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.

Peter Fitzboydon - Managing Director

Peter Fitzboydon

 - Managing Director

Peter joined Parkwood Leisure as Managing Director in 2017 following a 20 year career within the sport and leisure sector, since graduating from Loughborough University with a BSc and MSc in Sports Science.

Peter started his career with The FA and latterly spent ten years at the Football Foundation: the UK’s largest sport charity who invest around £50m per year in developing football facilities for grassroots players. He then moved to London Sport as their first Chief Executive in 2014, where he successfully implemented a strategy to make London the most physically active city in the world, following the ‘afterglow’ of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Peter has developed a reputation as a thought leader in utilising technology and data to increase physical activity levels. He has spoken at many events around the world on the subject, including at Rio during the 2016 Olympic Games. He set up the UK’s first business incubator for sport and fitness technology start-up companies, having also run a startup software company for five years, growing it to a seven-figure valuation.

With a specialism in business performance management and improvement, Peter is passionate about harnessing the potential of innovation to improve customer service, as well as overall business efficiency and effectiveness.


Giles Rawlinson - Commercial and Finance Director

Giles Rawlinson

 - Commercial and Finance Director

Prior to becoming Parkwood Leisure’s Finance Director in 2003 Giles had held Senior Finance Positions at a number of Nasdaq and FTSE listed companies in the service, retail and FMCG markets. He trained and qualified with Ernst & Young in their Birmingham office.

Giles provides strategic Financial guidance for the business and has overseen a five fold growth in the company, numerous contract handovers, system changes and developments as well as leading on a number of acquisitions and disposals. He was promoted to Commercial and Finance Director in 2017, taking on additional responsibilities for the commercial outcome of the company. 

Giles is very keen on all kinds of sport and physical activity of all kinds and seeks wherever possible to participate and encourage others to do so.

Glen Hall - Operations Director

Glen Hall

 - Operations Director

Glen Hall holds a range of 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 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. Glen is particularly skilled in driving commercial turnaround projects; large capital schemes, including complex Public Private Partnerships and best practice initiatives which deliver improved operational performance.

Glen has been integral over the years in developing our partnerships with Health & Safety Consultants, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA); National Governing Bodies and Energy management partners. He was integral in developing our internal Quality Management System - The Oracle, largely recognised as an example of industry best practice.