THE ASA APPOINTS NEW HEAD TO LEAD SWIMMING FACILITIES PUSH
07 Jul 2009
The ASA has appointed Ian McKenzie in the role of its new Head of Facilities, with the task of spearheading efforts to rejuvenate the country’s swimming pools.
McKenzie has 23 years experience in working with capital programmes and as Head of Facilities Development at sportscotland has handled £300m worth of projects, including the national swimming centre at Tollcross Park Leisure Centre.
He is part of the team preparing for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and will marry this work with joining the three-strong facilities team at the ASA. His role at the ASA will be to provide England with premier aquatic facilities, from world-class swimming pools to pools that meet the needs of the community.
McKenzie said: “I’m delighted to take up the role with the ASA at such an exciting and challenging time. I am looking forward to working with the ASA’s partners to deliver a network of good quality, accessible and sustainable swimming pools that will cater for all of the aquatic disciplines.”
McKenzie is also the Director of the Union of International Architects Working Group in Sport and Leisure. His work with the group has led him to complete study visits to a number of aquatic facilities, including the Water Cube in Beijing, the Olympic pools in Athens and Sydney and the Commonwealth pool in Melbourne.
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