ARC Board of Trustees

Accountability, Professionalism and Ethical Working sit at the very center of all of ARC Fitness's operational practices.

Planning and decision making is guided by a 'Core Group' of dedicated individuals through monthly operational meetings.

Meet the 'Core Team'.




Bernard Murray-Gates

Retired Business Consultant and Educator. Former Director of Goldman Sachs. Former Senior Project Manager Bank of England. 

“I feel very privileged to be part of such a great team. I help ARC out in whatever ways I can behind the scenes creating content and applying for funding”.



Dr Catherine Falls

GP with over 20 years of experience. I come in contact with people suffering with addiction on a daily basis.

“I am honoured to be part of the team supporting recovery through physical activity with a proven track record.”




Chris Sinclair

Finance. Retired Textile Consultant. 8 years Finance at Cornerstone City Church.

“I love supporting ARC as they seek to help folk deal with addiction and change lives.”



Sam Barbee
Sam is a Sales Director for a successful learning technology company since 2007.
Originally from States I arrived in Derry in 2001 to work with young people in the city via a local church. I quickly fell in love with the people of Derry and then a Derry girl, and never made it back.
“I bring my professional experience and my passion for helping people change their lives to the ARC team.”




Sarah Rutherford

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with almost 10 years working within a CBT context.

“It’s been incredibly exciting to be a part of something that believes we all have the capacity to attain meaningful change in our lives and that recognises that hope is contagious.”



Gary Rutherford

Gary is a qualified Mental Health Nurse and Addiction counsellor. He has qualification in Personal Training, Motivational Interviewing and Life coaching.


“Getting and staying sober has enabled me to use my personal and professional experiences to carry hope for other individuals and families who are actively struggling with addiction.”





Lisa Stewart 

Lisa is GP practice manager with over 20 years experience within management. Lisa has a real heart for helping people and has a passion for organising and enhancing the lives of other people. 

”I am honoured to be part of the ARC team and endeavour to help make a difference in people’s health and their recovery.”