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OLC appoints new chief executive


Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) operations director Stuart Lockwood has been named as the trust’s new CEO. Lockwood will replace incumbent chief


executive Ian Kendall on 1 January 2012. Kendall is stepping down aſt er eight years with the organisation, which operates 14 facilities on behalf of Oldham Council. With more than 20 years worth of


experience in the fi tness and leisure industry, Lockwood has held a number of senior management positions in both the public and private sector. Lockwood said: “We need to position


ourselves as the number one solution to improving the health of the nation.”


Play England appoints a new director


Catherine Prisk has been appointed director of Play England, aſt er Adrian Voce stepped down from the post. He received an OBE for his work on improving the lives of children and their services in June this year. Prisk, previously Adrian’s deputy, brings


a background in championing children’s opportunities to play, in education and early years, in skills policy and in urban and rural regeneration programmes. Robin Sutcliff e, acting chair of the Play


England Council, says: “While we are sorry to say goodbye to Adrian, we are confi dent that Catherine’s intelligent, energetic and collaborative approach will ensure that Play


England continues to fl ourish. Our focus will be on meeting the challenges and harnessing the energy of our key partners and the wider play sector in the cause of children’s play.”


Studd steps down from SkillsActive


Stephen Studd, chief executive of SkillsActive, has announced his decision to stand down from the role with immediate eff ect. Studd held the position for eight years


and is a leisure industry veteran. He began his career at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in 1975 before spending 21 years at the Sports Council Great Britain (now UK Sport). Commenting on his departure, Studd


says: “We’ve gone to considerable eff ort to restructure SkillsActive as a group and strengthen our engagement with employers and key stakeholders. “I believe this new structure leaves


SkillsActive in a stronger position to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.”


New chair and chief executive for BISL Charles Reed is new EFDS chair 2018 World Cup bid and replaces


Business in Sport and Leisure (BISL) has announced the appointment of Chris Bell and Simon Johnson as its new chair and chief executive offi cer respectively. Bell is former CEO Ladbrokes and will


replace David Teasdale from 1 January, with Teasdale taking up the role of vice chair. Johnson,


(pictured) is former chief operating


offi cer of England’s 14


BISL’s interim chief executive offi cer Dominic Harrison. Commenting on the


appointments, BISL founder and life president John Brackenbury said: “T is combined


level of experience, knowledge and


expertise will add to BISL’s reputation as the authoritative voice in and for sport and leisure and help it rise to the challenges ahead.”


Charles Reed has been named as the new chair of T e English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), replacing Baroness Tanni Grey- T ompson, who becomes honorary president. Two other positions on


the board have been fi lled by Gerry Kinsella and Janet Williams. T ey will lead the organisation into 2012 and build on the legacy for disabled people in sport. Reed will work alongside an expanded board of trustees,


made up of other member organisation representatives and business acquaintances. He was director of customer service and communications for Nationwide Building Society.


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