Peter Moore OBE, former Center Parcs MD, has joined the board of UK development company Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD). As Non-Executive Chairman of Leisure, Peter will steer the company’s short break, activity-led resorts, which already form part of the NPD portfolio.
Moore said “NPD have clearly been looking for some time at how their concept can be translated into a very different, exhilarating resort experience, for its target audience. Gavin Woodhouse, Chief executive of NPD, asked me to review their projects and to see if I could assist in the final design and delivery.”
“I could see that Gavin and his team bring not only obvious enthusiasm but the drive and determination to develop and deliver a project of this scale, which is critical to making this happen“
Peter has reviewed several of the NPD projects in two attractive parts of the country and said he felt they were tailor-made for his range of experiences and looked forward to the challenge of fine-tuning the projects and turning concept into reality.
“It’s an exciting concept, with many similarities to, yet very different from Center Parcs, in its core offer. It does, however, require a similar skillset to turn it into an exciting guest experience and having done it before, I am convinced an offer of this type is absolutely right for the marketplace.”
Moore brings a wealth of experience to NPD, having played a major role in the success of such leisure icons as Alton Towers, Center Parcs and the Chill Factore indoor Ski Village, in Manchester. Peter served two terms on the board of the national tourism authority in England and in 1996 was awarded the OBE for services to the tourism industry.
“Although I am currently involved in several significant projects, I think I can help NPD deliver this very exciting project, which I feel is perfect for its time”.