Linda Gaine has been the Strategic Lead Delivery Manager at Active Essex, since March 2013.
Before that she was Partnerships Manager for the Essex County Council 2012 Legacy and Sports Delivery team from 2007-2012 and Essex County Council County Sports Development Manager from 2000.
Her role now is working closely with Public Health on the Physical Activity agenda. Linda was previously a Sports Development Officer at Braintree District Council with a key remit to develop sport and physical activity opportunities and build volunteer capacity within the communities and district.
Linda has a wealth of experience having worked in the sport and physical activity sector for the past 27 years. Key to Linda is the ability to work in partnership to link physical activity and sport to other agendas, in order to maximise resources and opportunities, to benefit partners and the wider community.
As a volunteer Linda is very much involved in the sport of netball where she co-runs a local netball club with around 300 members, she also coaches and umpires and plays very occasionally. She is also the Chair of the Colchester Netball League and a life member of East Essex County Netball Association. Linda is aligned to our Health and Inclusion strand.