Michael Paul Director
Michael is a professional surveyor who qualified back in 1973. The previous 40 years of his career have been spent managing a diverse profile of properties and businesses. Michael has been a Director of Colliers International and chaired two large caravan businesses. He has taken responsibility for managing holiday parks large and small all over the UK since 1996 and in his role as CEO of Jackdaw takes ultimate responsibility for 3 parks at present. Michael’s main aim now is to pass on his experience and help his co-directors build a portfolio of managed parks and grow shareholder value.
Ben Cook Sales Director
Ben is Jackdaw Leisure’s Sales Director who brings over 15 years of leisure specific experience to the business. He specialises in the implementation and delivery of robust sales and marketing plans for target markets, also bringing a strong track record in transforming underperforming sales teams to optimise revenue. Ben has delivered over and above expectation for all of Jackdaw’s clients to date and is currently overseeing brand new developments on two managed properties which will deliver over £2,000,000 in profit for the respective clients. Ben is hugely passionate about sales and aims to continue providing a high level of performance across all of our managed businesses that will in turn help deliver more clients to our portfolio.
Mike Oberholster Non-executive Finance Director
Mike is Jackdaw’s highly accomplished senior finance expert with a strong financial background and a breadth of experience working across a wide range of industries. With 13 years’ experience working in finance, Mike is knowledgeable in strategic and tactical planning, forecasting, budget preparation and expense control. Mike has an excellent record of achievement and has successfully restructured the finance function to improve cost efficiency both at Jackdaw and in his previous professional posts. Mike’s aim is to help Jackdaw provide robust financial control for its current client portfolio and any future clients, thus growing client’s and Jackdaw’s business.