Esporta appoints new chief exec

A retail expert is limbering up to become the new boss of health club group Esporta. Esporta said former Somerfield supermarket chief operating officer John Cleland would take over as chief executive from 14 December.<br /> <br /> Cleland, 44, has also held senior roles at DIY chain B&amp;Q and US supermarket group Wal-Mart in the UK and Japan.<br /> <br /> French bank Soci&eacute;t&eacute; G&eacute;n&eacute;rale took over Esporta, which has 55 UK clubs, after the group emerged from administration.