Therme Group appoints UK leadership team

Following approval to build a £250 million wellbeing resort in Manchester, Therme Group has announced the leadership team appointed to support the project and future plans for UK growth.

The global wellbeing organisation’s unique city-based resort concept has proven highly successful in Europe for more than 20 years, with the new team now set to develop an elevated model across the UK.

The roll out will create over 3,000 jobs and represents a major investment into the health and wellbeing of the population. Combining nature, sustainable technology and culture, Therme Group resorts offer a fun and relaxing experience that also focus on mental and physical health.

The UK team is committed to delivering on Therme Group’s vision of ‘wellbeing for all’ and includes Stelian Iacob, Adrian Ion, Anne-Marie Garner, Duncan Newbury, Richard Land and James Mark.

Taking the role of CEO in the UK is Stelian Iacob. Also Senior VP of Therme Group globally, Stelian was instrumental in developing the Therme concept throughout Europe. Under his leadership, the accessible and inclusive experience has become an essential part of daily life, benefitting community mental and physical health.

Adrian Ion VP of corporate finance and CFO; joining as VP of legal and corporate governance is Anne-Marie Garner; Duncan Newbury will join the UK team as VP of brand strategy and marketing director.

Responsible for Therme Group UK projects from inception through to development and operation will be chief development officer Richard Land, and completing the team is James Mark, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as chief operating officer.

Therme Group is rolling out a global development programme, with 14 large-scale projects in the portfolio around the world. Over 10 are in the final stages of development and four are operating in Europe using the Therme Group wellbeing concept, philosophy and technology.

Therme Manchester, scheduled to open in 2023, will be a major economic driver for the Greater Manchester area and is forecast to be the world’s largest all-season water-based attraction. The group has recently revealed further UK plans for projects in London, Scotland and Wales.

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