Chris Simmonds

Chris Simmonds

Chief Executive Officer

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Prior to Revitalise, Chris had over 25 years’ experience working for Saga Travel, including 12 years as a Director of Saga Holidays.

Prior to Revitalise, Chris had over 25 years’ experience working for Saga Travel, including 12 years as a Director of Saga Holidays. Chris worked in most areas of the company and saw it grow from a small specialist travel company to a huge multi-product brand offering services to people aged 50 and over. From 2005 to 2010 Chris set up a new division within Saga Travel, later to include the AA, and was responsible for third party partnerships, new business acquisitions and business start ups. Chris joined Vitalise in 2010.Chris is married and lives in Canterbury. He enjoys playing music, vintage motorcycles and gardening. Chris’s ideal break is visiting historic houses and gardens.

Piers Vimpany

Piers Vimpany

Director of Finance and Resources

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Piers is a qualified Chartered Accountant who joined Revitalise as our Director of Finance & Resources in September 2018. Piers has had over 20 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector.

Piers is a qualified Chartered Accountant who joined Revitalise as our Director of Finance & Resources in September 2018. Piers has had over 20 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector. In the mid 1990’s he worked as a volunteer on a primary school project for two years in Tanzania. In addition to auditing charities for six years, he has over 14 years’ experience as a Finance Director - working for a national youth charity and then for a local children’s hospice, where he also acted as CEO for almost two years. Piers is married with two children and lives in North London. Piers enjoys playing tennis, following Arsenal Football Club and his ideal break is cycling with the family and his dog in the countryside.

Lisa Jaskowiak

Lisa Jaskowiak

Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive

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Lisa was a volunteer for Revitalise for 2 years, based at our centre Jubilee Lodge before joining the Events Team in London in 2011.

Lisa was a volunteer for Revitalise for 2 years, based at our centre Jubilee Lodge before joining the Events Team in London in 2011.  She originally came in to cover maternity leave but stayed in the role until October 2014.  Since then she has taken over the role of Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive and also has responsibility for stewarding relationships specifically linked to the Capital Campaign Appeal.  Lisa is married with 2 children and lives in London.  Her ideal break would be spent relaxing with her family in France.”

Sarah Mancini

Sarah Mancini

Director of Operations

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Sarah has been working in the health industry for over 20 years, spanning clinical, managerial, training, consultancy and leadership roles in the acute, community and commercial health care sector

Sarah has been working in the health industry for over 20 years, spanning clinical, managerial, training, consultancy and leadership roles in the acute, community and commercial health care sector. Sarah began at Revitalise in April 2016 as Director of Nursing and Care Quality, before moving into the position of Director of Operations in January 2018. She lives in Hampshire and enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as volunteering and practicing holistic therapies. Her ideal holiday would be one with complete rejuvenation!

Andy Simons

Andy Simons

Director of Marketing and Fundraising

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Andy has a wealth of experience in the holiday industry, having run a £12m partnerships division for Saga Holidays, and launched a number of UK holiday propositions successfully for them including Warner Leisure Hotels, Cottages.com, Hilton and IHG.

Andy has a wealth of experience in the holiday industry, having run a £12m partnerships division for Saga Holidays, and launched a number of UK holiday propositions successfully for them including Warner Leisure Hotels, Cottages.com, Hilton and IHG.  He has a data marketing background, has managed contact centre teams, and negotiated major contracts with corporate partners.  Andy volunteers with a regional Mencap affiliate in his local community, supporting learning disabled adults, and joined Revitalise in September 2016.  His ideal holiday would include some ancient culture, a little bit of adventure, several relaxing coffee and cake stops, and some fun activities to keep his young daughter entertained.

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