COACH is both a company limited by guarantee with 3 directors and a registered charity with 5 Trustees

Dave Bullock

Dave works for Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) and manages Physical Education and competition in the 65 schools in the Taunton and West Somerset Area. Dave helped establish Taunton Adventurous Sports and Canoe Club (TASCC) and currently volunteers as a coach and as treasurer. Dave was involved in the steering group that established Longrun Meadow and now chairs The Friends of Longrun Meadow.

Robbie Lowes

Robbie worked in Education and Urban Regeneration retiring in 2012. It was during her time with the town’s regeneration team Project Taunton that the proposal for an outdoor activity centre, located alongside the River Tone, began to take shape. Robbie is the secretary of COACH and a localresident; she is also a trustee of another charity.

Malcolm Mackeith

Malcolm is a chartered accountant, who has lived and worked in the area for 25 years, mostly with charitable organisations, including a training company and a local independent school.  He is now the Finance Director of a medical charity.  He is a great believer in the importance of local community involvement and the need to educate everyone in the benefits of physical and social activity.

Ian Payne

Ian is the head of maths at Taunton School and the chair of COACH.  He is also the driving force behind Taunton Rowing Club, being responsible for setting it up and acquiring large amounts of funding and equipment.  Ian is also a trustee of another charity and a governor at Kingsmead school.

Jonathan Scanlan

Jonathan is a chartered architect and director of Taunton-based architects and interior design practice Reed Holland Associates [RHA]. He has over twenty five years’ private practice experience and is a past chairman of the Royal Institute of Architects [RIBA] Somerset Branch. Jonathan is also a member of the design review panel of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Jonathan was closely associated with the redevelopment of Richmond Canoe Clubs facilities on the River Thames.