor to Natural England and set up health forecasts for the Met Office.

Whilst CEO of Intelligent Health, William still enjoys being a GP and manages to find some thinking time when running in green space.

Katherine Knight

Marketing Director

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Katherine has a wealth of senior level experience in sports marketing and PR. She was marketing director of a UEFA international football tournament, helped create ‘Game Changer’, the FA’s 5-year strategic plan for women’s football and was England Women’s Football media manager.

Having helped make Women’s football an important part of community life across Britain, Katherine’s set herself the new goal of placing Beat the Street at the very heart of communities across the world.

“I’ve loved sport and physical activity ever since I put on my first pair of football boots, aged eight. My life revolves around physical activity, whether it’s playing sport, running or playing with my children.”

Katherine combines her love of food and football by cooking dishes from competing nations during the World Cup. Her knowledge of Brazilian cuisine is now outstanding.

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Katherine has a wealth of senior level experience in sports marketing and PR. She was marketing director of a UEFA international football tournament, helped create ‘Game Changer’, the FA’s 5-year strategic plan for women’s football and was England Women’s Football media manager.

Having helped make Women’s football an important part of community life across Britain, Katherine’s set herself the new goal of placing Beat the Street at the very heart of communities across the world.

“I’ve loved sport and physical activity ever since I put on my first pair of football boots, aged eight. My life revolves around physical activity, whether it’s playing sport, running or playing with my children.”

Katherine combines her love of food and football by cooking dishes from competing nations during the World Cup. Her knowledge of Brazilian cuisine is now outstanding.

Grahame T Sewell

Acting Chair

CEO, GTS Ventures

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Mr. Grahame T. Sewell has been Chief Executive of GTS Ventures since 1999. Prior to founding GTS, Mr. Sewell was the Chief Executive of Synigence plc, publicly listed healthcare company. Mr. Sewell serves as the Chairman of GET ME IN! Ltd. He served as Interim Non Executive Chairman of 1st Dental Laboratories plc since September 2009 and also served as its Non-Executive Director.

He served as a Director on the Advisory Board of Hotbed Limited. He also holds a number of non-executive posts in GTS investee companies. He served as a Board Director of Unichem plc

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Mr. Grahame T. Sewell has been Chief Executive of GTS Ventures since 1999. Prior to founding GTS, Mr. Sewell was the Chief Executive of Synigence plc, publicly listed healthcare company. Mr. Sewell serves as the Chairman of GET ME IN! Ltd. He served as Interim Non Executive Chairman of 1st Dental Laboratories plc since September 2009 and also served as its Non-Executive Director.

He served as a Director on the Advisory Board of Hotbed Limited. He also holds a number of non-executive posts in GTS investee companies. He served as a Board Director of Unichem plc

Peter Dines

Investment Director

Head of Life Sciences, Mercia Fund Management

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Mr. Peter Dines has been the Head of Life Sciences and Investment Director at Mercia Technologies PLC and Mercia Fund Management since February 2015. As a highly successful entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Dines has 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, holding numerous directorships across a wide range of life sciences businesses. Over this period, he was involved with a number of high profile turnarounds and exits within the sector, including the acquisition of Surgicraft’s loss making business where, as Managing Director, sales quadrupled within three years and the business was subsequently sold to ISIS Equity Partners.

His other key healthcare positions held, both previously and currently, include Bridges Ventures, Cisiv, Diagnostic World, Spring Active and Newtech Ortho. He has founded Surgi C Group and Newtech Ortho.

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Mr. Peter Dines has been the Head of Life Sciences and Investment Director at Mercia Technologies PLC and Mercia Fund Management since February 2015. As a highly successful entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Dines has 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, holding numerous directorships across a wide range of life sciences businesses. Over this period, he was involved with a number of high profile turnarounds and exits within the sector, including the acquisition of Surgicraft’s loss making business where, as Managing Director, sales quadrupled within three years and the business was subsequently sold to ISIS Equity Partners.

His other key healthcare positions held, both previously and currently, include Bridges Ventures, Cisiv, Diagnostic World, Spring Active and Newtech Ortho. He has founded Surgi C Group and Newtech Ortho.

Ian Simpkin

Company Secretary

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Ian is a chartered accountant with over 25 years experience at finance director level. He was European finance director of Xilinx Inc, a Nasdaq 100 technology company, over a period of rapid growth from $20m to $450m revenue
in Europe. For the last 10 years, he has focused on providing financial and strategic insight to rapid growth SMEs, helping add value and has taken several companies through to successful exits.

He has been a keen sportsman all his life, with particular interest in cricket and hockey. Now focused on tennis and golf, he is also active with running a few 10km races.

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Ian is a chartered accountant with over 25 years experience at finance director level. He was European finance director of Xilinx Inc, a Nasdaq 100 technology company, over a period of rapid growth from $20m to $450m revenue
in Europe. For the last 10 years, he has focused on providing financial and strategic insight to rapid growth SMEs, helping add value and has taken several companies through to successful exits.

He has been a keen sportsman all his life, with particular interest in cricket and hockey. Now focused on tennis and golf, he is also active with running a few 10km races.

Mark Lund

Adviser

CEO, McCann Worldgroup UK

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As CEO of McCann Worldgroup UK, Mark heads a 1,700 strong organization made up of some of the UK’s best marketing services companies, with a footprint right across the country. His remit is to help them come together to deliver total integration at scale in all aspects of business and reputation building. Prior to joining McCann, Mark helped co-found two independent advertising businesses, one of which, Delaney Lund Knox Warren (DLKW), became a top 10 UK agency. He has also served as the chief executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), the UK government’s marketing and communications arm and behavior change center.

He has been Chairman of the Advertising Association and served on the councils of both the IPA and ISBA. He is currently the Chair of the AA’s Media Smart and Children’s Panel and sits on the AA council. With Kate, he is the father of Oliver and Elspeth and lives in Oxfordshire.

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As CEO of McCann Worldgroup UK, Mark heads a 1,700 strong organization made up of some of the UK’s best marketing services companies, with a footprint right across the country. His remit is to help them come together to deliver total integration at scale in all aspects of business and reputation building. Prior to joining McCann, Mark helped co-found two independent advertising businesses, one of which, Delaney Lund Knox Warren (DLKW), became a top 10 UK agency. He has also served as the chief executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), the UK government’s marketing and communications arm and behavior change center.

He has been Chairman of the Advertising Association and served on the councils of both the IPA and ISBA. He is currently the Chair of the AA’s Media Smart and Children’s Panel and sits on the AA council. With Kate, he is the father of Oliver and Elspeth and lives in Oxfordshire.