Suzanne Gardner

Physical Activity, Sport, Health Consultant

Suzanne Gardner

Professional Qualifications

Bsc (Hons) Sports Science


  • 2010 to Present – Consultant and Director, Lifestyle Connect
  • 2011 to Present – Commissioning Manager, Black Country Consortium
  • 2010 to 2011 – Senior Executive – Access and Rights of Way, The British Horse Society
  • 2009 to 2010 – Freelance Consultant Physical Activity, Sport and Health
  • 2005 to 2010 – Regional Physical Activity Co-ordinator West Midlands, Department of Health West Midlands
  • 2002 to 2005 – Exercise Referral and Physical Activity Development Officer, Herefordshire Council
  • 2001 to 2002 – Sports Development Officer Health Inequalities, Cambridge City Council
  • 1999 to 2001 – Senior Fitness Instructor and Exercise Referral Specialist, DC Leisure Ltd

Additional Relevant Information

Suzanne is an established and respected physical activity, sport and health development specialist with over 12 years’ experience in working within the physical activity, health and chronic disease management fields at delivery, commissioning and strategic development and management levels. She is experienced in developing and working in wide ranging partnerships to deliver cross cutting agendas and provide a joined up approach to creating an active population and meet health needs. She is highly motivated and enthusiastic and experienced in undertaking needs assessments, developing interventions, redeveloping services, securing funding, ensuring the financial management of programmes within budget constraints and performance managing interventions.

She has strong analytical skills and a proven ability to develop strategy, policy and action planning processes at a local, sub regional and regional level and has a proven ability to  determine the support needs of organisations utilising auditing, networking, partnership and communication skills, developing solutions and resources to meet the identified needs and providing specialist advice regarding commissioning effective approaches to increasing activity levels in the general population and targeted groups within communities.

In addition to keeping running and keeping fit, Suzanne’s other interests include providing Sport Therapy support for Kidderminster Rugby Team and riding horses as often as she is able to.