Meet our Trustees


Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust is governed by a board of 11 voluntary Trustees, made up of local residents, two serving Members of the Council and a member of staff from the Trust. They bring with them an impressive range of experience and knowledge from a variety of sectors, including accountancy, education, business, human resources and IT. The Board work with the Chief Executive and the executive management team to make strategic policy and planning decisions and to guide the organisation.


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Alan Nicholl - Chair 

Since 1998 Alan has been Chairman of the Tonbridge Sports Association (TSA), an organisation that represents sports clubs in Tonbridge and surrounding areas. The TSA is reported to be one of the largest independent Sports Associations in the UK with over 50 clubs covering 20 different sports. A retired Chartered Accountant, Alan is a keen tennis player and at a very early age was a semi-professional footballer. 


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Kim Bennett

Kim has worked at tmactive's Larkfield Leisure Centre for the past 15 years and is the staff representative on the Board. After studying Leisure & Tourism at sixth form, Kim became a full time member of staff at the Centre and worked her way up to Team Leader and Stand-in Duty Manager before taking on the role of Membership Advisor. She is a keen swimmer and qualified swim teacher.


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Tonbridge born Mark is one of two TMBC nominated trustees and has served as a Borough Councillor for a north Tonbridge ward since 2007. Mark is Senior Partner with local firm Warners Solicitors which firm he re-joined in 1988. Mark was a governor at Tonbridge Grammar School for 17 years and currently serves as a trustee of the Upper Medway Internal Drainage Board. He is a Vice President of Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club.


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Neil lives in St Mary's Platt and is a Chartered Surveyor, advising landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial property. All of the Salisbury family regularly use the swimming pool at Larkfield Leisure Centre and his eldest son is just about to embark on the Lifeguard training course. Neil is an assistant coach to one of the age groups at his local junior cricket club and his other interest include hill walking, music, cooking and generally all things cricket.


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Australian born Sarah has lived in Mereworth since 1999. She works for the Federation of Small Businesses as a Development Manager and helps smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Previously, Sarah worked for local authorities in Kent and East Sussex and has held a number of roles in arts, tourism, economic development and regeneration. Sarah enjoys being active and sees sport and leisure as a vital aspect of personal and family wellbeing. She is a keen swimmer and enjoys paddleboarding at Leybourne Lakes Country Park.


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Simon and his family moved to Tonbridge five years ago. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and for the past six years has been the Finance Director at AXA Art Insurance. Outside of work, Simon is a trustee of the Museum Valuation Charitable Trust, plays golf at Poult Wood and enjoys mountain biking and running. His family regularly visit the Angel Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool.


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Duncan and his wife Liz moved to Kit's Coty, near Aylesford 20 years ago. During that time they became keen triathletes, helping to create the triathlon section of Larkfield AC (based at LLC) and becoming qualified triathlon coaches. Duncan's day job is management consultancy in the banking sector. Duncan has been a long term user of the swimming pool at Larkfield, and also loves to swim at Leybourne Lakes in Leybourne Country Park.


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Vidhya Ratnam

Vidhya and her family moved to Tonbridge seven years ago from London. She is a Chartered Accountant with over two decades of experience in London’s financial markets across Banking, Big-4 audit firms, FinTech and is currently a Director in an European bank’s finance department. She is also a trustee at The Forum at Greenwich, a London based inclusive community centre. She and her family are regular users of the Angel Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool.


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Pia and her family moved to East Malling in February 2022 and in an interest to get involved in her community became a trustee in May the same year. Pia has been involved in the Outdoor industry for the last 15 years and is a fully qualified British Canoeing Coach and Swim England Swim Teacher. Pia has worked with Children and Adults from all backgrounds including those with SEN and Behavioural needs. You may see her out on her Paddle-board on the River Medway with her family or at Larkfield Leisure Centre enjoying the slides.