The Directors of the Company bring to the Board relevant experience and skills, including industry and business knowledge, financial management and corporate governance.
Bruce joined Viva Leisure’s advisory board during 2014 and was formally appointed to the Board as Chair in 2018. He has extensive experience providing board leadership and governance in addition to driving growthstrategies to the businesses he has led.
Bruce has held non-executive directorships in a range of listed and unlisted public companies and private companies including, Wingara AG Ltd (formerly Biron Capital Ltd) and previously as chair of SPAR Australia Limited (formerly Australian Retail Logistics Ltd), ACT TAB Ltd, Tiapukai Cultural Park Pty Ltd and Gundagai Meat Processors.
Bruce is a Chartered Accountant and was formerly a partner at Duesburys Rolins and Deloitte.
He is Chair of CA ANZ Advisory Group (Canberra) and was formerly Chair of the Arthritis Association ACT and Manuka Board of Management.
Bruce is currently the sole principal of Rolins Consulting.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Harry is a co-founder of Viva Leisure and has been driving the business since it commenced operating its first health club on 12 January 2004, initially as the Managing Director of The Club Group Pty Ltd.
Harry is passionate about the fitness industry and considers innovation and information technology as key to the success of Viva Leisure, after starting his first business at age 15 while still at school.
Harry has over 25 years of experience developing, managing and selling technology services business.
Prior to establishing Viva Leisure, Harry was a founding partner of a number of technology providers, including Dynamite Internet, Velocity Internet, eSolve IT and Technology Warehouse Australia.
Harry was awarded the 1998 Telstra Entrepreneur Award for the Australian Capital Territory at age 23 for Dynamite Internet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Office Management from the University of Canberra.
Mark joined Viva Leisure’s advisory board during July 2017 and was formerly appointed to the Board in 2018.
Having moved back to the Canberra region several years ago, Mark has a strong passion to assist high growth Canberra based companies to strategically expand both nationally and internationally.
Mark has over 20 years of management, executive and non-executive experience in a range of industries including aviation, technology and investment finance.
Mark’s experience and skills include business strategy, investor relations, capital raisings and innovation.
Prior to moving into corporate roles, Mark served as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force for 8 years.
Mark is a non-executive director of ASX listed technology company Citadel Group Limited, a board adviser to HOF Capital as well as a co-founder and executive-director of New Harvest Investment Management.
Mark is also deputy chair of Cricket ACT and a Committee Member of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Susan was appointed to the Board in 2018. Susan is a highly respected and accomplished professional company director with a powerful blend of management, board and consulting experience across ASX-listed, public and private companies. She draws on 25 years of executive management expertise covering law, finance, HR, business and governance, to bring a practical and pragmatic approach to her board contributions. Susan spent her early career as a banking and finance lawyer at Allens Linklaters. In addition to her legal qualifications, Susan has an EMBA from the Melbourne Business School and is a Fellow of the AICD.
Since leaving her commercial CEO role in 2010, Susan has gained a wealth of experience at the board table in complex corporate transactions, including private and public company mergers and acquisitions and overseeing successful capital raisings. For 5 years from 2010, Susan also led the Strategy and Executive Management Practice at Board Matters, a specialist corporate governance practice.
Susan has particular expertise in the development of strategies and governance of companies undergoing rapid or transformational change.
Susan is currently the chair and non-executive director of National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX:NVL) and a non-executive director of G8 Education Limited (ASX:GEM), Over the Wire Holdings Limited (ASX:OTW) and Xenith IP Group Limited (ASX:XIP). She chairs, and is a member of, various ASX-listed audit, risk management and remuneration committees.