Carol Couse - Director
Time on board - September 2015 to present
Why I joined the GreaterSport board - Whilst in my professional life I tend to deal with the issues relating to professional sport, I understand the importance of sport and physical activity to our local communities.
I was attracted to join the Board to be part of such an important organisation which is pivotal to making real change to the people of Greater Manchester. In a landscape of devolution, I believe the localities and GreaterSport can make a meaningful difference to the level of physical activity of local people, which in turn is likely to benefit their mental and physical wellbeing, social inclusion and reduce the burden on the public services. I am pleased to be part of such a dynamic and forward thinking Board.
Current Job - Consultant, Mills & Reeve LLP
Professional Background - I am a Sports Lawyer at Mills & Reeve LLP, dealing with regulatory and commercial issues in professional sport, particularly football. I have previously worked in house at the football agency Proactive and Manchester United.
Skills I bring - Analytical mind set, which helps me to cut to the crux of a matter and analyse the key issues. Problem solving. Pragmatic.
Areas of Expertise - I understand the sports industry and the regulatory backdrop within which sports organisations operate. I have experience in dealing with sports regulatory and commercial matters.
Personal Interests - I enjoy boot camp exercise (even though I was mortified about rolling around in mud initially).