Dermot trained as an accountant at a practice in Dublin where he was born. He was part of the team that audited Bourne Leisure being headhunted by them in 1989 as their accountant. He moved into operations in 1993 when he became Operations Director of Caravan Parks and was part of the leadership team that led the merger with Rank’s Holiday Division in 2000. He has been a Bourne Leisure Board Director since 2002 with responsibility for Tax, IT and is the Company Secretary. He took over responsibility for Butlins in 2011.
He is married with two children, likes music, builds kit cars (well he’s built one!) and even has time to be a season ticket holder for The Arsenal.