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Therme Group UK

Therme Group UK is responsible for the strategic planning, development and roll out of Therme Group resorts in the UK. Beginning with Therme Manchester, Therme Group will bring its wellbeing resort concept to cities throughout the UK, transforming urban lifestyles with profound benefits to health and wellbeing.

Therme Group is set to bring facilities throughout the UK representing a major investment in the wellbeing of the British public

In line with the group philosophy that wellbeing should be accessible for all, its 90/90 goal is to bring a Therme proposition to within 90 minutes of travel time of 90% of the British population.

Therme UK will bring a Therme to 90% of the British population within a 90-minute travel time

Increasingly, wellbeing in all its forms is being seen as essential rather than a luxury. As much as providing a fun and healthy day, Therme Group is focused on opportunities to drive sustainable, positive behaviour change in the long term and contribute towards preventative healthcare in the community.

Beginning with Therme Manchester, Therme Group will bring its wellbeing resort concept to cities throughout the UK, transforming urban lifestyles with profound benefits to health and wellbeing. Across the next 12 years, Therme Group UK plans to open a new Therme every two years. This roll-out of Therme facilities will generate significant national impacts including:

Creating £14.5bn in social value between 2023 and 2074

Generating c. £21bn GVA (over construction phases and 50 yrs of operation)

Supporting c.34,000 jobs

c.£4.4bn in savings for the NHS per year

 c. £2bn capital investment

Therme Group facilities’ indoor ecosystems offer fun, relaxing, natural spaces within cities

Every Therme Group facility is carefully tailored to its local context – there is no ‘one size fits all’ for wellbeing. There is only consideration to what will make each project transformational for that community, embracing the culture, heritage and environment of that particular location to enhance urban wellbeing. As such, Therme Group UK works closely with central and local government bodies, investors and local stakeholders to deliver this vision. By involving local partners at every stage of development, Therme Group UK seeks to put the wellbeing of people and planet at the top of the city agenda.

It was amazing to have so many colleagues, friends and stakeholders run the Therme Manchester Marathon as part of Team Therme

Therme Group UK Projects

Therme Manchester

• Development cost £250m+
• Peak visitation 20,000+ per day
• Forecast 1.5m+ guests p.a. on opening
• 28-acre (11 hectare) site

Therme Scotland

• Central Glasgow waterfront site, next to the Riverside Museum
• Development cost c.£100m+
• C.30,000 sqm (323,000 sqft) built area, excl. parking

Meet the Therme Group UK team

Prof. David Russell CEO, Therme Group UK
CEO, Therme Group UK
David leads Therme RPC’s efforts in developing and implementing evidence-based strategic food and nutrition plans to satisfy the demands of internal customers and creating a supportive work environment. David and the team oversee the design, mobilisation and operation of the entire food and beverage experience for Therme Group resorts globally. David combines this role with his Chairmanship of Russell Partnership Collection.  Russell Partnership Collection are a world-renowned food and technology organisation having delivered strategic direction, tactical guidance, and operational support to over 600 clients across 30 countries, over three decades.
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James Mark COO, Therme Group UK
COO, Therme Group UK
As COO of Therme Group UK, James is responsible for the strategic planning and tactical implementation of our UK operations. James brings over 25 years’ experience working with many of the UK’s flagship venues. As a former Executive Director of ExCeL London, James held P&L responsibility for both commercial and operational divisions, overseeing ExCeL’s participation in the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games. Previous roles include General Manager of the London Olympic Stadium to deliver the 2017 World Athletics Championships and Independent Technical Advisor to the UK Government, Department of International Trade, supporting the 2019 PanAm Games in Lima. James is also a Trustee and current serving Chair for the charity, Reverence for Life UK
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Adrian Ion CFO, Therme Group UK
CFO, Therme Group UK
Adrian Ion is the CFO of Therme Group and VP for Corporate Finance, responsible for managing the group’s financial strategy, its relationship with investors and funding partners and day-to-day financial operations. Prior to joining Therme Group, Adrian held senior roles at Ares Management, where he was the Finance Director of a $4bn European real estate platform, Deutsche Asset Management, where he was the Chief Financial Officer of the European Alternatives Group and Barings, the global investment management firm. Adrian champions the development of a sustainable finance framework dedicated to delivering wellbeing outcomes and the use of ESG metrics, alongside traditional financial KPIs, to measure the impact of business on people and the planet. Adrian is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Investment Property Forum. 
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Anne-Marie Garner VP of Corporate Strategy
VP of Corporate Strategy
Anne-Marie has a long history of legal and governance excellence, having run award-winning legal teams, masterminded global compliance programmes, and complex strategies and interventions in the EDI space. She has been in Therme Group since 2018 and moved from VP of Legal and Corporate Governance to VP of Corporate Strategy in 2020. Anne Marie has a particular interest in social prescribing and defining wellbeing for different communities as well as inclusive design. She is also an Independent Director of Hockey England and a member of the People’s Committee of Scottish Hockey focusing on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Duncan Newbury VP of Brand Strategy & Marketing Director
VP of Brand Strategy & Marketing Director
Duncan is a marketer and entrepreneur with a background in sports, leisure, entertainment, media and events. In his role at Therme Group he heads up brand, marketing and communications worldwide, working to benefit the wellbeing of customers, stakeholders and communities. His early career was with The Guardian newspaper during the launch of its website, now a major global online force. Through his career he has worked with world-leading consumer and professional events organisers and venues including Telegraph Events, ExCeL London and Chatham House. In 2011 he founded a successful resort-specialist ski holiday company and more recently a digital marketing agency. His personal passions include active and adventure travel, skiing and running.
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Richard Land CDO, Therme Group UK
CDO, Therme Group UK
Richard has extensive experience in the UK and European construction sector and is responsible for Therme Group UK projects from inception through to development and operation. His strong technical background comes from roles with global engineering consultancies, including Arup and WSP. During his career, he has also worked with large Pan-European asset development funds and founded his own consultancy company.
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