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Premier Training International founder to leave industry after a number of years By Pete Hayman

Formerly a physical educa-

Norman Basson, founder of Premier Training International (PTI), has decided to retire after a number of years working in the health and fitness industry. Basson founded the training

provider in 1992 and con- firmed his decision to retire after unveiling the company's new £550,000 flagship academy, which opened in Finsbury Park, London, in June.

tionalist, sports coach and physiotherapist in the Army Physical Training Corps, Basson has also run his own physio- therapy practice, health and fitness club and training centre. Premier Training Interna-

Tegelaars announces retirement from FIA board Basson founded PTI in 1992

tional chief executive Debra Stuart said: "Norman's passion has always been about delivering on quality and making people feel special."

Harm Tegelaars, a board director and current treasurer of the Fitness Industry Associa- tion (FIA), has announced that he is to retire from his roles at the organisation.

Tegelaars – one of the FIA's

founders and a former chair of the organisation – now aims to focus on his duties as president of the European Health and Fitness Association.

Fred Turok, FIA chair, said:

"Harm has been one of the pillars of the industry and a major force in the FIA ever since our inception: his wise counsel will be sorely missed."

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announced that Graham Farrant is its new chief executive after being unanimously chosen by the members' appointment panel. Farrant will take over from interim chief executive Bob Coomber on 2 August after being given final approval at a special meeting of the full council on 30 June. Farrant has joined the council from consultancy pmpgenesis. Lord Young of Graffham has

been named as the new chair of the Jewish Museum London Following a long career in law, business and politics, Lord Young has held many positions within leading Jewish and cultural institutions. He was chair of British ORT in the 1970's, a post he relinquished on joining the government, but became president of the World ORT Union in 1989.

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