Dr Sue Minten was recently appointed as a Community Director/Trustee for Burnley Leisure Trust.
The Trust went live in April 2014 and has taken over the management and operation of St Peter's Leisure Centre, Padiham Leisure Centre and the Mechanics Theatre from Burnley Council.
In addition to providing arts and cultural development services, the Trust will also run sports development & play services and healthy lifestyles programmes. Sue has been helping Trust managers with data analysis and research projects within the Trust.
Councillor John Harbour, the Council's executive member for leisure and culture, said: "The project to establish the partnership has gone extremely well and I'm confident Burnley Leisure will not only continue to provide excellent leisure services for Burnley residents, but will develop a wider range of services that will further improve the leisure and cultural offer in the borough."
Charles Green, the chair of Burnley Leisure, commented: "It has been clear from the start that the Council wanted to establish a successful Trust and we are keen to meet that aim and excel in inspiring active, creative and healthier communities and provide even more opportunities to enrich people's lives.
"The new Trust board includes members with a wide range of experiences and interests and I'm confident that along with staff within the Trust, we will ensure that the services going forward will continue to be of the highest quality and focus on the needs of residents and visitors to Burnley."
The Trust will work in close partnership with the Council to continue to provide a high quality and accessible service for the people of Burnley. It will bring added benefits to the town with new freedoms and flexibilities around how it operates the service it provides and the resources it can access.