Career Highlights

2017 - Present | CFO

David Lloyd Leisure

2011 - 2017 | CFO

London City Airport

2008 - 2010 | Group Finance Director

New Look Retailers

1998 - 2008 | Finance Director & Procurement Director

Tesco PLC

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A seasoned finance professional with experience in the leisure, aviation, retail and professional services sectors. Patrick is CFO of one of Europe’s largest premium fitness clubs. He leads the finance, IT, digital, membership services, data science, legal and company secretary functions.

Specific Expertise

  • Digital transformation
  • Transformation of underperforming teams
  • Working with private equity shareholders
  • Beyond budgeting
  • Exit Strategy/Divestments
  • Business growth
  • Finance expansion
  • M&A

Career history

Patrick began his career at Tesco PLC as Finance Director in UK and Asia and also as Procurement Director, before moving on to become Group Finance Director for New Look Retailers.

In Patrick’s role at New Look he led the finance streams and took the company through the 2009/10 IPO process.

As CFO at London City Airport Patrick led the planning application process to deliver the required permissions to enable the airport’s growth strategy. He also had a leading role in the £2.6b sale of the airport which was the highest EBITDA ever achieved for an airport (2016). His long-term growth strategy delivered £1.2bn of shareholder value. Patrick is now CFO of David Lloyd Leisure where he is responsible for leading the finance, IT and digital functions for the company.

Current Portfolio

David is currently CFO of David Lloyd Leisure he leads the finance, IT, digital, membership services, data science, legal and company secretary functions.

Personal Interests

Travel

Live Music

Sport and Exercise

Photography

Influencing Moments

I found strength in my toughest moments (failed IPO, Testicular cancer). I found balance by learning what makes me happy and doing more of it (only working with products I love and people with similar values).

Locations

Hertfordshire

London

Regional travel