Ex Officio: appointed by HACO

As the Chair of the Herts Association of Cultural Officers (HACO), Hilary is an ex officio member of the Board, representing Hertfordshire’s local authority Chief Officers for Sport, Leisure and Culture.

As the Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement at Hertsmere Borough Council, Hilary has extensive knowledge and experience of the public sector and the important role played by local government in support of the local sports and physical activity infrastructure.

Hilary was instrumental in establishing the Arsenal Football Club Section 106 arrangements with Hertsmere Borough Council which sees an extensive community programme delivered by the football club, as well as funding for the council’s sports development service.

Her council’s ‘We Can She Can’ women and girls project, funded as part of Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund programme, has attracted regional and national interest for the way it engages with hard to reach groups and optimises use of local spaces, including local parks.

E: Hilary.shade@hertsmere.gov.uk