A trained Accountant, John joined the company in October 2007 with more than 30 years experience of senior operational management in the leisure industry under his belt.
Prior to joining Owlerton, he spent 13 years working for Greyhound Racing Association Ltd (GRA Ltd), where he was General Manager of Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in Manchester for 11 years and 2 years as Group Marketing Manager for the 6 GRA tracks. Before working in the Greyhound Industry, John was Regional Manager at Gala Bingo for 6 years, in control of 23 Bingo Clubs across the North of England. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Riley Snooker Clubs in charge of 73 Snooker Clubs throughout the country, and also developing snooker clubs in Belgium and Holland.
As Managing Director of Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, John is responsible for the smooth running of the entire stadium and ensuring compliance with the Rules of Racing. John is a member of the Executive Committee of the Racecourse Promoters Association and is also a Director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB).