Liz is head of research for Hospitality & Leisure at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has worked in the tourism sector for over 30 years, joining PwC in 1999. Prior to that she initiated and developed the research capability of several hospitality and leisure consultancies. She is an acknowledged expert in the sector and has authored numerous publications. At PricewaterhouseCoopers this includes launching the flagship journal Hospitality Directions Europe in January 2000 which includes an analysis of hot topics and as a part of this publishing a twice yearly forecast of hotel performance in the UK.
Sam is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in the Hospitality Industry, working within and consulting for hotel owners on pan-European portfolio transactions and hotel asset management/portfolio reviews.
Her background includes significant experience working within the hotel sector, including both large corporate and private equity hotel owners. She can therefore understand a clients perspective to hotel transactions and ensure the correct alignment of transaction services work streams to meet each clients specific needs.
David specialises in helping companies and their main creditors to find solutions when there is financial stress in the business. His teams will assess the options available to limit the loss of value for creditors and identity the best way of preserving the value of the business...
Julie Clark leads the sport and leisure practice at PwC in the UK and is a member of the Global Hospitality & Leisure practice. She has a wealth of experience in the sector advising a wide range of organisations, Governments and funders on investment opportunities in major events, capital projects and sport and leisure entities.
Ian heads PwC’s work with charity clients, coordinating its work across PwC’s different lines of service. Ian is passionate about the charity sector and spends his time ensuring that PwC supports its charity clients to the fullest extent possible.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and has been working in the charity and social purpose sector since 1998, often working with charities operating at a deficit or in financial difficulty, seeking recovery or restructuring solutions. In recent years, much of Ian’s work is now with charities looking to develop their strategy and/or manage their risks.
David Trunkfield leads the Gaming sector across PwC, and has extensive experience across all areas of gaming in most of the world’s largest gaming markets. His expertise includes corporate and business unit strategy development, particularly in an evolving regulatory environment, commercial due diligence, vendor assistance and strategic planning.
David has prepared a number of gaming thought leadership publications and featured in trade press and the national and international press. He is also a regular speaker at industry conference
Sean heads the Corporate Finance Consumer and Leisure Team within PwC. Prior to joining PwC, he worked in Corporate Finance with John Labbatt as Corporate Development Director within their European division.
He was awarded Corporate Financier of the Year in 2008 by the ICAEW and has advised on a large number of transactions in the Leisure sector. These include the sale of Education and Adventure Travel (EAT), the sale of James Villas, the sale of La Tasca, the PTP of Caffè Nero, the sale of Mill House Inns, the takeover and subsequent sale of Eldridge Pope and the sale of Weststar. He has also advised the debt providers to 3 different, major Health and Fitness Club operators.