Sandra Dodd Announced as New CEO of Places For People Leisure Management
Finance Director of Places for People Leisure Management, Sandra Dodd is to be appointed CEO following the announcement that Steve Philpott will be retiring next year after 11 years in the role.
Places for People Group CEO, comments: “Following a competitive recruitment process we are delighted to have appointed Sandra Dodd who has an impressive track record and in depth knowledge of the business. She has 20 years’ experience in the company including 12 years as Finance Director.
“Sandra, a Chartered Management Accountant, is passionate about the business and the positive impact it has to the communities we serve by creating active places and healthy people. Her vision is to continue to grow the number of leisure centres we operate and the community participation within them, and our contribution to the wider health and wellbeing sector. Sandra is committed to making Places for People Leisure the industry’s employer of first choice.”
Sandra adds that she feels privileged to have been appointed to the role of CEO and is looking forward to making a real impact at such an exciting time for the business. “We have such fantastic, dedicated staff that really care about the difference we can make to people’s lives. With the support of Places for People Group we are in a great position to grow the business at an unprecedented rate and give the best possible customer service within our leisure centres. We will achieve this by continuing to invest in our staff, technology, innovative building design and service delivery working closely with our local authority partners.”
The Board would like to thank Steve Philpott for his dedication and excellent leadership of the business over the last 11 years and wishes him well for the future.
Places for People Leisure, part of the Places for People Group, currently partner with 36 local authorities, managing 112 leisure centres across England and employ over 7,000 staff. The company is proud to have been awarded the UKactive Leisure Centre Operator of the year in 2013 and 2014.
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