Carn Brea Leisure Centre, based in Pool, Redruth has announced Alex Clifton, the Charity’s CEO, will be stepping down in the summer after nearly two decades working for Cornwall’s first Leisure Trust.
David Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees said “After serving the Trust, its customers and staff exceptionally for more than 18 years, Alex has decided that the time is right to pursue other career aspirations.
Whilst the Trustees were naturally disappointed to learn of Alex's decision, we fully support him and wish him every success in the next chapter of his journey.
With the successful delivery of several projects in recent years, most notably the refurbishment of our swimming pools and expansion of our health & fitness facilities coupled with record-breaking financial results, Alex leaves behind a profitable, sustainable Centre and an exciting opportunity for his successor.”
Mr Clifton, who joined the social enterprise in 2002, has successfully overseen the transition from a local authority run facility to one of Cornwall’s most established and recognised Charity’s with over 600,000 visits a year and a turnover in excess of £1.7m.
Alex Clifton said “It is with an extremely heavy heart that I’ve decided to step down and move on to pastures new. I’m confident that on the back of our record breaking year the Trust has a solid foundation to deliver on the next steps of its strategic plan.
I would like to thank our loyal customers along with my amazing team for all the support they have given me and the Centre over the last 18 years – I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to finish on a high and say goodbye to everyone over the next few months.”
David Price added “I would like to place on record the immense gratitude that the Board of Trustees have for all of Alex's hard work and commitment and I’m sure I speak for the staff and customers of the Centre in wishing him good luck in his next adventure.”
The recruitment process is already underway and the Trust will be issuing updates on an appointment as and when appropriate.
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