KA Leisure is set to appoint an interim Chief Executive for the next six months to fill the gap created by the temporary absence of the substantive Chief Executive.

Malcolm McPhail was Group CEO at Stockport Sports Trust/Life Leisure until October 2020 and comes with a wide range of experience to support the Board and senior team at KA Leisure progress their recovery and renewal strategy as they reshape their services post-Covid.

The Chair of KA Leisure, Gary Higgon, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Malcolm to KA Leisure as interim CEO. He has a strong track record in the industry and we look forward to working with him over the next six months.”

Joe Cullinane, Leader of North Ayrshire Council, said:

“This is a great interim appointment for KA Leisure and Malcolm will get the Council’s support to ensure that together we deliver the best health, wellbeing and physical activity outcomes for people in North Ayrshire.”