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The Board Members


Jack Osborne - FSPA -
Jack has worked in the sports industry since he was 21. Three years after qualifying as an accountant he moved into production management. As Production Director, he controlled three factories manufacturing playground & gymnastic equipment and sports mats. In 1990, Jack formed Primo Play Ltd with a partner, manufacturing a wide range of sports products and importing games equipment from Europe and the Far East - selling mainly to trade customers in the UK, Ireland and Europe. As a member and Chair of SPE for many years, Jack then joined the FSPA board and has been our Chair since 2016.

Jack Osborne

FSPA Chair

Term of Office: 2015-17


Paul Jepson - FSPA -

Paul Jepson

FSPA Director

Term of Office: 2015-17


Rob Baker - FSPA -
Rob has been in the sports & play industry for 27 years, initially project managing the construction of sports & play facilities such as tennis courts and athletics tracks. For the last 16 years, Rob has focussed on delivering innovative and exciting children’s playgrounds and recreational sports facilities. Rob is passionate about championing dynamic play solutions and encouraging healthier lifestyles for all generations. Rob also enjoys travelling with his family and almost any sport, especially cricket & golf.

Rob Baker

FSPA Director

Term of Office: 2015-17


Nigel Freemantle - FSPA -
Nigel has been in the sports industry for over 40 years and has run his golf and distribution company for over 30 of these. He brings a great understanding of the industry and a passion for supporting businesses in sports and play. Recently stepping down as BGIA Chair, he helped to make a huge difference to the game of golf. He was instrumental in launching National Golf Month and in the BGIA’s membership of the All Party Parliamentary Golf Group. Nigel is also a father, husband and…. a ski instructor!

Nigel Freemantle

FSPA Director

Term of Office: 2015-17


Nick Palmer - FSPA -
With 25 years in the sports trade, Nick has worked his way through the ranks and was appointed MD of Maudesport in 2011. An authentic leader, Nick is passionate and innovative and has created and launched several subsidiary sales channels and sports brands. As former Chair of SPE, he led the rebranding and strategic direction of the association. Nick is based in Staffordshire and is married with two daughters. From a sporty family, he still indulges his love of football and is a keen runner.

Nick Palmer

FSPA Director

Term of Office: 2016-18


Jason Bowers - FSPA -
Jason has been in the sports equipment manufacturing industry since 2007 when he joined the family business. He previously worked in the banking & mortgage sector, with his final role as Bank Manager before moving into the sports industry. Jason has recently become Chair for SPE and is committed to building on the superb work done by Nick Palmer over the last three years. Passionate about sports for young people, Jason takes an active role in helping kids develop their outdoor life skills. He has a busy family life and is heavily involved with his local Scout Group as a Cub Scout Leader as well as being a football coach for his son’s under 11s team.

Jason Bowers

FSPA Director

Term of Office: 2016-18


The Team Members


Jane Montgomery - FSPA -
Managing Director, Jane Montgomery, works closely with members and the FSPA team to manage day-to-day operations. She has a great knowledge and understanding of the sports and play industry, working with trade associations for the past 20 years. Jane works in partnership with other organisations within the industry and with UK Government. Married with a grown-up daughter, she loves long walks in the countryside with her Labrador, Pippa. She is also a keen social golfer.

Jane Montgomery

Managing Director

024 7641 4999 ext 210
jane@sportsandplay.com


Deborah Holt - FSPA -
Deborah moved to Warwickshire from ‘up north’ in 2001 and started to work for the FSPA in 2002. She is celebrating her 15th year with the Federation and now manages the Association of Play Industries (API). Having worked in the insurance industry for over 18 years, Deborah has worked full-time since leaving college - many years ago! Deborah has one daughter and is nanna to Reece (8 ¾) and Chloe (5 ¾), all of whom still live in the north-west. Outside work, Deborah enjoys seeing her grandchildren, baking, sailing (sunshine only) and socialising.

Deborah Holt

Association Manager, API

024 7641 4999 ext 208
deborah.holt@api-play.org


Ciara Morgan - FSPA -
Ciara studied a Communications, Authorship and Design degree many moons ago, and then embarked upon a career as a graphic designer and copywriter. She has utilised these skills in various marketing roles ever since. She particularly enjoys the creative side of her job and organising events. To further add to her skill set, she recently gained a CIM qualification in Digital Marketing. In the summer of 2016 she became a mum to William who keeps her busy and if she does get any spare time, she keeps fit running and cycling and enjoys a frequent glass of wine - or two!

Ciara Morgan

Marketing Manager

024 7641 4999 ext 207
ciara@sportsandplay.com


Eileen Taylor - FSPA -

Eileen Taylor

Association Manager

024 7641 4999 ext 204
eileen@sportsandplay.com


Debbie Goddard - FSPA -
Debbie started her career as an FSPA Office Administrator in 2008 whilst gaining her NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Business and Administration. She then became an Association Manager for the Club Managers’ Association of Europe (CMAE) and later for the UK Golf Course Owners’ Association (UKGCOA). She is responsible for the day-to-day running of both Associations, including all membership and events administration, communications, website and social media. Debbie works closely with the Board of Directors and CEO/Director of Education in achieving these Associations’ objectives. In her spare time she keeps fit by attending a boot camp three times a week and enjoys getting muddy taking part in obstacle course races!

Debbie Goddard

Association Manager

024 7641 4999 ext 206
debbie@sportsandplay.com


Carol Scoggins - FSPA -
Carol is an Association Manager for four of the FSPA’s associations and has been with the team for 4 ½ years. She spent her initial working life at Barclays Bank Plc and then went on to work for a catering design company in accounts before moving to the FSPA. Carol lives in Rugby with her partner Richard and has always been involved in sport in some way, having been a member of various sports teams throughout her life. She is currently a keen, regular social golfer.

Carol Scoggins

Association Manager

024 7641 4999 ext 205
carol@sportsandplay.com


Janet Stranks - FSPA -
Janet joined us in 2007 as a part-time Assistant Accountant. She lives in Leamington Spa and is married with two daughters and two grandchildren. Janet enjoys spending time with her family, holidays, walking and socialising with friends.

Janet Stranks

Assistant Accountant

024 7641 4999 ext 202
janet@sportsandplay.com


Mary Lubrano - FSPA -
Mary joined us in summer 2016 as our first ever Communications Manager. Having worked primarily in the not-for-profit and charity sector, her aim is to support the federation in moving forward through an effective communications strategy. She enjoys overseeing a project from start to finish but her favourite thing has to be copywriting and editing – anything from a detailed report to a quick tweet. Her two boys, Sam & Jac, keep her pretty busy but she still manages to fit in the odd run and, most importantly, the occasional night out!

Mary Lubrano

Communications Manager

02476 414 999 Ext 204
mary@sportsandplay.com


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