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Huw Edwards named acting CEO of ukactive

Ukactive has named Huw Edwards, director of public affairs and research, as acting CEO until it finds a permanent replacement for the outgoing Steven Ward.

A statement from the not-for-profit organisation reads: "The recruitment process for a permanent CEO is set to commence shortly, and the ukactive executive team is working hard to ensure a smooth transition as we enter an important new phase in the growth of ukactive.

"The ukactive board can confirm that it has agreed with Huw Edwards that he will take up the position of acting CEO for the interim period until a permanent CEO is confirmed."

Ward is set to step down this month after more than 12 years with the organisation.

He is leaving to take up a role as chief transformation officer at Spanish fitness operator Ingesport, owner of the GoFit brand.

He first joined ukactive in 2006 as a policy intern, before rising through the ranks and taking a leadership position as executive director in 2015. He was named CEO in May 2017.

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Ukactive has named Huw Edwards, director of public affairs and research, as acting CEO while it seeks to replace the outgoing Steven Ward.
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Huw Edwards named acting CEO of ukactive

Ukactive has named Huw Edwards, director of public affairs and research, as acting CEO until it finds a permanent replacement for the outgoing Steven Ward.

A statement from the not-for-profit organisation reads: "The recruitment process for a permanent CEO is set to commence shortly, and the ukactive executive team is working hard to ensure a smooth transition as we enter an important new phase in the growth of ukactive.

"The ukactive board can confirm that it has agreed with Huw Edwards that he will take up the position of acting CEO for the interim period until a permanent CEO is confirmed."

Ward is set to step down this month after more than 12 years with the organisation.

He is leaving to take up a role as chief transformation officer at Spanish fitness operator Ingesport, owner of the GoFit brand.

He first joined ukactive in 2006 as a policy intern, before rising through the ranks and taking a leadership position as executive director in 2015. He was named CEO in May 2017.

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Ukactive has named Huw Edwards, director of public affairs and research, as acting CEO while it seeks to replace the outgoing Steven Ward.
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New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
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Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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Human beings were designed to run, jump, lift and carry things. Unfortunately, society has evolved in a way that promotes a sedentary lifestyle, which is creating massive physical, emotional and mental dysfunction on a global scale
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Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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Featured supplier: FunXtion launch Online Coaching; helping PT’s work effectively, efficiently and increase client contact time
FunXtion has introduced its new Online Coaching Tool, an advanced platform with quality content to help personal trainers work more efficiently.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
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Governing body
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Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
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Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
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Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
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