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PY's career to date has included Captain of the French Olympic Ice Hockey team, Vice President of Park Operations at Disneyland Paris (Europe's biggest visitor attraction), Chief Executive of the Dome and today, he runs the biggest Leisure Property group in the UK.....and he's a scratch golfer too!

PY was Chief Executive of the Dome from February 2000. He delivered the UK's most successful ever paying visitor attraction and a master-class in media management.

In September 2001, PY was appointed Chief Executive of Xscape, the ultimate entertainment destination. The inaugural site in Milton Keynes has the largest real snow indoor ski-slope in Europe with over 40 shops, bars and restaurants. PY has overhauled the operation and refined the concept to deliver an innovative and unique mixture of retail, leisure and entertainment. As a result, 2002 saw visitor numbers increase by over 25% and the site became profitable for the first time. In 2003 Xscape Castleford was opened and Xscape Glasgow opened in 2005. PY also recently purchased 19 shopping centres/parks from MWB to create the X-Leisure Group, making it the UK's largest retail/leisure property brand. It was one of the major stock market property deals in 2003.

PY has an MBA from one of France's leading business schools, teaches on the MBA programme of the London Business School. In November 2003, PY embarked on a new career in business/economic broadcasting with a project on Five Live: PY's Eurovision, which received huge media acclaim.

Regarded as one of the UK's leading corporate speakers, PY's speeches can be structured to involve relevant commercial issues to your business (brand management, leisure facility management, corporate rescue, corporate finance, media relations, employee motivation, politics & business) in the context of PY's commercial experience.

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