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Speaker Biography

Richard Saunders

Richard has over 30 years involvement in PE, Sport and Sports Development including teaching, professional sports coach, grass roots development worker, scheme manager for various sports programmes in London and South West; was ex Head of Sport Oldham MBC and currently CEO Greater Manchester Sports Partnership.

Overall he has operated and has experience of work for grass roots to ministerial level. The position of Chair of CSPN has required sensitive leadership and negotiating skills working with health and sports partners during a time of considerable change for sport and physical activity in England. In addition to these role Richard has also held a number of roles as Chair of Regional and National Sports organisations and Trusts. He has also represented CSPs and Local Government on a variety of working groups, conferences and development forums.