New Managing Director appointed to join Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Peter Fitzboydon as its new Managing Director.  

Peter, an experienced leisure industry professional, joins Parkwood Leisure on 26th June 2017 and will be based at the company’s head office in Worcester.  In his new role Peter will be responsible for maintaining and developing client relationships, further enhancing operational standards and developing new business through innovation and engagement with local communities.

Tony Hewitt, Founder and Executive Chairman of Parkwood Holdings, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Peter to Parkwood Leisure as Managing Director.  He brings with him significant experience in sport, especially in the delivery of grassroots participation.  He will be a great asset to our experienced team of Directors and managers as the company continues to grow and diversify its activities in the sport and leisure market.”

Commenting on his appointment, Peter said: “It’s an exciting time to join Parkwood Leisure, a company that has an impressive heritage of creating active communities through its partnerships with local authorities.  I’m looking forward to contributing to the company’s future success and developing long term, added value relationships to create more healthy communities that enjoy exercising and promoting healthy living.”

Parkwood Leisure currently operates over 85 leisure facilities on behalf of 25 local authority clients across England and Wales. The company has a turnover of over £85 million and employs over 4,500 staff.

Peter joins Parkwood Leisure from London Sport, an organisation established by the Mayor of London and Sport England, where he held the role of Chief Executive and spearheaded significant changes and growth for the company since joining in 2014.

Following Peter’s appointment as Managing Director, Giles Rawlinson, who previously held the role of Acting Managing Director, will take up the new position of Commercial and Finance Director.