Published 4 April 2014

Executive director of IQL UK, the trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society UK and leading training provider for pool lifeguards across the UK, is heading up the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as it is to set begin a major transformation.

Tara Dillon, while still firmly leading IQL UK, has been appointed on a part-time secondment as Chief Operating Officer of CIMSPA and will lead a transitional management team for nine months.

She works in this new role for two days a week, dedicating the remaining three days a week to IQL UK. In order to make this move possible, Business Development Manager, Martin Symcox will be acting Head of IQL UK full-time for the term of the nine-month CIMSPA secondment.

Tara said: “I am delighted that RLSS UK, and therefore IQL UK and I are able to assist CIMSPA. This is an exciting development for RLSS UK as it puts us at the forefront of what will potentially be one of the most significant changes to our sector ever.

“I see this move to be nothing but hugely positive for the RLSS UK, as CIMSPA moves forward.”

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