Planet Earth Games is thrilled to announce the recruitment of seven new high calibre trustees ahead of another exciting year for the organisation and its innovative model of sustainable sport, health and wellbeing and physical activity.

The incoming Trustees bring a breadth of national and international experience from the public and private sector to Planet Earth Games, which enjoyed a ground-breaking year in 2020. With the arrival of the pandemic, Planet Earth Games revolutionised its event delivery to a virtual model, setting a month’s worth of challenges through August working in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading sustainable brands and ambassadors.

The result was an event that reached over 800,000 people with real outcomes. 60% of participants reported that they were more active than usual across the month and 74% learned something new about environmental sustainability. Following the success of August, Planet Earth Games will host a Winter version across February with free entry available at www.planetearthgames.org

Longer-term, Planet Earth Games is creating a strategy to place the organisation at the forefront of sustainable sport in the UK and beyond. Planet Earth Games founder Chris Broadbent said: “We have unlimited ambitions for our organisation and we are really excited to be joined on the journey by such a talented group of professionals.

“We have a team that can lift Planet Earth Games to a national and international significance and inspire real change for the greater good. Living a sustainable, active lifestyle doesn’t have to mean sacrifice.  It can be a lot of fun too. The beauty of the Planet Earth Games is in making environmentalism enjoyable.

“We have a compelling model that resonates with a wide audience. By educating, inspiring and influencing people to live healthier and happier lives that benefit themselves and their environment, we appeal to multiple demographics across multiple boundaries.”

PLANET EARTH GAMES TEAM

Chris Broadbent (Founder and CEO) – Award-winning Olympic sport marketing and communications expert
James Brookes (Tech Lead, Trustee) – Group Associate Director at award-winning franchise business Water Babies
Andrew Cross (Product Development Lead, Chair) – Founder and owner of award-winning sustainable businesses Earth Friendly Foodware and North Devon Soap
Lauren Durkan (Governance Lead, Trustee NEW) – Governance Officer, Sport and Recreation Alliance
Ruth Faulkner (Chief Operating Officer) – Award-winning Marketing and Brand Director, Tonic Agency
Steve Gould (Commercial Lead, Trustee NEW) – former Commercial Director at British Olympic Association, former Managing Director, FIM World Speedway Championships
Sarah Halhead-Baker (Marketing and Communications Lead, Trustee NEW) – Group Project Manager, Sky
Edgar Herridge (Values and Ethics Lead, Trustee NEW) – National Disability Cricket Manager, England and Wales Cricket Board
Tim Lages (Organisational Development Lead, Trustee NEW) – Social Entrepreneur Support Manager, UnLtd
Ryan O’Sullivan (Legal Lead, Trustee NEW) – Legal Director, Company Director, Oracle UK
Jess Shepherdson (Fundraising Lead, Trustee NEW) – Head of Account Management, Oaks Consultancy