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.

John Parker

John Parker

Finance Director

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John Parker is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has occupied many senior roles in Finance, including Finance Director for Saga Travel and Chief Operating Officer for Titan Travel.

John Parker is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has occupied many senior roles in Finance, including Finance Director for Saga Travel and Chief Operating Officer for Titan Travel. John then moved into the not-for-profit sector where he took up the position of Director of Finance and Operations for The John Wallis Academy in Kent, where he implemented new education administration, accounting and rewards systems. John joined Revitalise in 2011.John lives in the Kent countryside and enjoys watching sport, cycling and walking. His ideal holiday is anywhere he hasn’t been before!  

Darren Holloran

Darren Holloran

Director of Operations

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Darren started with Revitalise in 2001 as the General Manager at Revitalise Sandpipers in Southport, having previously worked and managed in both the UK and overseas tourism market.

Darren started with Revitalise in 2001 as the General Manager at Revitalise Sandpipers in Southport, having previously worked and managed in both the UK and overseas tourism market. In July 2015, following 14 years as a General Manager, he assumed the role of Director of Operations. Darren still resides in Southport and enjoys spending time with his family, keeping fit and travelling. Darren enjoys breaks of all kinds providing it enables him to be with family and friends, exploring new places!

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 Nursing and Care Quality

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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 is a member of the Institute of Business Consulting, the Royal College of Nursing and has recently held an honorary research contract with an NHS Foundation Trust. Sarah joined Revitalise in April 2016. 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, and has also 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 6 year old daughter entertained.

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