Leadership

The Leisure Pass Group has 150 employees around the world; our team combines digital, commercial and operational experience with deep industry knowledge.

Board of directors

Ted Stimpson

CEO

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In 2014, Ted joined Smart Destinations, one of the three businesses that combined to become the Leisure Pass Group; as its CEO, he lead the business through its successful exit in 2016. Since then, as CEO of the Leisure Pass Group, he has led the integration and expansion of the combined entity. Previously, Ted was CEO of US mover and life-stage marketing company Imagitas for six years. Ted has a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He splits his time between London and his home town, Boston.

Neville Doe

CFO

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Neville joined Leisure Pass Group in 2012 and helped lead the business through a management buyout. Previously, Neville worked with Brett Aggregates & Concrete and was Finance Director for Just Learning Group. A qualified ACA (PwC), Neville has a BA from the University of Kent.

Jon Owen

CCO

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Jon became Leisure Pass Group’s CCO in 2017, joining from Ribble Cycles, where he was CEO. Prior to Ribble Cycles, Jon was MD of very.co.uk (Shop Direct) and Head of Sales and Marketing at Asda.com. Jon has an MA from Cambridge University.

Leadership team

Julie Dearing

SVP Finance

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Julie joined Leisure Pass Group in 2017 having previously worked for Partnerships in Children’s Services, a private equity-backed group of foster care agencies, and Just Learning, a chain of children’s day nurseries. Julie has a BSc from Southampton University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC.

Tom Illingworth

SVP Pricing, Analytics & Strategy

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Tom joined the Leisure Pass Group in 2017. He previously spent 12 years with LEK Consulting, advising clients in London, Chicago and Tokyo. Tom has a Masters from Imperial College London and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge.

Louis Johnson

SVP Marketing and Ecommerce

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Louis joined the Leisure Pass Group in 2008 and ran our online strategy through to 2016. He is now leads the group’s global marketing and ecommerce. Louis has a BA from Nottingham Trent University.

David Knowles

Chief Technology Officer

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David joined Leisure Pass Group in 2018, having held senior technology roles across several industries, most recently as CTO of The Dining Club Group and MatchesFashion.com.  David has an MBA from Loughborough University.

Lindsay Maher

SVP of Global Operations

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Lindsay, who joined us in 2008, oversees operations, supporting sales growth and product development. Previously, at the American Cancer Society, she managed donor recruitment, corporate relationships, large-scale events, and staff training. Lindsay has a BA in Business and Sociology from Saint Anselm College.

Rebecca Rubel

SVP CRM and Ancillary

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Rebecca joined Leisure Pass Group in 2018 and leads CRM, app development and ancillary products and services. Previously, Rebecca worked in the fashion and retail industry in marketing, trading and ecommerce roles at Shop Direct (very.co.uk), Missguided and Harvey Nichols.

Carrie Tayloe Keplinger

SVP Global Product

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A travel industry veteran, Carrie was a founding member of the Smart Destinations team and played a leading role in its long-term growth and subsequent sale. Prior to the Leisure Pass Group, Carrie was in charge of the in-destination strategy for Get Travel. She has a BA from Virginia Tech.

Lori Timony

SVP Global Trade Sales

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Lori joined the Smart Destinations team in 2004 and had a leading role in its growth and sale, first on the Product team and then in Sales. Lori took over the role as SVP of Global Trade Sales when Smart Destinations joined the Leisure Pass Group. Lori has over 20 years’ experience across many facets of the travel industry. She has a BS from the University of Massachusetts.

Amanda Truman

Chief Development Officer

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Amanda joined Leisure Pass Group in 2004, developing the London Pass and launching passes in Paris, Barcelona, Dublin and Berlin. She became Chief Development Officer in January 2019 with a focus on further establishing Leisure Pass Group in Asia. Amanda holds a BA from the University of Leeds.