Our People


CIRCADIAN TRUST EMPLOYEES

Mark Crutchley

Mark Crutchley

Chief Executive

Mark has over 30 year’s management experience within the leisure...

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Craig Smart

Craig Smart

Operations Director

Craig has been working in the leisure industry for over...

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Ian Jones

Ian Jones

Director of Buildings and Environment

Ian has an Industrial background from the Steel Industry whilst...

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Juliet Kilty

Juliet Kilty

Business Support Director

Juliet has worked in the not for profit sector since...

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Ben Beasley

Ben Beasley

Director of Commercial Development

Ben has been working in the leisure and hospitality sector...

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Joanna Bond

Joanna Bond

Head of Sphere Leisure

Joanna joined Circadian Trust (then South Gloucestershire Council) in 2002...

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Dean Barney

Dean Barney

Area Manager

Dean graduated in 1995 with a BA (Hons) degree from...

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David Smele

David Smele

Head of Healthy Lifestyles

Dave has been working in the leisure industry for over...

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Sonja Dalgarno

Sonja Dalgarno

Health, Safety & Compliance Manager

Since leaving University with an HND in Leisure Management, Sonja...

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Fiona West

Fiona West

Head of Marketing

Fiona studied at the University of Canterbury (where she also...

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Jenny Kear

Jenny Kear

Head of Customer Relations

Jenny joined Circadian Trust’s Customer Service Team in 2009. Her enthusiasm...

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Jill Cooksley

Jill Cooksley

Head of Human Resources

Jill has worked with people as her focus for the...

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Jim Rollo

Jim Rollo

Healthy Lifestyles Manager

Jim started his career in Health and Fitness in 1999...

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Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Centre Manager

Andy has over 15 years’ experience in the leisure industry, starting...

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Martyn Hinam

Martyn Hinam

Centre Manager

Martyn has worked in the leisure industry for 23 years...

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Robert Candlin

Robert Candlin

Centre Manager

With over 25 years’ experience in the health and fitness...

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Dan Flahive

Dan Flahive

Centre Manager

Dan has been working in the leisure industry for over...

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Luke Newman

Luke Newman

Centre Manager

Luke has worked within the organisation since he was 14, starting out...

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CIRCADIAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Trust is overseen by a Board of Trustees drawn from across the local community, who bring a number of skills from a range of sectors to benefit the business. The Trustees ensure good governance and agree on strategic direction for the business.

Chair of Circadian Trust Board / Chair of Sphere Board
Phil qualified as a Management Accountant in 1992 and before then had over 10 years’ experience as an electrical engineer in the shipbuilding industry. He has worked in a range of different roles within the public sector but with a focus on investments project governance and accounting. Phil was a keen participant in sport when younger and is now a regular user of the leisure centres. He is also a supporter and season ticket holder at Plymouth Argyle. Having joined the Trust in November 2013 he hopes to use his financial experience to support the Trust in continuing to deliver high quality facilities to the local community.

Vice Chair of Circadian Trust Board
Patrick is an actuary and works in the life insurance industry. He has previous experience as a non-executive director while working overseas. He and his family are regular customers of Circadian Trust’s facilities.

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Rob is a Client Relationship Manager specialising in pensions at Scottish Widows, with 27 years’ experience in finance and marketing. He joined the Leisure Trust Board in March 2011 because he wanted to support his local community by helping the Trust deliver a quality leisure service. He does this by drawing on both his commercial experience and own perspective as a regular leisure centre user.

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Adrian is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in private practice and central government. He is currently a member of a Government Specialist Unit valuing large retail units and unique commercial properties for national taxation throughout Wales, Central England and the West Country. Adrian joined the Board in 2006 to develop links between users; he is particularly interested in swimming and keen to ensure that all sections of society have access to quality leisure facilities.

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Neil is a management consultant and part-time lecturer. He has been involved in community activities for a number of years and is a regular user of Circadian Trust leisure centres.

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Katherine is a nominated Trustee as a sitting Councillor of South Gloucestershire Council. Katherine lives in Frenchay and works in strategic marketing in the aerospace industry.

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Susan lives in Thornbury and works in the Financial Services industry in South Gloucestershire. She is a mathematics graduate and also has experience as a school governor.

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Derek lives in Chepstow and works in the aerospace industry in Filton, South Gloucestershire. He is a regular visitor to Circadian Trust facilities.

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Peter Tuodolo lives in Thornbury with his wife and two children. He is a keen sportsman. An SRA Level 2 squash coach who coached as a volunteer for Thornbury Big Cats (Junior Squash Club) for more than 10 years. He is also a UEFA B Licensed football coach with Thornbury Town Football Club, and currently coaching and managing the under 16’s team. Peter has been working for Essilor LTD in the Logistics department for more than 10 years. Essilor is one of the biggest Lens and optical manufacturers in the world and the largest optical suppliers to independent opticians. Essilor is also a leader in optical innovation. Essilor, a French spectacle lens manufacturing company, can trace its history back to 1849 when a workers’ co-operative under the name of Société des Lunetiers was established in Paris. In the 1959 it launched Varilux, the worlds first varifocal lens (a lens that allows the wearer to view objects at all distances). Essilor came to Thornbury in the 1980’s where it established a factory to produce Varilux for UK opticians and their clients.

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Roland was an Area Manager for Circadian Trust until he retired in March 2014 and brings over 30 years operational management experience in the Leisure Industry to the Board. Whilst working for the Trust Roland held membership of the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management. He joined the Leisure Trust Board in May 2018 and hopes to use his extensive experience to help inspire Active Lifestyles and importantly support the Trust through its next phases of development. An ex player and enthusiastic follower of football, cyclist and walker, Roland also regularly volunteers at Southmead Hospital as a Move Maker.

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Ben is the CEO for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Every year the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust gets thousands of young lives back on track. They achieve this by training and developing world class athletes to deliver personal, social and emotional development programmes for young people facing disadvantage.
Prior to working for the Trust, Ben worked for the business membership charity Business in the Community as the Head of Community Impact for the South West. He then progressed to become the National Operations Development Manager for their Work Inclusion programme which supports homeless and those at risk of homelessness into employment.
When not at work Ben enjoys running, surfing and spending time with the family. He joined the Circadian Trust board in 2018; hoping to use his experience to support the Trust to engage with those people facing disadvantage to become more active.

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