• Photo of Duncan Garrood Duncan Garrood Chief Executive Officer

    Duncan has significant expertise in the consumer and leisure sectors with a career spanning 35 years. He has Board level experience of private and public businesses, and prior to joining the Group held the position of CEO of Bill's Restaurants, overseeing 80 sites and 3,000 employees. Prior to joining Bill's Restaurants, Duncan was CEO at Punch Taverns Limited (formerly Punch Taverns plc), the UK's second largest pub company with over 3,500 pubs. In addition, Duncan served on the Board as President of M.H Alshaya where he was responsible for the Group's food division, and before that was Regional Vice President of SC Johnson. He began his career at Unilever PLC, serving for over 20 years in a variety of management positions in the UK and latterly Shanghai, China. Duncan holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London.

  • Antony Smith Chief Financial Officer

    Antony was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary on 1 April 2019. Prior to joining TEG he was Finance Director of Wickes, the retail division of Travis Perkins PLC, where he oversaw a business transformation programme of investing in the customer proposition to deliver a modernised estate and significant growth. Most of Antony’s experience has been in consumer facing businesses, including roles as Finance Director at Hovis Bakeries and Director of Financial Control at Premier Foods PLC. Antony’s early career, while qualifying for ACMA in industry, focused on corporate strategy and leading operational finance teams in consumer facing businesses. Antony holds a Masters in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

  • Photo of Graham  Blackwell Graham Blackwell Chief Commercial Officer

    Graham has over 26 years’ experience in the bowling industry with roles at Granada, Allied, Georgica and Essenden. He was appointed as Commercial Director of the Group in 2013 following 9 years as Operations Director of the bowling business. Graham was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company on 15 March 2017. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Bowling Industry Association.

  • Nick Basing Non-Executive Chairman
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    Nick is a highly experienced industry figure with a successful track record of over 30 years of operational experience in the leisure industry. Nick was responsible for the operational turnaround and subsequent growth, both organically and via acquisition, beginning with Paramount plc and subsequently Paramount Holdings (‘Paramount’) including Chez Gerard, Bertorelli and Caffe Uno, where he was Chief Executive Officer for over 6 years. Nick has broad experience in the consumer leisure sector. Prior to Paramount he held a number of senior management positions with leading companies such as Rank, First Leisure, Unilever and Granada. During this time he gained experience of a wide range of leading consumer brands in a multi-site context including Hard Rock Café, Odeon, Universal Studios and Goodwood. Nick was awarded UK Retailers’ Retailer of the Year in 2006. He was appointed to the board of Essenden as chief executive officer on 18 August 2009 and to the board of Indoor Bowling Equity Limited as chairman on 13 August 2015. He has also served as a non- executive director on the board of the following companies: Goals Soccer Centres plc, Brakes Brothers Holdings Ltd, Elegant Hotels Group plc and The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (‘Wimbledon’). Nick was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 15 March 2017.

  • David Wild Non-Executive Director
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    David was appointed to the board of Domino’s Pizza Group plc as a non-executive director in November 2013, before being appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in 2014. David was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Halfords Group plc and has held senior roles within Walmart and Tesco for three years. David was on the board of Premier Foods as Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman. David was appointed Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of the Company on 15 March 2017.

  • Christopher Mills Non-Executive Director
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    Christopher Mills is a director and the sole shareholder of Harwood Capital Management Limited which is a designated corporate member and the controller of Harwood. Harwood Capital Management Group was formed in 2011 by Mr Mills on his acquisition of Harwood from J O Hambro Capital Management Group Limited. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and director of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc (a United Kingdom listed investment trust) and a director and investment manager of Oryx International Growth Fund Limited. He has a long and successful investing track record and is a non-executive director of a number of both public and private companies. Prior to joining J O Hambro Capital Management Group Limited which he co-founded in 1993, he worked from 1975 to 1993 for Samuel Montagu Limited, Montagu Investment Management Limited and its successor company, Invesco MIM, latterly as Head of North American Investments and Head of North American Venture Capital. Christopher was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 15 March 2017.

  • Julie Sneddon Non-Executive Director
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    Julie has 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles with the Walt Disney Company, including most recently as Executive Vice President of Disney Stores Worldwide which carried responsibility for over 300 stores across North America, Europe and Japan. Julie has led multiple strategic business development and organisation transformation change initiatives for Disney with a focus on retail, brand development and digital transformation. Julie was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company and chairman of the Company’s Nomination Committee on 22 March 2017.

  • Adam Bellamy Non-Executive Director
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    Adam has considerable consumer experience encompassing multi-site and growth businesses. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at PureGym, where he also previously served as CFO for six years up to 2018 during which time the business rapidly grew from a 30-site operation to become the UK's largest low-cost gym operator with 220 sites, culminating in the sale to Leonard Green which valued Pure Gym at over £600m. Prior to joining PureGym, Adam spent three years as the FD at Atmosphere Bars and Clubs and a further three years as FD of Conran Restaurants/D&D London Limited. A qualified chartered certified accountant, Adam began his career in 1988 and has served in a variety of finance positions at companies including House of Fraser, Granada Group and Whitbread.