Our People

Our Board of Directors guide Parkwood Leisure in providing the best possible services to clients and local communities alike. With years of experience in the leisure industry and a range of unique skills and qualifications, our Board of Directors are one of the many reasons that Parkwood Leisure is trusted to run over eighty leisure centres on behalf of local authorities.

Giles Rawlinson - Finance Director and Acting Managing Director

Giles Rawlinson

 - Finance Director and Acting Managing Director

Giles has been a part of the Parkwood Leisure senior management team for 13 years and since July 2015 has been acting Managing Director for the Leisure Division.

He obtained a double degree in Engineering and Business Studies and went on to qualify as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young. Giles has forged a successful finance team that has developed in line with the rapid growth of the Company, He also takes an active involvement in Business Development, Risk and Process Improvement.

Giles lives in Worcestershire with his wife and two children and is very keen on sports; he has a passion for sailing, in particular dingy racing. He also regularly uses the gym and swims to keep fit and healthy. 

Joanne Martin - Sales and Marketing Director

Joanne Martin

 - Sales and Marketing Director

Joanne offers a diverse breadth of knowledge in the leisure industry, having worked as the Sports Development manager for the University of Wales, Cardiff and later as the Special Events Manager for the luxurious and high profile Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales. After delivering a number of prestigious sports and entertainment events for the Celtic Manor Resort, Joanne joined Parkwood Leisure in 2009 as Assistant Regional Director for the South West.

Now responsible for both the Business Development team and the Sales and Marketing Department, Joanne is able to draw on her experience and understanding of the business operation while utilising over ten years’ success in sports development, events management, sponsorship generation, sales and marketing.

Joanne holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the Sussex University, is NEBOSH qualified to Distinction level, holds a PRINCE2 Project Management Certificate and is a certified National Pool Plant Operator. Joanne is an active member of Worcester Rowing Club, attends regular boot camps and participates in Cancer Research UK runs.

Glen Hall - Operations Director

Glen Hall

 - Operations Director

Glen Hall holds a range of qualifications, including a BA (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Management from the University of Birmingham and is NEBOSH qualified.

Glen has over 20 years of experience working within the Leisure (Industry, joining Parkwood Leisure in 1997 as Contract Manager in the Staffordshire Moorlands. He has been a Company Director since 2006.

Having worked in the private and public sector, his career has enabled him to gain a wealth of experience in the full range of leisure operations, specialising in the Health and Safety aspect of operational management in leisure facilities.

Glen has been integral over the years in developing our consultancy partnership agreements, which included Quality Leisure Management (QLM Ltd) between 2000 - 2012 and our present partner RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), who provide all technical, best practice, audit and training support in Health and Safety throughout the Division.