Our organisation

The trustees are responsible for the Strategic direction of East Grinstead Sports Club.  Together, they are responsible for the effective leadership of the club and they appoint an Operating Company to run the site on behalf of the clubs and community users that enjoy the facilities.

They meet every two months with an AGM held in September every year.  The club is always on the lookout for new trustees and we encourage people from outside of the club to join so there is a balanced view around the Board table.


  • Gary Needle Chairman

    Gary has over 25 years board level executive experience in the health care industry.

  • Kevin Ellis Treasurer

    Kevin is responsible for the finances of the Charity and the management of the on site operator contract.

  • George Christopherson Trustee

    George works alongside 6 veterinary partners at Portland Vets.

  • Helen Farren Trustee

    Helen is the Business Manager of a local primary school.

  • Lee Farren Trustee

    Lee is the owner of a local web and design agency based in East Grinstead.

  • Richard Leman Trustee

    Richard has been involved with the Sports Club since its creation in 1989.

  • Rebecca Thornley-Gibson Trustee

    Rebecca is a partner at a London law firm where she specialises in employment law.  She has been a trustee since 2011.

  • Fiona Humphreys Administrator

    Fiona is a sales and marketing professional with 30 years’ experience within the charitable sector.

  • Nigel Fish
    Nigel Fish Observer

    Finance Director at Link Market Services

  • Chris Gregory
    Chris Gregory Observer

    Chris is the current Chairman of East Grinstead Hockey Club.

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