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Fitness Australia welcomes election of new Board members

Fitness Australia welcomes election of new Board members
September 3, 2015

Fitness Australia’s members have elected leading industry representatives, Kristen Green, Justin McDonell and Andrew Simmons to the Board of Directors of the industry peak body.

Commenting on the electees, Fitness Australia Chief Executive Lauretta Stace stated “the calibre of candidates nominated was impressive.

“We welcome the three successful nominees to this important role.”

Green, McDonell and Simmons Kristen, Justin and Andrew will take office as a Director for a three year term at Fitness Australia’s AGM on 30th October 2015.

Fitness Australia Board member profiles

Kristen Green is a recognised thought leader in the fitness industry with over 24 years’ experience across various leadership and operational roles.

Currently the General Manager of Aquafit, a multi-award winning fitness and leisure centre in Western Sydney, Green’s personal vision for the fitness industry aligns with Fitness Australia’s strategic objectives of capacity building; broadening the reach of the industry; knowledge leadership through research; advocacy & connection and building a Quality Framework.

Green has tertiary qualifications in exercise and sports science and is currently undertaking an MBA at Wollongong University.

Justin McDonell is the co-founder and Chairman of Anytime Fitness Australia, bringing the successful franchise group to Australia in 2008.

With over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry in a range of facilities, including small owner operated, family owned and larger chains, McDonell has a passion of developing business and believes we all need to work towards making sure more of the general community is exercising to enjoy the benefits that the products and services the fitness industry can deliver.

He is a Director of Anytime Fitness in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Simmons is a Director and Chief Executive of Vision Personal Training, a highly successful network of 50 personal training studios around Australia.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry and brings a broad range of experience to the Board, as well as the passion and commitment to drive and achieve positive change.

Simmons has a Bachelor of Sport Science and a Certificate IV in Fitness and was inducted onto the Industry Roll of Honour in 2013.

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