Between them, the PKL Group management and senior operations team has over 100 years’ experience of working for the company. The PKL Group management team’s profiles are summarised below.
Executive Directors and Company Secretary
Lee VinesManaging Director
Lee has 17 years of experience working for PKL and was sales and marketing director before becoming managing director in 2015. Lee retains responsibility for all group sales and marketing activities and has a large amount of experience having worked within the foodservice industry for the past 22 years. Lee previously held the position of Sales and Marketing Director at ServEquip. Lee is also Chairman of Let’s Get Cooking, a Community Interest Company.
Chris IrvingProjects Director
Chris joined PKL in 2004 and is an ex-Army officer. Chris was formerly operations director at PKL and in his role as projects director, is responsible for the delivery of special projects, health and safety, PKL’s project delivery support department and the operational delivery of all international kitchens and major events.
Peter SchadCommercial Director
Peter has been with PKL since 1988 and is responsible for delivery of our major sporting event projects. Peter has overseen a wide range of projects during his time at PKL, including the supply of temporary kitchen and dining facilities at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, Vancouver and London, the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Manchester and Glasgow and the Asian Games in Doha and Guangzhou.
Will PerryFinancial Controller/Company Secretary
Will, who joined PKL in 2005, is both Financial Controller and Company Secretary of PKL Group (UK) Ltd and is responsible to the Chairman for the company’s financial operations. He is a qualified management accountant.
A Chartered Accountant with nearly 30 years board level financial and management leadership experience in the SQC/SME arenas, Michael has been helping PKL since 2005 and was appointed Non-executive Chairman in January 2010. He was formerly Group Finance Director of Rok plc (1989-2003), where he helped achieve a major transformation in the size and prosperity of the group, and has since been a Non-executive Director or Chairman of a number of companies including Pearce Holdings Ltd, which was taken over by Interior Services Group plc in November 2007.
Peter JoyNon-Executive Director
Peter is the founder of PKL. While still retaining close contact with other members of the Board, Peter is not involved in day-to-day management but takes an active role in board discussions on corporate finance and other strategic matters.