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.

  • Fiona Humphreys Administrator

    Fiona is a sales and marketing professional with 15 years’ experience within the charitable sector.

    • George Christopherson Trustee

      George works alongside 6 veterinary partners at Portland Vets.

      • Lee Farren Trustee

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

      • Nigel Fish
        Nigel Fish Trustee

        Finance Director at Link Market Services

        • Chris Gregory
          Chris Gregory Trustee

          Former Chairman of East Grinstead Hockey Club.

          • 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.

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