Senior Management

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

Mike Glanville
Managing Director
Mike has nearly 20 years’ experience in the marina industry and has worked for three of the UK’s largest Marina Operators. Mike's role is to continue to ensure MDL provides a high-quality customer experience, while developing the company’s products and services for the longer term. Mike’s previous roles involved managing several of MDL’s key marinas and latterly as Operations Director giving him a unique insight into MDL’s future opportunities and customer needs. 


Richard Broadribb
Property Director
Richard is a Chartered Surveyor with over 27 years’ experience gained in the leisure sector working with Grand Metropolitan plc, Forte Hotels, Travelodge and latterly Ei Group plc, where he held the position of Commercial Property Director. His previous roles have included leading and developing significant acquisition, disposal and development programmes which encompassed leisure, retail and residential properties. He joined the MDL board as Property Director in 2017 and leads the Group’s Estates Division; responsible for extracting best value from its assets and defining the Group’s property strategy.

Marina Specialists

MDL's Senior Management Team is supported by experienced and professionally qualified specialists in all facets of marina development and operation. The team includes:

Alex Beere BEng (Hons) CEng MICE
Head of Consultancy & Technical Services
A Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience, Alex now heads up MDL’s consultancy and projects division. In the 10 years that Alex has been with MDL, he has completed countless marina design and construction projects. Alex’s professional approach and technical training, combined with his attention to detail, always results in high quality, innovative designs. He is also appreciated for his attention to customer service. Alex has also been a keen sailor for over 20 years and is able to bring to bear his perspective as a marina customer to his projects.

International Representatives

Here you can read more about our International Representatives from Italy, Spain and France:

Paolo Bianchi MRICS
President, MDL Italia
An active member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Paolo specialises in building control, planning and development, quantity surveying and construction. He also studied Architecture at Rome University and qualified as an Urban Planner in the US. Paolo was previously employed by an Italian development and construction company and has been involved in various schemes and projects throughout Italy and the Italian islands as a Project Manager before taking up his role with MDL.

Nicolás González
Head of Development, MDL Spain
Nicolás is the General Manager of Sant Carles Marina and brings to us a wealth of experience gained from the hotel and leisure industry, having held a number of senior management positions in corporate hotel chains and luxury boutique resorts. Nicolás has been involved in the setup and operation of quality leisure facilities both in the Balearic Islands and South America before relocating back to the Spanish mainland and joining MDL.
Francois Ricaud
President, MDL France

Francois, MDL’s consultant in France, previously spent most of his professional career with Total Group working worldwide. This was followed as an M&A consultant and advisor to P.A Perissol, former French Minister for Housing. Francois joined the MDL team from his previous position as Managing Director of Manche Expansion, the regional development agency for the Manche area. He lives in La Ciotat near Marseille.