Meet The Management Team
Roger Maslin started his career with the intention of being a pathologist but ended up as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Ernst & Whinney in 1985! However, his interest in chemistry and in particular alcohol persisted. First, he joined Courage and then Guinness Brewing before moving to the whiskey giant United Distillers in 1991.
During his 10 years in booze, Roger acted as Finance Controller for over a hundred markets across the globe, and as the Finance Director of United Distillers in Mexico and Managing Director of European Duty Free in Hamburg. After the announcement of the merger between Guinness and Grand Metropolitan in 1997, Roger became an Integration and Finance Director of the Duty Free Division, responsible for the integration of Diageo's Duty Free Spirits across the globe.
Roger joined Wembley Stadium as Finance Director in February 1999 and spent the first month handling the acquisition of the stadium from Wembley plc. He was instrumental in developing the business plan and the funding structure, which was underqritten by the German bank, West LB, in September 2002 and refinanced in September 2008. Roger was responsible for a number of operational areas during the redevelopment phase and was appointed Acting MD in August 2008.
Roger was confirmed as MD on 31 July 2009.
David joined the new Wembley Stadium team in September 2007 as Events Director and joined the Board as an executive member in 2008. He subsequently became Group Events Director with increased FA responsibilities and moved into the newly created role of Business Development Director in April 2012.
A former international athlete who represented Scotland in Track and Cross Country, David has extensive live event and estate management experience, having joined the stadium team from Wembley London Limited, the owners of the adjacent Arena and former conferencing and exhibiting facilities. In total, David has more than 25 years operational experience on the Wembley Estate, covering the planning and management of over 3500 live events, including 10 years as part of the London Marathon management team. He was part of the early project design team for the New Wembley Stadium and was actively involved throughout the demolition and construction phase as the key interface contact with the surrounding estate land.
On joining the Stadium team, David led a team of 30 responsible for all aspects of the events staged within Wembley Stadium and the management of other FA events around the country. In this role, he helped to develop the annual calendar of Stadium events and the Group Ticketing function as well as the professional and efficient performance of the event management teams, both in the Stadium and for other FA events around the country. He was instrumental in securing the record breaking run of Take That concerts in 2011, and a key part of the team that secured the Champions League Finals in 2011 and 2013 and the 8 days of Olympic Football during in 2012.
In his new role as Business Development Director, he is responsible for negotiating with existing event owners to secure the events in the annual Calendar, researching opportunities for new events and developing other business opportunities, including the newly formed Wembley Stadium Consultancy.
This new strand of the Business, harnesses the unique knowledge and experience of the Wembley team to provide Clients from around the Globe a detailed insight into the design, development, operation and commercialisation of the World's most famous Stadium.
Prior to joining Wembley, Greg was engaged in the UK as the Global Facilities Manager for Skype and Group Facilities Manager for Northgate Information Solutions managing the FM and Property Management needs of multiple sites throughout the world. Greg is responsible for all aspects of the stadium's FM, Grounds Management, Tour and Merchandise, Non Event Day Security and Counter Terrorism, along with overall responsibility for other FA facilities.
Originally from Australia, Greg is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and spent 12 years employed by the largest sports and entertainment precinct in the southern hemisphere, Melbourne and Olympic Parks, which comprises two operable roof arenas and a multi use stadium. During this time, Greg was heavily involved with all aspects of the operational and venue management for in excess of 3500 events including the Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis tournament, Commonwealth Games, National Rugby, Basketball, Cycling and Football, World Championship Gymnastics, Cycling and Swimming and countless international music events.
Having graduated in Building & Construction Management, Heath specialised in commercial development projects in the UK and internationally, particularly within the golf and leisure industries.His early career was with the leisure consultancy Mercator International in a variety of sales, marketing and strategic planning positions. Heath has been in the sports and leisure industry for the past fifteen years, with his focus in the sales, marketing and operations of leading Golf properties including Wentworth, Stoke Park and London Golf Club.
Despite his tenure of 15 years in the golf industry, his handicap remains uncompetitive, however he brings to Club Wembley a wealth of experience in event management and club operations ideally suited to seeing this important element of our business achieve its full potential.
Giles is a Chartered Accountant with strong commercial finance attributes, and previous Management Consultant experience with BDO Stoy Hayward. He has been an integral part of the Wembley success story since 1997 and has a proven track record of defining and implementing strategic direction, innovation and business development.
Giles has secured many important roles at Wembley: from delivering various cross function projects; building and developing the Business Plan and financial modelling for financing and construction; heading up Wembley Finance for the first years of trading; to currently heading up the Business Improvement section of Wembley Stadium as part of the Senior Management Team.
Business Improvement covers a number of strategic and commercial elements including the continuing development of Club Wembley, group ticketing, CRM and introducing new income streams together with external partners.
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