Kevin Paterson – Chief Executive
Kevin is an admitted Solicitor. Following a successful career in the private sector spanning law, financial services and consultancy, he joined Valley Leisure as CEO in 2010.
Kevin is passionate about the role of Health and Wellbeing Services in attaining positive physical and mental wellbeing. He is a firm believer that the opportunity across the sector is extremely exciting and by creatively looking at providing a broader range of integrated services through single access points (in our case as part of leisure facilities) is one of the biggest opportunities we have had in a generation to “shift the dial” in offering effective, joined up services to the community we serve.
Barry Kermode – Finance Manager
Barry, our Finance Manager, is a finance professional spending most of his career in the telecoms sector working for Cable and Wireless and Vodafone and latterly for smaller fixed line operators. Barry joined Valley Leisure in February 2011.
Pete Collins – Customer Operations Manager
Pete has worked for Valley Leisure for the last 20 years, with a successful track record of facilities, financial, Health and Safety and IT services management. He has managed four major facility refurbishment projects and two major IT rollouts alongside the regular responsibilities for Corporate maintenance, Health and Safety and IT. He is a keen Horseman, Skier and Scuba diver.
Joan Evans – HR Manager
Joan Evans is a Human Resources management consultant and has experience in a variety of organisations including the SOLL Leisure Group, Abingdon and Witney Colleges and Clear Channel Entertainment UK Ltd. Joan is able to provide a rounded Human Resources profile to Valley Leisure in dealing with Strategic Planning, Employee Relations, TUPE, Payroll and operational issues. She also has a strong background in training and development.
Chris Attrill – Customer Engagement Manager
Chris has a degree in Sport Studies and Business, and has always had a passion in sports and fitness. Chris started his career with Valley Leisure back in 2006 at Knightwood Leisure Centre as a supervisor, and has worked his way up, becoming Customer Engagement Manager in September 2014. His ambition is for the Valley Leisure brand to become renowned for delivering a consistent and excellent service throughout Test Valley.
Lisa Phaure – Customer Communications Manager
Lisa is a CIM qualified marketeer with a degree in Sociology and Information Systems. Lisa joined Valley Leisure in 2013 and is responsible for the Marketing and PR across all Valley Leisure sites. She started her career at Reuters (now Thomson Reuters) as an IT Trainer and Account Manager, before moving to Legal and General as a Campaign Manager for strategic partnerships. Lisa has also worked for local government as a Leisure Policy and Strategy Officer and is Company Director of a part time children’s performing arts school.