Kilian Fisher is Director of International Public Affairs, IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness Association and Lead – Global Health & Fitness Alliance, Standards, Inclusive Health, Fitness, Sports, Physical Activity, Aquatics; Director Spa Life International; Non Executive Director (NED) on Charity Boards.

I am a member of the IHRSA Global Public Affairs Team supporting our members around the World. This role includes being the staff lead for Standards including “Active & Safe commitment, CEN , RESNA and recently formed GHFA..Global Health & Fitness Alliance . I also represent IHRSA as THE Global Association for Health ,Fitness, Aquatics & Sports Clubs on:
– WHO (World Health Organisation) Sport Sector Dialogue
– WHO (World Health Organisation) Global meeting on NCD’s & Mental Health 2019 & representing IHRSA to GCM on NCDs and Mental Health
– UNESCO MINEPS Working group and participated in MINEPS VI in Kazan, Russia as the very first time our Industry was represented with top level Cabinet Ministers from across the Globe
– CIGEPS (Inter Governmental Committee for Physical Education & Sport) Consultative Committee
– BIAC ( Business at OECD) Health Committee and other relevant Policy areas
– Inaugural member of the European Expert Advisory Board on Sport & Physical Activity
– OECD Expert Group on Public Health,
– participate in meetings, workshops and presenting to the OECD Health Committee & other groups including OECD Forum linked with the Ministerial Meeting (includes some Country Presidents, Prime Ministers etc);
– Represent IHRSA as an official CEN Liaison Organisation on Standard on Fitness Facilities and other Working Groups
– represent IHRSA on RESNA inclusive fitness standards committee
– Females in Fitness Coalition
– Global Industry Lead for UFIT supported by IHRSA

IHRSA’s mission is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health clubs, fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and industry suppliers) are dedicated to make the world healthier through regular exercise


Former CEO of ILAM the industry body for ‘Sports, Fitness, Aquatic Facilities, Spas, Wellness,  MD Consultancy Services leading over 50 projects
– Facility/Clubs Operational & Top Level Management 20 years in UK & Ireland;
-IHRSA Board Director (Global) 2008-2012 & Chair Membership & Standards Committee
-IHRSA Europe Council
-Member Business at OECD Health Committee(advises OECD) representing IHRSA
-EOSE Correspondent Ireland
-Fellow CIMSPA
-Member Institute of Directors Ireland,

– Over 20 EU/National Funded Projects ranging from Fitness to Sports to Outdoor to Facilities Management & Operations/Design to Adapted Physical Activity -standards development, skills research, qualifications, frameworks & more