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New Chair and Vice Chair for Global Health and Fitness Alliance

New Chair and Vice Chair for Global Health and Fitness Alliance
March 29, 2022

The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) Advisory Council has announced the election of a Chair and Vice Chair to lead its efforts to establish the health and fitness sector as an essential service and key contributor within the healthcare continuum.

Andrea Bell - the co-founder, Director and Chief People Officer of Inspire Brands Asia, the consortium that owns the master franchise license for Anytime Fitness Asia - will serve as Chair of the Advisory Council.

Richard Beddie - the Chief Executive of Exercise New Zealand and board chief of staff for the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) - will serve as Vice Chair of the Advisory Council.

The pair, who will take up their new positions on 1st April, each have extensive backgrounds in leadership and global exercise.

The GHFA is led and operated by the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and supported by organisations worldwide, including ICREPS, national industry associations, club companies and suppliers.

The GHFA was introduced in a feature in Australasian Leisure Management issue148.

Click here for more information on the GHFA and the Advisory Council.

Image: Andrea Bell (left) and Richard Beddie.

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

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