Monday, 15 April 2024
Monday, 15 April 2024

Active Cheshire announces new CEO

ACTIVE Cheshire has appointed Mike Watson as its new CEO. The charity is part of Active Partnerships chain across the country that aims to better people’s lives through exercise. 

Mike, 37, has joined the non-profit organisation after his career as CEO of Cheshire FA, where he led the County Football Association. He worked alongside a dedicated Board and multiple Committees to govern the grassroots game across the County.

Mike is a highly experienced compliance, finance, and communications specialist with a passion for people. The business frontrunner has a track record of leading innovation and ensuring a supportive, growth-mindset focused environment for staff and the local community.

Active Cheshire Chair Dr Paul Hancock OBE commented:

“We would like to welcome Mike with open arms to our incredible organisation. 

“He brings a vast amount of knowledge in the physical activity and sports areas which tie into our future objectives to embed activity into Cheshire and Warrington communities. I look forward to seeing his work make an impact in this special county.”

The multi-award-winning Charity is passionate about positively changing people’s lives across Cheshire and Warrington out of sport and physical activity.

Mike Watson, CEO of Active Cheshire, said:

“I am very pleased to have been offered this role and look forward to working with our partners to reverse the huge dent 2020 has left on many people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

“Companies like Active Cheshire are vital for local people’s health now more than ever, and I’m joining an incredibly passionate and committed team.”

I cannot wait to begin my role and ensuring that Active Cheshire is positioned at the forefront of getting Cheshire Active.”

The appointment comes at a time when innovation is being recognised as a key driver of the UK’s post-pandemic growth strategy. Active Cheshire is set to play a strategically important role in building closer connections with the public and private industries.

As the lead body for physical activity and sport in Cheshire and Warrington, Active Cheshire’s job is to engage, educate, enable, inspire and influence the local community as well as a wide range of organisations, stakeholders and partners locally to adopt an active lifestyle.

To find out more about Active Cheshire, please visit:


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