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We are pleased to announce that Ben Lamb has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Lamb will join Xcite this October, succeeding former CEO Tim Dent who retired from the role at the end of June this year.

Currently Director of Operations at Live Borders, Ben brings over 20 years’ experience in the sport and leisure industry. His early career grew in the private sector, including roles as General Manager and Deputy Commercial Director in London, before moving to Scotland to join Live Borders (formerly Borders Sport and Leisure Trust) in 2013. 

During his time at Live Borders, Lamb oversaw the successful transfer of multiple facilities into the Trust’s portfolio, from new build community schools, town halls and event venues, to visitor attractions and synthetic sports pitches.  He was responsible for transforming health and fitness operations for the Trust, achieving significant revenue and membership growth over a short period, while further leading commercial operations across a private gym and food and beverage outlets. Lamb also played an integral part in the recovery of the charity during Covid-19.

West Lothian Leisure Chair Cindy Brook commented:

We are pleased to appoint Ben Lamb to the post of Chief Executive. He has had a varied and successful career to date and we look forward to him bringing his skills, experience and enthusiasm to West Lothian Leisure.

 

An experienced leader, Lamb oversaw Live Borders post-pandemic recovery, providing leadership and strategic direction to over 200 members of staff across 30+ facilities.   Speaking on his appointment as West Lothian Leisure CEO, Lamb said:

 

I am delighted to be given this opportunity to join West Lothian Leisure and take on the challenge of leading the Trust at this time. The leisure sector faces many challenges coming out of the pandemic but the hard work and resilience of our dedicated and passionate staff means the Trust is now well positioned to move forward and drive growth. West Lothian Leisure is an organisation that understands and cares about its communities.  I look forward to working with colleagues to lead the charity into its next exciting chapter, improving lives and communities through sport, physical activity and culture.


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