Parkdean Resorts UK Holiday Parks

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

Martin Robinson, Non-Executive Chairman at Parkdean Resorts

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 at Parkdean Resorts

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
  • President of UKHospitality


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Kirk Davis, Chief Financial Officer at Parkdean Resorts

Kirk Davis, Chief Financial Officer

  • Former Chief Finance Officer at The Restaurant Group plc for over five years, and Greene King plc for over three years
  • Prior to Greene King, Kirk was Finance Director at JD Wetherspoon plc, and has held senior finance roles at Tesco plc and Marks & Spencer plc
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
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Mos Shamel, Chief Operating Officer at Parkdean Resorts

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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Chief Customer Officer, Xavier Vallee

Xavier Vallee, Chief Customer Officer

  • Joined Parkdean Resorts in 2022 from APCOA Parking Holdings, Europe’s number 1 parking operator
  • An experienced senior leader in the travel and mobility sectors
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Judith Archibold, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Parkdean Resorts

Judith Archibold, General Counsel and Company Secretary

  • Over 25 years' experience dealing with all aspects of corporate, banking, private equity and business law

  • Former senior associate solicitor at Bond Dickinson in Newcastle

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    Lisa Charles-Jones, HR Director at Parkdean Resorts

    Lisa Charles-Jones, HR Director

  • Former Group HR Director at LSL Property Services plc

  • Currently a Non-Executive Director for Royal College of General Practitioners

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    John McKenzie, Managing Director for Holiday Home Sales at Parkdean Resorts

    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 at Parkdean Resorts

    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 at Parkdean Resorts

    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

    Nigel Wright

    Nigel Wright, Co-Head Onex Partners

    Nigel has been an investment professional at Onex Partners since 1997. As Co-Head, Nigel is responsible for Onex Partners' operations and overall performance. 

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    Senior Principal at Onex Chrisanth Gradischnig

    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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