The Sunday Interview: Alan Leach, chief executive of West Wood Club

For the new head of the IHRSA, which represents fitness clubs globally, a career in fitness has meant not only growing the clubs he has worked in, but sharing his knowledge with everyone who needs it too

Alan Leach, chief executive of West Wood Club: ‘All fitness clubs have to be more technologically savvy going forward.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief:

Role: Chief executive of West Wood Club and chairperson of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association

Lives: Leopardstown, Dublin

Age: 57

Family: “I was never married, but I have a daughter.”

My working day: “I would certainly be dreadful at 7am. I can work from 10am to 11pm. I’m always very busy. If I’m not doing something for IHRSA, I’m doing something for West Wood.”

My perfect weekend: “On Saturday morning, I ...