The Board is Fitness Australia's linkage to the fitness industry. The Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls and establishing the organisation's vision, mission, values, and standards of conduct in the interests of industry members, stakeholders and the communities in which it operates. It has an obligation to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities, guard against undue risk, determine governing policies and program priorities and monitor and assess executive performance. View the role description of a Director.
Jayne has managed her own consultancy business, JBC International since 2009, specialising in assisting people and organisations to effectively plan for, and drive personal and business growth. Through JBC, Jayne has achieved success in coaching and consulting assignments in the Corporate, SME and Not-For-Profit segments.
Jayne has also successfully performed Board roles including Chair, and Chair Audit and Risk and other Board Committees, she is currently a Director HeartKids, an organisation which aims to conquer Congenital Heart Disease, the single biggest cause of death of Australian babies.
In her corporate career, Jayne worked for Vodafone Group in various General Manager roles in the UK and Australia, in Finance, Commercial and Customer Service functions, until becoming Sales Director in 2004.
Newcastle University Sport (NUsport)
Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Newcastle University Sport (NUsport), a not for profit company that manages aquatic, gymnasium, group fitness, sporting, and recreational facilities and services in support of the University of Newcastle and the wider community.
Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce and has 17 years’ experience in the fitness, health and recreation industry and brings a range of skills including financial management, strategic planning and business administration gained from his existing role but also from previous roles in the hospitality, retail and building industries. He has served on Boards and numerous Committees involved in promoting improvement in community health and wellbeing.
Chris is an active participant in sport and fitness and has a vision that sees the industry engaging with increasing numbers of people to encourage and support participation in regular exercise and other services that improve their wellbeing.
CEO 12RND Fitness, Voyage Fitness
Michael is the CEO of national fitness franchise 12RND Fitness, Managing Director of Voyage Fitness Warwick and 12RND Fitness Albert Street and former Director of Creative Fitness Marketing (CFM) and MYZONE. 12RND Fitness is a boutique fitness model that combines functional strength, conditioning, and boxing with a unique no set start time format. There are over 45 clubs currently operating across Australia. His other club is a large multi-facet facility in regional QLD. In his previous work with MYZONE and CFM Michael had roles ranging from marketing manager, business development manager, and Company Director. In Australia, he has visited and networked with over 500 clubs operating under different models including Chains, Franchises, Council-run facilities, and independents. His work over the last 12 years has also included stints in the UK, US, Canada, and New Zealand fitness markets.
Michael shares his knowledge and experiences by regularly presenting at key fitness industry events including FILEX and WIFAC. He believes that fitness clubs are fast becoming the new social hubs within communities.
Julie is a professional company director and corporate advisor. She is an active fitness advocate and considers her energy and achievements in business and private life to be based upon a firm foundation of physical fitness.
Julie has an honours degree in civil engineering, an executive MBA, a graduate diploma in applied finance, a diploma of company directorship and an advanced diploma of company directorship. She also has a third dan black belt in Chun do Kwan Taekwondo and a first dan black belt in Kyokushinkai Karate. When not in the boardroom Julie is likely to be in the gym.
Anytime Fitness Australia
Justin is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Anytime Fitness Australia and Collective Wellness Group.
Justin has over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry in a range of facilities, including small owner operated, family owned and larger chains. He successfully launched the Anytime Fitness franchise to the Australian market in 2008. Anytime Fitness now has over 450 locations open and is the largest health club chain in Australia.
Justin is also the Co-founder and Chairman or Collective Wellness Group which is set to revolutionise the wellness, fitness and health franchising industry in Australia.
With a passion for developing business, Justin believes we all need to work towards making sure the general community is enjoying the benefits that the fitness and wellness industry can deliver.
Justin is a director of Anytime Fitness in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Alive Health and Fitness
Rod is a highly respected and well-recognised member of the Fitness Industry with a strong connection to Fitness Australia throughout the years.
Rod brings over 20 years of experience in the Fitness Industry, beginning in 1999 when he moved out of banking to take on a role as CEO of the Fledgling Les Mills APAC business, responsible for driving the turnaround of the business to gain market share and become the award-winning enterprise it is today. In 2004 Rod purchased a failing gym and turned it into the thriving Alive Health and Fitness based in Canberra. In addition to running Alive, in 2009 Rod launched Body Training Systems in Australia as Mossa Australia, a pre-choreographed group fitness business that runs programs in clubs from Hobart to Port Douglas.
Rod’s personal vision in taking on a directorship with Fitness Australia is to improve the professionalism of the Fitness Industry, build Fitness Australia’s profile within the Industry and extend Fitness Australia’s reach to consumers, ‘to get more people moving’.