Eddie Brocklesby - Director
in 2013 Eddie founded Silverfit to promote lifelong fitness. After an un-sporty youth Eddie herself only started running at the age of 50, and in 2015 at the age of 72 she became the oldest British woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon. Having experienced the benefits of exercise herself she is passionate about raising awareness of the benefits of exercise for the over 45’s. Through Silverfit she hopes to help the older population to find a way to take regular exercise that they enjoy, thus reducing the costs of Britain's ageing population and helping members to live life to the full; independently and happily. In her previous life the mother of three and grandmother of four was a social worker for 50 years, and she gained her PhD in 2007.
Mark Pittaway - Trustee
Mark studied biochemistry and physiology at university before going into industry where he experienced a variety of management roles. He was a public company director for 15 years and ran his own manufacturing company for a further 20 years. He is a recreational runner and keenly aware of the benefits of fitness for healthy aging. He is also involved with Streets of Growth, a charity addressing youth gang psychology in East London. He hopes that Silverfit’s work will make it easier for people of all abilities to take up and maintain regular physical activity in an enjoyable sociable environment.
Ros Smith - Trustee
Ros works in BBC Weather has been involved in Silverfit for several years. Eddie is a great inspiration and I'm pleased to be supporting that. The message is simple. Get active and be Silverfit. Even going out for a walk is a start to a happier and healthier you. And as Eddie shows, it's never too late to start! Ros herself enjoys running and swimming and also keeps active by walking to work which saves money too!
Ian Bannister - Trustee
Ian Bannister has a life long passion for Sport which has seen him, after many years, change careers from Banking to Sports Development with the intention of wanting to use Sport and regular physical activity to help improve peoples lives in the local community.
Wendy Couchman - Trustee
Wendy Couchman is Emeritus Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University. Research interests and publications are in social work teaching, the humanities and older adults, drawing on academic and professional backgrounds in social work and health services. Wendy is keen on walking and dancing in her spare time.
Priya Ganoo - PA & Marketing Assistant
Priya works as Eddie's PA and Marketing Assistant for Silvefit. She strongly believes just 20 min of exercise and physical activity a day, keeps many illnesses away! Priya is a tennis lover (Rafael Nadal and Steffi Graf are her idols) and moved to the UK to pursue her Masters in Sports Business Management. She overcame her fear of open water swimming to participate in her first ever London triathlon in 2012 to raise funds for an animal charity, and eventually got sucked into the triathlon brigade! Priya's life dream is to start a charity for stray animals in Mumbai, her home town.
Fiona Lau - Project Manager
After working in PR & Communications for over a decade, Fiona decided to turn her hand to charity work. With a passion for helping older people she was fortunate enough to come across Silverfit. She now feels lucky to be able to combine a love for helping older people and wearing her trainers everyday!
Susanne Hakuba - Photographer & webmaster
Susanne is a freelance photographer and has been supporting Silverfit with capturing various of its events and maintaining its website since it all started. She loves sports and the outdoors and after several years of taking part in competitions she now keeps fit with cycling through London and swimming. She believes that keeping active is the key to a happy life no matter how old or how young one is. In her photography she focuses on portraiture, editorial and corporate work. In addition she loves working on self-initiated projects, which are close to her heart; exploring and telling stories of people and their lives whether it is in far off places or in her own back yard (www.susannehakuba.com).