Senior Management

Our Projects benefit from the operational experience of MDL’s senior management team which includes the following people: 

      

Lesley Robinson
Managing Director
Lesley joined MDL Marinas in 2015 as a proven business leader with a strong commercial, customer focused background across a broad range of fields. Lesley has operated at director level in the leisure, FMCG, media and technology sectors both internationally and in the UK and joined MDL from her most recent role as Director of the Money Advice Service.
 
 

Dean Smith
Commercial Director
Dean is responsible for the overall management and performance of the marinas, including human resource management, board relations, Group and subsidiary company strategies, partnership building, policy development and implementation. He has 25 years’ operations and marketing experience within the leisure industry and a keen interest in sailing and adventure sports.
 
 
Michael Glanville
Director of Operations
Michael has over 15 years’ experience working in the marina industry and has worked for three of the UK’s largest Marina Operators. His role now is to ensure that all our UK marinas operate to the highest standards. He creates operational plans and processes for various business disciplines, including financial forecasting and price setting. He’s also responsible for coaching his team of experienced managers to provide the best in leadership, operational best practice and customer experience.
 
 

Robert Grant
Interim Finance Director

Rob is a qualified accountant with over 15 years’ experience in the marine leisure industry. He is responsible for ensuring the MDL Group is run efficiently and profitably and supports all divisions of the business through advice on corporate structuring, financial modeling and fund raising.