27 March 2019

Hannah on the move as young YMCA CEO for the day

YMCA South Australia CEO Haydn Robins will hand over his chair for the day to 21 year-old Clare Health and Fitness Team Leader, Hannah Salter, in April after she was announced as the successful 2019 YMCA Young CEO Movement applicant.

As part of the leading not-for-profit’s commitment to empowering young people, YMCAs around Australia will be led by young people, aged 18 to 30, on Friday 12 April to mark the start of Youth Week.

Hannah is Clare born and bred and was the first local employed by the YMCA after it assumed management of The Valleys Fitness & Lifestyle Centre in July 2017. A personal trainer, Hannah started as a group fitness instructor and progressed to be appointed as Health and Fitness Team Leader in November last year.

“I want to understand how business decisions are made and what information is used to make them. Management has so much to it. It’s so rewarding to the staff when we have a good month and some good outcomes for members and I want to be able to influence that,” she said.

Hannah’s long term goals include the possibility of managing her own centre or business.

YMCA South Australia CEO Haydn Robins said the day would provide Hannah, as one of the youngest Team Leaders in the YMCA, with exposure to a broad range of organisational challenges with an opportunity to provide input into strategy and solutions.