Later this week, David Patchell-Evans will become IHRSA’s new Chairman. Nothing really significant about that you may be thinking. However, this is the only the second time that the role has gone to an individual from outside of the United States.
Industry insiders refer to Evans as ‘Patch’ who is the Founder and CEO of GoodLife Clubs, Canada’s most successful club chain and on a mission to reach 200 clubs by 2010.
The move signifies IHRSA’s intention to become a genuinly global trade association – OK so Canada may be next door, but it is a step in the right direction!