Sports and Recreation: Sector Champions
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Shaun Dawson has been Chief Executive of the award winning Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) since 1997. Shaun is responsible for the strategic development and management of the 10,000 acre park, which includes four 2012 venues, serving the residents of London, Hertfordshire and Essex, providing a major sport and leisure destination for the South East and the UK, attracting nearly 5 million visitors a year.
Shaun has enjoyed success through a 25 year career in the leisure industry in both the public and private sector. He has fulfilled a number of non executive positions. Shaun was a governor on the board of Middlesex University from 1999 to 2004. In 2010 he was appointed Regional Champion for Community Sport for London, one of nine Ministerial Regional Champion appointments across England.
For the last three years Peter has been delivering specialist expertise to the Gambling Industries in both the UK and Europe, ranging from business start-ups and turnarounds to software commoditisation and technology solutions. Prior to this time he was The Gala Coral Groups’ Electronic Gaming Director, which included strategic & development roles in their casino, betting, bingo and on-line businesses.
Prior to joining Gala Coral, Peter spent 13 years in Operational roles in the Leisure Industry and has Theme Parks, Amusement Complexes and Holiday Centres in his list of successes. Peter has attained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Nottingham Trent University and also holds a Personal Management Licence that conforms to the UK Gambling Act 2005.