Alan McNamara, Executive Director (aged 44)
Alan is the Chairman of the Group and has extensive experience in financial services and property development. Starting out at HSBC, Alan digressed into credit brokering with his own company before entering into privately funding UK SME developers. Having evolved with his experience providing consultancy services to his private clients, he then progressed into developments on a range of Private Rented Sector and student schemes across the UK on a JV basis. It was from learning of Alan's experience with leading three projects in three sectors (hotel, student and residential), that Alan was introduced to this exciting opportunity three years ago and has since worked on driving the project and bringing in Awaze and the concept of bringing Landal GreenParks into UK resort management on a long term basis.
Paul Brazewell, MRICS, Executive Director (aged 48)
Paul is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with almost three decades of experience in cost consultancy & project management at director level in both the public & private sectors, specialising in commercial & residential projects covering nationwide schemes in excess of £60m. From a Quantity Surveyors/Project Management perspective, Paul has been extensively involved with the the Landal Belvedere Site over the past 2 years working closely with the design team & Landal GreenParks to help mould this exciting resort to the shape it is today.
Christopher Eddlestone, Independent Non-Executive Director (aged 69)
Formerly a corporate partner at Squire Patton Boggs ("SPB"), a full-service global law firm, Chris is the co-founder of the Annual Hotels Conference, with over 30 years of experience in the legal and operational aspects of leisure businesses. He was a partner at two leading regional law firms, progressing into international corporate law and was the Global head of the hospitality and leisure services team at SPB, which had 18 partners in the group. Chris now has interests in a growing UK hotel chain (operating under the global IHG brand) and is delighted to be working again with Europe's leading European vacation rentals group.
Ken Hillen, Independent Non-Executive Director (aged 63)
Following a degree in economics from The University of Edinburgh, Ken began his career in 1977 with the Royal Bank of Scotland. He went on to hold a number of senior banking roles including senior corporate director at RBS, managing director for Scotland and Northern Ireland at Anglo Irish Bank and, until 2009, head of commercial and corporate banking for Scotland at the Bank of Ireland.
Ken is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of SQN Secured Income Fund plc, an investment company listed on the Main Market of the LSE and of Salutem Healthcare Limited, a private equity backed provider of specialist healthcare, to name but two of his appointments.