Board of Directors

The Health & Fitness Association Board of Directors is an experienced, intelligent team of industry leaders. They are chosen to serve the association in particular and the fitness industry in general by providing guidance, strategic direction, and insight that has a lasting global impact.

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GHFA Representative

Richard Beddie

Exercise NZ

Christchurch, New Zealand

Richard Beddie is the CEO of Exercise New Zealand and board chief of staff for the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs). Previously a multi-club owner, Richard has extensive governance experience in global exercise and recreation bodies and he is currently vice chair of IHRSA’s Global Health & Fitness Alliance Advisory Council. Richard earned both a B.S. in statistics and a MBA from the University of Canterbury, specializing in the fitness industry.