Suzanne Gardner

Suzanne joined Sport England in May 2014 and is the National Partnership Lead for Health and Inactivity. She provides strategic support for Sport England’s Inactivity agenda and leadership for several programmes of work including Moving Healthcare Professionals, working in partnership with Public Health England, The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, the National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the RCGP. She specialises in health, physical activity and sports development and brings a variety of expertise to her work with Sport England, having worked in a variety of roles at local, county, regional and national level in the public and charity sectors. As the West Midlands Physical Activity and Sport Co-ordinator for the Department of Health she led a range of work including developing approaches to achieve a health legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and initiating the West Midlands Physical Activity Network. She went on to work for the British Horse Society leading their Access and Rights of Way Team before taking up a role with the Black Country BeActive Partnership focusing on economic, health and sports development. Since working at Sport England she has led the development of the Get Healthy Get Active and Active Ageing programmes and has an interest in Return on Investment and improving the evidence base for physical activity and sport’s role in delivering health outcomes.

Suzanne Gardner
Suzanne Gardner
National Partnership Lead for Health and Inactivity
Sport England