Nikki Rees

Managing Director

Nikki is the younger sister of Chris and one of his first employees (as the 14 year old receptionist at Wessex SwimSchool!) Following a degree in Business and her own corporate career in London, Nikki was drawn back to Southampton to work alongside Chris on developing the family business. Whilst Chris is the big picture thinker, Nikki is the details oriented one, focusing on logistics and deadlines to ensure that nothing is forgotten. She has been inspired by ReesLeisure participants and since joining the company full time, has taken up running and cycling (losing 5 stone in the process). Nikki is looking forward to taking on the May Day Triathlon for the first time in 2020 so she can enjoy the event as a competitor, not just from behind the scenes.

Nikki’s key strengths are: Planning (lists, lists and more lists); Calm under pressure (she will have already planned contingencies for this unexpected scenario!); managing/the human touch (she spends a lot of time with our team, pacers, cyclists and marshals in all of the briefing and feedback sessions to pull everyone together as a team).

Nikki works on her health and wellbeing through dabbling in running, cycling, HIIT workouts, yoga and scuba diving as much as possible.