Parkdean Resorts UK Holiday Parks

We have a highly experienced leadership team with a proven track record.

Martin Robinson, Non-Executive Chairman

  • Former CEO and Chairman of Center Parcs Europe and Center Parcs UK (1997-2015)
  • Current Chairman of Travelodge and Burger King UK
  • Chaired Boards of Disneyland Paris, Wagamama, Holmes Place Clubs 
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Steve Richards, Chief Executive Officer

  • 32 years leadership experience in leisure and hospitality, pubs, branded restaurants, budget hotels, nightclubs and entertainment centres
  • Former MD and CEO of Scottish & Newcastle Spirit Group, Novus and Casual Dining Group
  • Chairman of UKHospitality


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Ian Kellett, Chief Financial Officer

  • Previously Chief Executive of Pets at Home
  • As CFO, played a key role in the sale of Pets at Home to KKR in 2010 and its subsequent IPO in 2014
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Mos Shamel, Chief Operating Officer

  • Prior to joining Parkdean Resorts, Mos was CEO of Las Iguanas for 15 years
  • Background in Operations for Disney Florida and Cruise Ships (QE2)


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Catherine Lynn, Chief Customer Officer

  • Former Group Strategy and Group Commercial Director at easyJet
  • Played a significant leadership role in Europe’s low-cost aviation sector for 20 years 
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Judith Archibold, General Counsel and Company Secretary

  • Over 25 years' experience dealing with all aspects of corporate, banking, private equity and business law
  • Former senor associate solicitor at Bond Dickinson in Newcastle

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    Lisa Charles-Jones, HR Director

  • Former Group HR Director at LSL Property Services plc
  • Currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Tracsis plc

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    John McKenzie, Managing Director for Holiday Home Sales

    • Previous experience at Inchcape as a Sales & CRM Director and at Intertek, providing quality assurance, testing, inspection and certification services
    • Most recently Director of Transportation Technology, heading up Mercedes Benz franchises in the UK


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    David Lodge, Property Director

  • Over 30 years’ experience in Property, Maintenance & Developments within the Leisure and Hospitality sector
  • 10 years with private design companies and 21 years with leisure PLC and PE backed businesses

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    Simon Perry, Non-Executive Director

  • Previous roles include Managing Partner of EY's UK Transaction Advisory Services division, EY’s Global Head of Private Equity, and a member of the advisory board of Arowana International Limited

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    Onex Corporation

    Robert Le Blanc, President of Onex and Head of Onex Partners

    As President of Onex, Bobby oversees all of Onex’s business units and corporate groups and serves as Head of Onex Partners, Onex’s flagship private equity platform.

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    Chrisanth Gradischnig, Senior Principal

    Chrisanth has been an investment professional at Onex Partners since 2014 and was appointed to Parkdean’s Board of directors in 2018.

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