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: Chair

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: Secretary

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 Director

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.”





Lisa Stewart : Vice-Chair

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 endeavor to help make a difference in people’s health and their recovery.” 



Ben Delija: 

Ben has been working in England and NI for the past 15 years in the fields of homelessness and addiction. He is passionate about recovery from addiction and in supporting vulnerable people. 

“It is a great honour to have the opportunity to work with and support the valuable work the ARC do”.