New chair of Magna Vitae is elected for the busy year ahead

Newly elected chairman Doreen Stephenson pictured with and vice-chairman Terry Ball.
Newly elected chairman Doreen Stephenson pictured with and vice-chairman Terry Ball.

A new chair and vice-chair have officially been elected for the Magna Vitae Trust to tackle leisure and cultural services in the area for the year ahead .

Doreen Stephenson has been elected chairman of the board of trustees, with Terry Ball elected as her deputy.

The charitable trust is a partner with East Lindsey District Council which was formed in January this year - and took over the operation of the leisure and cultural services in the East Lindsey area from the district council.

Doreen joined the board as a community trustee in June and takes over the role from Ian Emmerson.

Terry has become the board’s first vice-chairman to be appointed.

On her appointment, Doreen commented: “I am delighted to have been elected chairman by my colleagues on the trust’s board.

“I thank Ian for the work he has done since the trust formed to ensure it is well positioned for the 

She added: “As a trust we have a strong and committed board of trustees, as well as a great team of staff, working hard to provide first class leisure and cultural services to the people of East Lindsey and the many visitors to 
the area.

“The focus of the trust must now be on developing new partnerships and seizing opportunities that enable the company to grow.”

The trust’s new vice- chairman, Terry Ball, who retired as community inspector for Lincolnshire Police in March this year, has led on the policing of some of the highest profile events in Lincolnshire, including the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012.

The trust’s managing director, Mark Humphreys, said: “I congratulate both Doreen and Terry on their appointment.

“Doreen has a strong track record in leisure and culture and Terry has significant expertise in event delivery and partnerships.

“I also thank Ian Emmerson for guiding the trust through its first eight months of operation, which have been both exciting and challenging.”

l For more information on the Magna Vitae Trust and the work it does, visit the official website at