Alan Robinson

Alan Robinson


BA (Hons) Industrial Economics

Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Member of Institute of Directors

Alan Robinson is a chartered accountant by profession. He has extensive experience of operating leisure and entertainment venues in the UK and across Europe.

Before joining IPW Alan was Senior Vice President and CFO of SMG Europe, which operates a number of the leading arenas and cultural venues throughout Europe.

He was also Finance Director of First Leisure Resorts Division, which includes Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens Convention Centre in its portfolio.

Alan has overseen the planning, development and opening of a range of major facilities, including arenas, stadia and convention centres in the UK and Europe. He was also the lead project management for the Commonwealth Games Sports City site.

Alan has provided business planning and commercial advice on a range of IPW projects across the leisure sector including: Hoylake Golf Resort, Cambridge Ice Arena, Yas South Sports Centre and Cool Venues.

“Failure is the price of success”

Pop Quiz

How long have you been with IPW…?

I joined in 2014

Where have you worked previously?

SMG Europe and First Leisure PLC

What do you bring to the team?

A wealth of knowledge and experience in the arena, stadium and venue management sector

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

RAF fighter pilot

Live anywhere, take everything, where would you go?

Vilamoura, Portugal

What are you most passionate about in life?

Alongside motor sport and football, it’s my wife and children.


Motor racing and football (MU)

Desert Island disc?

The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Go-to dish?

Sirloin steak

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Tristan Pople
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Stewart Nicholson
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Elliott Russell
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Bryan Beattie
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Alan Robinson
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Stuart Shanks
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Jim Kay
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Neill Woodger
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Mubeen Ahmed
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Jack Powis
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Billy Mills
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Tracy Russell
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