Panel members are forged from Primary Authority Partnerships, Insurance Risk Management, Legal Practitioners (from both civil and criminal), Consultants, Trade Associations and Leisure Operators - hotels & hospitality, health & fitness, leisure facilities and events.

Members include:

Ambassador Theatre Group 

City of London Corporation

DAC Beachcroft 

David Lloyd Leisure 

DW Fitness First 

Eastleigh Borough Council 
Energie Fitness
European Corporate Wellbeing
GLL Better Leisure 

Keogh's LLP 

Lake District Estates 

London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority 

Marriott Hotels 
Merlin Entertainments Group 


Pure Gym 

Right Directions 
Royal Greenwich 

SLM Everyone Active 

Sports Cover 

Team Sport 
Village Urban Resorts 
Virgin Limited Edition ​

Willis Towers Watson 


This Leisure Expert Panel has been formed to bring together the stakeholders and influencers who hold interest in the way in which the leisure industry manages health, safety, security and risk and whom will either be subject to scrutiny of its management systems or make decisions on liability (both criminal and civil). These persons will already be involved in performing a management, advisory, representative or regulatory role within the leisure industry.

The formation of expert panels is supported by government and in February 2014 a joint statement was issued by the Better Regulatory Delivery Office (BRDO), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) identifying the need for a partnership approach of their regulatory professions and to support and empower expert panels.

​The LEP Exec Committee individually represents each influencer and stakeholder group of the industry for a 12 month period - Insurance Risk Management, Regulation, Legal Advisor, Industry Advisor and Operator, a Secretariat and a Chair person.

About Us


Chair - Darren Hicks 
Secretariat - Scott King, WTW
Regulator - Toby Thorp, City of London
Industry Advisor - David Walker, ROSPA
Legal Advisor - Dominic Watkins, DWF
Insurance Risk Management - Kelvyn Sampson, WTW
Operator - Andy Read, Places 4 People