President - Edward Ferguson
Ed Ferguson took over the reigns of President from co-founder Marc Davies in 2019 after being involved with Active Opportunities since 2016.
Ed’s background in community participation, development and program management provides AO expertise in the fields of coach and player development. Ed is a member of local partner club Lindfield FC and has strong ties throughout the football community.
Treasurer - Deepak David
Having known Jas & Marc since the formation of Active Opportunities, I appreciated the passion and desire they both had to assist, empower and support the physical development of children. A lot of these children are simply not given the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities. Jas & Marc's vision to create a safe environment for children with disabilities to live a healthy lifestyle is something I have taken on board and plan to support them as well as the organisation. Deepak is a Chartered Accountant with over 7 years of experience. His interests include football, basketball and trying new cuisines .
Secretary - Catherine Tavernese
Catherine has been involved in Active Opportunities since 2017, coming on board initially as a volunteer within our Northern Beaches program before taking the step towards becoming a board member to help structure, organise and progress what we can deliver.
Catherine has strong organisation and event management skills which have allowed Active Opportunities to deliver various fundraising events which ensure the future sustainability of the charity.
Board Member - Marc Davies
As Co-Founder of Active Opportunities it has been a shared vision to provide quality accessible sports programs to people with a disability, ensuring these community members have the same access to sports programs to develop their fundamental movement skills, learn new sports and most importantly have fun!
Marc’s personal background is in Program Management where he is currently employed by NSW Health as a Program Manager for the Healthy Children Initiative program. Marc has also worked for many years with the Australian Sports Commission, Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) and as a Facility Manager in many of Sydney’s Leisure and Aquatic Facilities.
Board Member - John Tansley
John, better know as JT to parents, players and the wider Northern Beaches community came on board with Active Opportunities in 2017 bringing with him a wealth of local community knowledge contacts and passion for the program. JT has been critical in engaging the Northern Beaches community and continues to lead by way of action with his ever-presence on Saturday mornings amongst our players.
Board Member - Lottie Harris
Lottie has been part of the Active Opportunities board since 2018 providing vital knowledge and understanding of the people services involved in running programs for children with a disability. Lottie boasts significant contacts, expertise and experience in coaching, mentoring and supporting people to ensure Active Opportunities is an inclusive and progressive organisation.