Paul Stoneham is an experienced CEO with a remarkable track record of building strong consumer brands, high-performing organizations and companies that achieve industry-leading growth through brand investment, product design and innovation.
In the past, Stoneham has led three world-renowned companies to successful exits through market-leading growth in a variety of industries: most recently Helly Hansen AS, a technical outerwear company, for six years; prior to that, GHD Group Holdings known for its professional hair care business; and before that, Boots Healthcare International in the healthcare sector. Stoneham began his career in the consumer products industry at Procter & Gamble. As president there, he was responsible for global business development at Colgate-Palmolive in the Global Categories division. He earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in sociology from the University of Western Ontario - Canada.
"The fitness industry is currently in a seminal period of change, driven by technological innovation and shifting consumer expectations, all against the backdrop of unprecedented times," said Stoneham. "As the world's leading fitness company, Life Fitness has the brand strength, team and infrastructure to drive innovation and deliver an unparalleled experience to everyone from professional athletes to fitness novices. I'm thrilled to be part of such an experienced team and look forward to building on such a strong brand with a very high profile as Life Fitness is."
The company thanks former CEO Chris Clawson for his many years of service to Life Fitness and wishes him well in his future endeavors.
Published on: 18 November 2021