Committee: Remuneration, Audit, Nomination (Chairman)
Nick has spent about 30 years in the consumer, leisure and hospitality sector. He is Chairman of IB Equity, holding company of Tenpin Ltd, second largest bowling based family entertainment company in the UK. Prior to this he was CEO of Paramount Restaurants for six years, trading under the brands of Chez Gerard, Bertorelli and Caffe Uno. Following a successful recovery the business was ranked 14th in the Sunday Times Fast track 100 Survey. Before this Nick held a number of senior management positions with leading consumer companies including Rank, First Leisure, Unilever and Granada. Nick is also an Operational Advisor to Harwood Capital. He has recently served as a Non Executive Director at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (“Wimbledon”) and Brake Brothers Holding, before its sale to Bain Capital. He was educated at Bedford College and Harvard Business School.
Senior Independent Director
Committee: Remuneration, Audit (Chairman), Nomination
Michael brings a wealth of football industry experience and knowledge to the Company. He was recently Chief Executive Officer of Inter Milan S.p.A. one of the world’s leading football clubs competing in the top tier Italian Serie A league, which he joined in 2014. At Inter Milan, Michael established a business culture and commercial strategy which led to increases in both revenues and EBITDA, as well as significantly expanding the club’s international fan base. Prior to joining Inter Milan, he was Chief Operating Officer of UK Premier League football club Manchester United F.C. from 2007, where as part of his role he oversaw day-to-day management and operations of the club including venue operations and facility development.
Committee: Remuneration (Chairman), Audit, Nomination
Scott founded Next Generation Clubs in 1997 having identified the opportunity to innovate and re-define premium, large scale, family-orientated sports and leisure facilities. Following a successful period of roll out within Next Generation, Scott led the management buy-out of David Lloyd Leisure from Whitbread Plc and formally merged David Lloyd Leisure with Next Generation Clubs to create the David Lloyd Leisure Group. In 2013 David Lloyd Leisure Group was sold to TDR Capital for approximately £750m, where Scott performs the role of Non-Executive Deputy Chairman.
Christopher Harwood Bernard Mills
Committee: Remuneration, Audit, Nomination
Christopher is a highly-experienced Board representative holding a number of Non-Executive Director positions across a range of companies. He founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from J O Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is Chief Executive and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Chief Investment Officer of Harwood Capital LLP. Christopher was previously a Director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill has a degree in Engineering, is a Chartered Accountant, and also completed an MBA in 1992. He subsequently held financial management positions at British Aerospace plc and National Australia Group before joining KPMG in 1997, where he specialised in Corporate Finance. Bill was a member of the management team that effected the MBI of Goals in November 2000 and has been the Company’s CFO since then.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark is a very experienced and exceptional operator of multi-site leisure businesses and joins from Rank Group plc, where he was Managing Director of Grosvenor Casinos, the largest casino business by locations and revenue in the UK. Prior to this, he held numerous senior roles within the leisure industry, including being the Managing Director of Mecca Bingo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Bars and Restaurants, Chief Executive Officer of Yates Group and various roles within Whitbread PLC.