UK Spa Association announces Abi Selby as new Chair

Spabreaks CEO Abi Selby will take over from Adam Chatterley as of April 1


By Wendy Golledge

31 March 2023

The UK Spa Association (UKSA) has announced that Abi Selby will be taking over as its new Chair.

The CEO of, Selby has been involved in the spa industry for more than 20 years. She replaces Adam Chatterley, who is stepping down as of April 1 to devote more time to his growing business.

"It has been an absolute honour to serve as the Chair of the UKSA. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together."

Adam Chatterley

Founder, Beauty Business Secrets

During his tenure as Chair, Chatterley has successfully navigated the association through some of the industry’s most challenging times. He leaves the organisation on a stronger financial and strategic footing.

As Chair of the UKSA, he has worked to promote and support the growth of the industry.

UKSA: New board members

The UKSA has also announced its new board members for the 2023-2025 tenure

Jamie Pagan from Mandarin Oriental
Sarah Tester from Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Eleanor Jeffrey from Montcalm East, Autograph Collection
Steve Ewing from Hale Country Club & Spa
Sarah Ronchetti from Temple Spa skincare
Holly Webster from Oskia skincare
Jessica Grant Sloyan from Lucknam Park
Jaclyn Hughes from Field London
Sarah Johnson from Rudding Park
Michael Kay from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues
Ashley Freeman from Rockliffe Hall Hotel
Victoria Dello Ioio from Sothys
Gary Lipman from JK Group

“As Beauty Business Secrets, my revenue strategy and coaching company, continues to grow, I have made the difficult decision to step down to focus on this venture,” said Chatterley.

“I want to thank everyone in the association for their support and hard work during my tenure. I know that the association will continue to thrive under its new leadership.”

Strategic growth

The UKSA will continue to be run by general manager Yvonne Ebdon.

Ebdon oversees day-to-day operations, managing of the board and is responsible for the full strategic direction of the association.

"It's a wonderful privilege to be taking the next step in my involvement with the UKSA, and assuming a key role in the next phase of its journey. The spa industry has been through a tough time since Covid, but it has shown its metal both for thriving commercially and as an integral support for the nation's wellbeing."

Abi Selby

Spabreaks CEO and UKSA Chair

Abi Selby said: “I have been privileged to be involved in the work of the UKSA for four years now. I very much admire the good work done by former Chair, Adam Chatterley.

“I am delighted to be part of continuing to share, drive and promote the UKSA to the benefit of all within and beyond the spa community.”

Adam Chatterley delivering his closing speech at the 2022 UKSA event at the Montcalm East

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