George began working life as an adventure playground worker before establishing his career in the banking, investments and insurance sectors.
George began working life as an adventure playground worker before establishing his career in the banking, investments and insurance sectors where he has held a number of senior executive and non-executive positions including with Warburg Securities, Union PLC and AllianceBernstein. For the last nine years he has been the Senior Independent Director of the insurance company Beazley plc, the chair of Charity Bank, the specialist retail bank which lends to charities and social enterprises, and the chair of Stonewater Housing Association. He continues as a non-executive director of the Lloyd’s subsidiary of Beazley and has recently become chair of The Housing Finance Corporation which funds social housing.
Philip joined the Board in 2009, having previously served as a committee member.
Philip joined the Board in 2009, having previously served as a committee member. He is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk committee. Philip is an accountant and has worked in the finance sector for 25 years across a wide range of disciplines, specialising in risk for the past six years. He is also a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, and a Freeman of the City of London. He lives in Kent with his wife Melanie and their four children, two cats and a selection of chickens. Philip’s ideal holiday is something active and mad like climbing Everest or canoeing the Amazon – but nothing scary!
Linda has been a Trustee since 2007. Formerly a founding partner of a firm of central London estate agents Linda specialised in developments and major projects.
Linda has been a Trustee since 2007. Formerly a founding partner of a firm of central London estate agents Linda specialised in developments and major projects. Linda is Chair of the Revitalise Property Advisory Group and a member of the Enterprises Committee which focuses on Revitalise retail. She is also on the Board of Brentwood Theatre and previously Hornchurch Theatre Trust and the development council of Shakespeare’s Globe. She was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1984. Her interests include golf, tennis and theatre.
Deborah is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholar and received the Chief Nursing Officer’s Gold Award for lifetime achievement in 2019.
Deborah trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, spending her clinical career in orthopaedic nursing before moving into nursing management. She has been director of nursing at several NHS trusts in London and became Deputy Regional Chief Nurse for NHS England South Region. More recently she moved back to a Director of Nursing post at the North Middlesex Hospital in North London, before retiring from full time work at the end of 2019. She is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholar and received the Chief Nursing Officer’s Gold Award for lifetime achievement in 2019. Deborah has two adult sons and lives on the London/Essex border. She is a Non-Executive Director of East London NHS Foundation Trust (a mental health and community trust), and is a Trustee of the charity Epilepsy Society, in addition to Revitalise. Deborah is churchwarden for her local church, where she is also a service leader. In her spare time she is an avid crafter, making handmade cards which she sells to raise funds for the church.
Catherine, originally from Ireland, has lived in Glasgow since 1990 where she is the chairperson of the Mungo foundation, and a member of the State Hospitals Board in Scotland.
Catherine has worked for 43 years in psychiatric nursing and social care in both England and Scotland where she latterly worked as a Managing Director for the Wheatley Group. Her experience lies in transforming care services for special needs groups through re-shaping organisations to achieve long term sustainability. Catherine, originally from Ireland, has lived in Glasgow since 1990 where she is the chairperson of the Mungo foundation and a member of the State Hospitals Board in Scotland. Her passions include football, tennis, and snooker. Her ideal holiday is either in Seahouses in Northumberland, or Tavira in Portugal; a place she has been visiting with her partner for many years.
Lesley joined the board in 2016 and is the Chairman of the Guest Experience Committee.
Lesley joined the board in 2016 and is the Chairman of the Guest Experience Committee. She has a background in marketing, strategy and digital innovation and is a Director of Polyco Healthline a company providing protection, care and cleaning products to medical and industrial sectors in the UK. Lesley lives in North London with her husband Jorgen and often holidays in his home country of Sweden. Ideal holiday would be an American road trip with lots of walking in its national parks.
Jane Kennedy joined the board of Revitalise in 2019.
Jane Kennedy joined the board of Revitalise in 2019. She left her Executive role in July 2017 to pursue a portfolio career which has become varied and exciting including HR and Operations consultancy services for a range of clients, Executive coaching, NED for NHS Property Services and Progress alongside a Vice Chairman role for Age UK ( Hythe and Lyminge). She was previously Chief Operating Officer and HR Director of Just Group and Partnership Assurance Services. Jane has also held senior roles in Saga Services, Colonial Mutual Life Assurance, GHL Group, Barclays Retail Mortgages and Scottish Widow
Kevin, a keen hiker and tennis player, rejoined us in 2019.
Kevin rejoined us in 2019 as he was a former Trustee back in 2011/12. A qualified chartered accountant and board director, he spent much of his early career with KPMG, working with clients on large business transformation projects in Europe, New Zealand and Asia and ran their Telecom Consulting practice in Hong Kong. Since leaving KPMG, Kevin has held Regional Director Finance & Resources Roles for Verizon Business in both Asia Pacific and EMEA worked as COO for a fast-growing consulting business, Commercial Director for a highly leveraged private equity owned SME as well as European CFO for a medium sized multi-layer marketing organisation based out of the Netherlands. Since 2017, he has been the CFO at The Kennel Club in London. Kevin is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Kevin is a keen hiker and tennis player.
William co-founded the right brain management consultancy Industrial Clairvoyants, and has acted as Managing Partner for over 20 years.
William co-founded the right brain management consultancy Industrial Clairvoyants, and has acted as Managing Partner for over 20 years. The consultancy uses right brain approaches to unlock and realise potential for clients including The Radisson Hotel Group, John Lewis Partnership and Virgin Holidays, with a focus on helping organisations to create emotionally intelligent strategies. William has advised senior leaders and clients in areas including consumer and employee insight, employee engagement and well-being, employee proposition and service proposition development. Industrial Clairvoyants has supported Revitalise since 2011, William has been personally involved in a number of projects that have helped us to define what is important to our guests, and improve our holiday experience. He was delighted to strengthen his relationship with Revitalise by joining the Board of Trustees in 2020. His ideal holiday is without a watch, keys and phone. It’s hot and sunny with some sport or exercise but much more relaxation, where he and his partner get to escape the routines of everyday life.