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ukactive starts search for Stalker replacement

ukactive has begun its search for a new chair of its Membership Council, with previous incumbent David Stalker having stepped down at the end of last month.

Stalker, who became ukactive Membership Council chair after quitting as CEO in 2015, is leaving the frontline of the fitness sector to focus on growing his trampolining business Oxygen Freejumping.

As such, the search is now on to find a new chair for the Membership Council, which underwent a significant restructuring last year as part of ukactive’s 12-month governance review. The organisation is seeking a new chair who will bring a “substantial track record of leadership gained in the sector” with strong experience of key issues relevant to the ukactive membership base.

“The Membership Council plays a leading role in setting the agenda and tackling the critical issues for the sector,” said ukactive executive director Steven Ward.

“We look forward to bring a person on board with the experience and calibre to continue the excellent work that has been started by the Council. We would like to thank David Stalker for his excellent work in forming and galvanising the Membership Council as he hands it over to his successor and concludes his formal time with ukactive.”

Stalker – who gives an explosive interview on the future of the sector in the forthcoming June edition of Health Club Management – said occupying the role of Membership Council chair had been an “enormous privilege” and that he leaves with ukactive “going from strength to strength” under Ward and ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson.

It was also announced that the ukactive Suppliers Council has announced Jason Worthy, Life Fitness managing director, Direct Business EMEA as its chair, with Les Mills UK chief executive Martin Franklin serving as deputy chair.

The deadline for applications for the role of ukactive Membership Council chair is 3 June. For more information, click here.

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ukactive has begun its search for a new chair of its Membership Council, with previous incumbent David Stalker having stepped down at the end of last month.

Stalker, who became ukactive Membership Council chair after quitting as CEO in 2015, is leaving the frontline of the fitness sector to focus on growing his trampolining business Oxygen Freejumping.

As such, the search is now on to find a new chair for the Membership Council, which underwent a significant restructuring last year as part of ukactive’s 12-month governance review. The organisation is seeking a new chair who will bring a “substantial track record of leadership gained in the sector” with strong experience of key issues relevant to the ukactive membership base.

“The Membership Council plays a leading role in setting the agenda and tackling the critical issues for the sector,” said ukactive executive director Steven Ward.

“We look forward to bring a person on board with the experience and calibre to continue the excellent work that has been started by the Council. We would like to thank David Stalker for his excellent work in forming and galvanising the Membership Council as he hands it over to his successor and concludes his formal time with ukactive.”

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The deadline for applications for the role of ukactive Membership Council chair is 3 June. For more information, click here.

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