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sporta elects board for new term
The sporta executive committee has
been re-elected for a third term to
ensure it maintains continuity across
issues under discussion, such as VAT.
A new regional representative position
has also been created for London and
the South East, which will be fi lled by
Phil Rumbelow, CEO of Jubilee Hall
Clubs. The rest of the committee
was re-elected: chair Craig McAteer,
of Link4Life; vice chair Jon Argent,
Orban is now permanent CEO Halo Leisure; treasurer Mark Sesnan,
Greenwich Leisure; honorary secretary
nsa appoints
Adrian Bailey, Barnsley Premier Leisure;
and six regional representatives,
orban as ceo
originally appointed in May. McAteer: Re-elected as sporta chair
McAteer says: “During the next
The National Skills Academy for term of offi ce, we will continue to sporta represents 111 leisure and
Sport and Active Leisure (NSA) has champion the social enterprise model cultural trusts across the UK; its
formally appointed interim chief and use tangible, measurable outcomes members manage more than 920 sites
executive Florence Orban as the to demonstrate the difference we are on behalf of local authorities, with a
permanent CEO. making to our communities.” combined annual turnover of £625m.
Orban joined the NSA last June
and has played a crucial role in
developing a strong network of
dc leisure: new regional managers
employer-led training providers .
“The impact the NSA will have on Operator DC Leisure has restructured for the northern and western parts of
the sport and active leisure sector its fi tness team and appointed three the UK. Knight’s aim is to “develop links
inspires me to play a permanent new regional fi tness managers to and create partnerships with external
role” says Orban. “I believe we provide more resources to the fi tness agencies such as schools and PCTs to
can make a profound difference to department and support for its centres. strengthen the centres’ position within
the performance of employers of Allan Reid, who joined the fi rm in the community.”
all sizes through better skills. Not 2002, has become fi tness manager Finally, Tim Burrow is joining the fi rm
only this, but we will also infl uence for the southern UK region. He was from Freedom Leisure, and will oversee
the career paths of thousands of previously operations manager at Fleming operations of centres in London and
individuals across the country while Park Leisure Centre in Hampshire. East Anglia. “I have been aspiring to this
creating a more professional sector.” Mark Knight, who has also been with role for many years,” says Burrow. “I aim
the company for three years, has been to support the sites and help them to
promoted to regional fi tness manager achieve their goals.”
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new health secretary cyber coach expands team yates wins future of fl ame
Cabinet minister Andy Burnham Online physical activity provider, Cyber Kevin Yates, national health and fi tness
has changed departments, leaving Coach, has added four new people to manager for Leisure Connection,
behind the DCMS to become the new its team and plans to add another two scooped the new ‘peoples’ choice’
Secretary of State for Health. before the end of September. award – the Future of FLAME – in last
The move is part of Prime Minister Founding director of Bolton Technical month’s FIA FLAME awards (see p19).
Gordon Brown’s cabinet reshuffl e, and Innovation Centre, Keith Harris, has The category recognises an
follows the resignations of a number joined as operations manager, while individual, nominated by peers, for their
of high-profi le ministers. Burnham, former NHS health worker and personal dedication to the fi tness industry.
who was appointed Culture Secretary trainer Stephanie Goddard is now the Yates, who has worked in the
in January 2008, has been replaced by fi rm’s sales consultant for south London sector for 15 years, has had a raft
former health minister Ben Bradshaw. and south-east England. Financial advisor of achievements including launching
Bradshaw, the MP for Exeter, takes up James Gregory – new to the fi tness personal training packages for Harpers
the position after a stint as the minister industry – has joined as Midlands sales Fitness – increasing demand for personal
for health and minister for the south consultant. Lesley Rignall is the fi rm’s training by 465 per cent – and promoting
west. He entered parliament in 1997. new customer sales manager. exercise referrals among GPs and PCTs.
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