Lincolnshire Sports Partnership start search for new Chairman

Retiring Chairman of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Barrie Pierpoint.
Retiring Chairman of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Barrie Pierpoint.

LINCOLNSHIRE Sports Partnership are on the hunt for a new Chairman to promote the work of the well-established local sports charity.

The Chairman will replace the outgoing Barrie Pierpoint, who is due to retire in September.

The role involves promoting the work and becoming the face of the charity, guiding a board of Trustees and Directors.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership offers guidance and support to more than 1,000 voluntary and community sports groups across Lincolnshire with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity delivering many different projects in all areas of the county.

Mr Pierpoint has been instrumental in changing the partnership’s development strategy, and has overseen much development and modernisation over the past three years.

Mr Pierpoint said: “I have enjoyed being Chairman at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership. I have spent the last three years developing and introducing new commercial opportunities and schemes to the Partnership, helping them to find new revenue streams, but feel that now is the right time to go.”

Mr Pierpoint is known to football fans for his ten years as CEO of Leicester City FC, taking the club from a loss-making £1m turnover to a £25m turnover business, and also in the county as one of the men who helped Boston United Football Club in its darkest hour to hold the public meeting which led to current owners, David Newton and Neil Kempster, deciding to save the club.

After three years at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Mr Pierpoint will move on in September. He hopes that someone with good business and sporting connections in Lincolnshire will come forward for the position:

“The new chairman needs to be an advocate for Lincolnshire Sports Partnership,” he continued.

“Hopefully with good networks in the business and sporting sectors, the chairman will become the face of the business, promoting our work throughout Lincolnshire.”

The new chairman will guide trustees to enable them to set overall policy, targets and evaluate performance for Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.

Trustee Board Meetings are held six times per year, and the Chairman may also have to attend other meetings and events throughout the year.

This three-year post is an unpaid position, although travelling expenses are payable.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership said: “Barrie has played a pivotal role as Chairman and we wish him well in the future.

“We are looking forward to welcoming a new Chairman in September.”

For more information about the position, or for an informal talk about the role, please contact Mr Pierpoint on 07720 406806 or