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Oliver Lee OBE announced as new CEO at Places Leisure

Oliver Lee OBE announced as new CEO at Places Leisure
By Frances Marcellin    15 Jun 2022

Oliver Lee OBE will be getting around the placement of CEO at Destinations Leisure in July / Sites Leisure

Oliver Lee OBE will be having the place of CEO at Sites Leisure from July. He will substitute Paul McPartlan, who announced in April that he would be leaving the organisation.

“I sense delighted, privileged, and humbled to be specified this chance to sign up for Areas for People today and to guide the leisure business and the 6,000-in addition colleagues as we shift forward,” said Lee. “The aspiration and option we have to use all of the experience in Locations Leisure to build and enrich the lives of shoppers in our present and long run communities, as very well as supporting aid Areas for People’s strategic progress ambitions, is particularly fascinating.”

McPartlan joined Locations for People in 2020 next a stint at Nuffield Wellbeing as countrywide functions director in which he was dependable for 31 Hospitals and in excess of 300 amenities. Turning out to be aspect of the senior management of Destinations Leisure for the duration of the pandemic, he led the staff for the duration of a challenging time period and ends his tenure as increasing electrical power charges have place added pressure on the leisure sector, particularly operators with swimming pools.

McPartlan is returning to Nuffield Wellness in an government job exactly where he will oversee the implementation of a new working model, initially concentrating on the London area – integrating Aspen and the new St Bartholomew’s Healthcare facility – as portion of Nuffield’s strategy “to create a much healthier country”.

“My time at Areas Leisure has been merely unbelievable, like numerous in the leisure industry we have navigated some hard moments following the nationwide pandemic and we’re back on a sturdy trajectory,” mentioned McPartlan. “I am certainly thrilled for Areas Leisure’s future and delighted that Oliver will be at the helm with his wealth of encounter.”

Lee spent 18 a long time in the Royal Marines, finishing his services as commanding officer and chief of just one of the UK’s 3 commando teams. His 1st 10 many years culminated in an MBE, and he was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his strategic function on a social and economic regeneration programme in Afghanistan.

Next military services company, Lee took the role of CEO at The Problem, a United kingdom charity that assisted 242,000 younger individuals between 2009 and 2019 to create their self-confidence and daily life capabilities. In March 2020, he was hired by Nuffield Health as disaster administration director to aid the not-for-income healthcare organisation by means of the problems offered by the pandemic.

Team CEO of Spots for Individuals, Greg Reed, mentioned: “Oliver’s working experience and capability – as a persons leader and as a senior government – will help him each to acquire Spots Leisure forward as we continue on to integrate it into the Destinations for People business organisation, and unleash its large strategic likely, all though inspiring and enthusing our colleagues in leisure about the journey they, and we all, are on.”