In addition to the Executive Directors, the following senior managers are considered relevant to establishing the appropriate expertise and experience for the management of the business.
Godfrey joined the Group in 1997, having graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, where he studied urban estate management (BSc (Hons)). Prior to joining the business, Godfrey worked for Housing Project Ltd and Shapstone Investments Ltd. He has developed and been responsible for all new Group sites since 1999, as well as overseeing the Group’s existing estate capital expenditure programme.
Kate initially joined the business as a catering consultant in June 2013, becoming the Group’s director of business development in October 2013, with a remit including food management, advance sales and customer insight. Her career began at Whitbread plc in the commercial drinks operations of Beefeater and Brewers Fayre. She moved to the Laurel Pub Company, creating and heading the food development, supply chain and buying team there. Kate then worked as Roadchef’s retail catering director, before moving back into licensed trade and heading the food team and, subsequently, the pre-booked sales team at Barracuda. Kate has a degree in international management with hospitality from the University of Brighton.
Myles joined the Group as a consultant in June 2013 and became a permanent employee in December 2013. Prior to joining the Group, Myles was head of sales and marketing at Barracuda Group and held a number of roles at First Leisure Corporation, including marketing manager and brand manager, spending 11 years with each business. Myles is the Trading Director, a role which encompasses procurement, drinks retail strategy, reward and recognition programmes and commercial supplier agreements and relationships.
Fiona joined the business in April 2015 as People Development Director. Prior to this Fiona was HR director for five years at Grosvenor Casinos, a division of the The Rank Group. During her career she has held a number of HR roles starting in financial services then moving to the civil service before her time at The Rank Group, where she was part of the team leading the acquisition of Gala Casinos in 2013. Fiona has a degree in business studies and human resource management and is a Fellow of the CIPD.