John Waterworth Chief Executive, Parkdean Holidays

John is Chief Executive of Parkdean Holidays, one of the UK’s biggest providers of holiday homes including

caravans, lodges and apartments within 24 award-winning holiday parks across the country.

Following a management buyout of Trecco Bay Holiday Park in Wales in 1999, Parkdean Holidays was formed

with John as Chief Executive. The business grew via acquisition and investment in its estate.

Parkdean has a turnover of í122m, employs 1800 staff, including 150 based at their Gosforth HQ and sells

200,000 UK holidays annually.

Parkdean won Best UK Holiday Park Operator in 2010, 2011 and 2013 at the British Travel Awards.

John has 28 years’ experience in the leisure industry and is extremely passionate about the sector in which he