• Photo of Alan Hand Alan Hand Chief Executive Officer

    Alan has 29 years’ experience in the leisure and restaurant sectors which include Paramount, The Restaurant Group and My Kinda Town. Alan has board level experience in operational roles at Paramount and with the Group having been appointed Managing Director of the Group on September 2015 following 5 years as Operations Director. Alan has over 7 years’ experience working directly in the bowling industry and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 15 March 2017.

  • Photo of Mark Willis Mark Willis Chief Financial Officer

    Mark began his career in industry, training with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He held a variety of roles at Lloyds-TSB, Mercedes-Benz, Tesco and Home Retail Group before joining the Group as Chief Financial Officer in February 2017. Prior to joining the Group, Mark was Finance Director for Argos and during his time at Home Retail Group he held roles as Director of Group Finance and Director of Investor Relations. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and company secretary on 15 March 2017.

  • 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 is also non-executive chairman of Goals Soccer Centres plc and has also served as a non- executive director on the board of the following companies: 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.

  • Rob McWilliam Non-Executive Director
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    Rob has over 25 years’ of finance, strategy and digital leadership experience in some of the world’s largest retail businesses, including Asda/Wal-Mart and Amazon. Rob’s executive experience includes being UK Finance Director for ASDA/Walmart and Amazon, and his most recent role as Vice President for the Consumables Division at Amazon UK. Rob spent his early career at Bass plc where he qualified as an accountant, having graduated in Mathematics from Durham University. Rob is currently a Non-Executive Director of Jisc (a provider of digital infrastructure to universities in the UK) and was appointed Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit 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.