Neil Randall will take over the role of CEO of Anytime Fitness
Stuart Broster will stand down from his role as CEO of Anytime Fitness UK from April 2020.
Neil Randall, current chief operating officer has been appointed as his successor by the Board of Directors.
Randall joined Anytime Fitness UK in 2018 as sales and marketing director, rapidly progressing to the role of chief operating officer following his successful impact on the business. He has been heavily involved in developing and implementing Anytime Fitness UK’s future strategy, with the Board believing he provides continuity to the great progress made by the company under Broster’s leadership.
During his tenure, Broster has overseen Anytime Fitness UK’s growth to become the second largest private gym operator in the UK, the brand’s repositioning from convenience to coaching and the launch of a new, revolutionary gym design.
After recently relocating to Scotland, Stuart’s decision reflects his desire to reduce his working hours and become self-employed, setting up his own consultancy business.
Andy Thompson, Anytime Fitness UK Chairman, said: “Neil was the outstanding choice as Stuart’s successor and the Board believe he is the perfect appointment for Anytime Fitness UK at this time. Since joining the business in 2018, Neil has been heavily involved with all aspects of the business and has enjoyed outstanding success across strategy, marketing and supporting franchise network.
“With Neil knowing the business inside out, and forming strong relationships with staff, franchisees and suppliers, this gives the Board reassurance and confidence in a seamless transition when he takes up his new role.”
Randall will take up the position of CEO on April 1 and is excited at the prospect of the challenge ahead of him.
Randall said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as CEO of Anytime Fitness UK and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career. Having known Stuart for a number of years, I’ve learned so much from him and would like to thank him for his support on both a personal and professional level. He has made an incredible impact on Anytime Fitness UK, overseeing a significant growth and transition period for the business and I’m excited to continue the journey and build on the great progress we’ve made under his leadership.”
Broster leaves an impressive legacy at Anytime Fitness UK, having revolutionised internal operations and increased performance and profitability across the network, delivering a vastly improved experience for Anytime Fitness’ 180,000 members across the UK.
Broster said: “This is the right time for me, and the company, to transition to the next generation of leadership to prepare it for the future. Being CEO of Anytime Fitness UK is a full-time role and having chosen to take a new direction in my career, I’m delighted that Neil will succeed me in further driving the business forward. The job is not done yet and there are great ambitions for Anytime Fitness in the UK. Neil has been on this journey with me, he is an ideal successor and I wish him the very best of luck.”