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.

Glen Hall - Managing Director

Glen Hall

 - Managing 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.

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.

 
Andrew  Wadland - Strategy and Performance Director

Andrew Wadland

 - Strategy and Performance Director

Qualifications: MA, BSc(Hons), FInstLM, MCIPS, CMI Level 7 Strategy, CMI Level 7 Dip, CMI Grad Dip, PRINCE 2.

Andrew joined Parkwood in 2006 after 18 years service  in the Army.  As an Infantryman, Andrew commanded soldiers on operations in a number of theatres, culminating as Chief of Staff of a Headquarters staff formed from 9 nations.  Andrew gained his programme management expertise from a series of technical staff officer appointments, through international research collaboration posts to his final position within the Defence Procurement Agency.

As Commercial Director Andrew covered a wide range of fields, from commercial contracts through SRM, energy procurement, energy efficiency programmes, property matters and construction defects to winning a landmark legal dispute against a large national construction company.  As Strategy and Performance Director Andrew is at the forefront of delivering the digital transformation strategy with a team comprised of the Energy Efficiency Manager, National Aquatics Lead, Digital PM, Auditors and a Business Analyst.

Andrew enjoys spending his spare time with his children and sharing their passion for debating and playing a wide range of sports; he is a competent skier, a desiderate hillwalker, can return a tennis ball, is a slow mountain-biker and a vicious croquet player.  Other interests include reading, music to suit the mood, shooting and gardening.  Andrew is also a Trustee of the Mercian Regiment (Worcester) Museum.

Sue McGrath - Group HR Director

Sue McGrath

 - Group HR Director

Sue is an experienced Board Director with almost 20 years of experience in Human Resources. With a Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Sue has worked her way up from Administration to the Boardroom to establish herself as a forward thinking leader.

In 2008, after seven years at Deloitte, Sue joined Parkwood to become HR Director for three of the Parkwood Group companies. Sue was soon promoted to her role of Group HR Director having worked closely with the founders of the Company.

Sue is responsible for developing and leading the HR strategy, supporting over 6,000 employees and has been integral in leading change and delivering innovation to ensure the organisation thrives.

Driving continuous improvement with her team of HR professionals, Sue is an advocate of ensuring that employee engagement is key and that there are opportunities for all employees to make a difference and have their voices heard.