Commercial and Marketing Director
Barney is an experienced marketing and ecommerce professional.
He has held a number of senior marketing positions at Sky, including the Head of Multi-Channel Acquisition, Head of Direct Marketing and eCommerce (ROI) and Head of Media and Acquisition (Sky Betting and Gaming).
Barney’s depth of experience across a diverse mix of Sky’s businesses has given him experience in some of the UK’s most competitive industries.
An experienced retail and leisure operator, Nick has a strong track record in delivering improvements in customer satisfaction, driving profitable growth and developing strategic initiatives.
Nick has previously held Operations Director roles at Autoglass, Mothercare and David Lloyd Leisure.
IT and Digital Director
Jasper has headed the Gym Group’s technology operation since 2011. In 2014 he was appointed IT & Digital Director, leading the Group through a period of significant change, and has held the role of Chief Information Officer since 2018.
With 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, Jasper has held directorships at three different digital technology companies. In this time he has delivered a series of high profile projects for organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, Global Fund, the NHS, British Library and the French Presidential Palace.
Prior to his career in technology and digital innovation, Jasper worked in investment banking with Barclays Capital.
A Chartered Surveyor, Jonathan has over 35 years’ experience in the real estate business.
Formerly the Director of Property at Matalan, he oversaw the expansion from c. 70 to over 200 sites. Having also worked as an acquisition agent and a developer, Jonathan has a wide and varied insight into all aspects of the acquisition process.
People and Development Director
Ann-marie joined The Gym Group in April 2018. She has over 15 years’ experience across a variety of senior Human Resources roles particularly in the travel and retail industries. Before joining the Gym Group, Ann-marie was Group Human Resources Director at New Look Retailers, previously she held a variety of senior human resources roles at TUI Travel Plc.
Her career focus has been on developing high performing organisations and delivering organisational change.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and she is currently finishing an Executive Coaching Qualification at Henley Business School.
Head Of Property Development
David joined The Gym Group in April 2013 and has successfully opened over 100 gyms to date as well as having responsibility for ongoing maintenance and refurbishment of the estate.
He was previously Head of Development & Facilities at Central England Co-operative managing a diverse trading estate of over 300 properties, including food stores, travel agents, funeral homes and car showrooms.