Thursday, December 3, 2009

Esporta Group Appoints New Chief Executive

“Esporta, the UK's leading premium health and leisure club operator, today announced the appointment of John Cleland as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment takes effect from 14 December 2009. John Cleland (44) is a highly experienced retailer with a proven track record across the retail industry. John was appointed to the Somerfield Board as Chief Operating Officer in February 2006 and was formerly Commercial Managing Director of B&Q. Prior to that John Cleland was Senior Vice President Operations at Wal-Mart Japan and Retail Managing Director at Wal-Mart UK. He also held a number of Trading Director roles at Asda. Esporta appointed John Cleland after a rigorous search and selection process...

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