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Our team

The Live Borders’ team

Live Borders comprises Commercial Services, Managed Services and Business Services.

Live Borders is the 3rd biggest employer in the Scottish Borders, offering a wide range of career paths across culture, leisure, sport and business.

Executive Management Team

CEO: Ewan Jackson

Ewan joined Borders Sport and Leisure Trust in January 2004 as CEO, leading the company through change and the merger with Cultural Services in 2016. He continues in the role of Chief Executive of Live Borders.

Prior to his role as CEO, Ewan was General Manager of American Golf UK. Ewan’s key strengths are strategy, financial strategy, strategic HR management, creativity, innovation and change. Ewan holds an MBA, gained in 2000. Ewan has a keen interest in sport, health and culture, endorsing everything that Live Borders stands for.

Director of Business Services: Linda Ross

Linda and her team are central to the core working of Live Borders, responsible for business support across all services. This includes; ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and corporate governance, contract management of SLAs, IT, Finance, People, project and business administration services, and marketing.

Having worked previously with Scottish Borders Council, Linda was part of the team that brought Live Borders to fruition in 2016.

Director of Commercial Services: Jane Hogg

Jane and her team are responsible for delivering all commercial activities of the Live Borders’ remit: this means all services that have the ability to deliver essential income for the Trust including our health and fitness facilities, TriFitness, Harestanes and Heart of Hawick.

Since joining in 2016 from Falkirk Community Trust after launching the The Kelpies and Helix Park, Jane has developed an innovative, growth-focused commercial plan, implementing new and innovative projects and income streams. Jane is committed to quality service delivery, through continuous improvement, keeping both the charitable objectives and commercial targets front of mind.

Organisational Structure
Live Borders is made up of Commercial Services, Managed Services and Business Services.

Commercial Services:
Swimming pools; sport facilities and leisure centres; town halls; Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre; Heart of Hawick.

Managed Services:
Libraries; museums; community centres; Heritage Hub (archive)

Business Services:
Finance; payroll; governance and projects; ICT & digital; property and assets; marketing.

How Live Borders is run
Live Borders is Governed by a Board of Trustees. Operational running is managed by the Executive Team.

There are two Board committees: Finance committee; Audit and Governance committee.

Information about the roles and responsibilities of these committees can be found within the Board Governance Guidelines, which are on our Board page.