Ukactive announces raft of senior hires

10 Jan 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Not-for-profit organisation ukactive has announced the expansion of its management team, adding three new recruits to senior positions.

Former Learning and Development Lead at Nuffield Health, Chris Foster will become ukactive’s Head of Learning and Development while the organisation has also appointed Gemma Williams and Emma Thomas as Client Services Managers. The news follows the appointment of David Gerrish as Head of Digital Transformation in September.

Foster said: “I am and always have been passionate about the role our sector can play in improving the health and physical activity levels of the nation, and in order to achieve our potential we need our people to be at the heart of everything we do.

“I’m really looking forward to bringing my experience to ukactive, and working alongside Sport England to drive forward the professionalism of our sector which in turn will help more people to be more active, more often.”

The new ukactive positions, funded by Sport England, are the result of the growing strategic partnership between the two organisations which aims to maximise the opportunities and reach of the nation’s physical activity providers.

Huw Edwards, CEO, ukactive, said: “We are delighted to welcome Gemma, Emma, David and Chris to the ukactive family.

“The partnership with Sport England is built to help reinvigorate the physical activity sector to develop and improve its offer to get people more active.

“With these excellent new team members in place, we are ensuring that our members receive the best support available in their work to get the nation moving more.”