Appointed Chair and Co-founder - Darren Hicks
Leisure Consultant - Jan Francis

Go Ape  - Linda Green

Center Parcs - Ruth Hollins

Legoland - Stephen Cassidy
Places for People - Andy Read

ROSPA - David Walker
Kennedys - Danny McShee
DWF - Dominic Watkins

City of London - Toby Thorp

Aviva - Phil Bamford

Steering Group MEMBERS

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 - Jen Russell

Aviva - Paul Derham
Chiltern Consulting and British Holiday & Home Parks Association - Jackie Gawen
City of London - Michelle Yorke

DAC Beachcroft - Victoria Kennedy

David Lloyd Leisure - Caleb Brown

DW Fitness First - Will Shaw

Eastleigh Borough Council - Rosie Evans
Energie Fitness - Dominic Greenwood
European Corporate Wellbeing - Terry Young
GLL Better Leisure - Michelle Howe

Keogh's LLP - David Scott

Lake District Estates - Scott Jeffrey

London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority - Mark Huntington

Marriott Hotels - Gabor Bunth
Merlin Entertainments Group - Nicola Sobol

Parkour - Eugene Minogue

Pure Gym - Malcom Shevlin
QBE - Chris Gill

RDHS - Joe Ryan
Right Directions - Gill Twell
Royal Greenwich - Joyce Oyella-Oqaba

SLM Everyone Active - Tim Waller

Sports Cover - Martin Crannis

Team Sport - Rob Watts
Village Urban Resorts - Fiona Meek
Virgin Limited Edition - Leanbh Collins‚Äč

Willis Towers Watson - Kelvyn Sampson


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.

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