The Belgravia Group Executive Team leads a talented and dedicated team of people across its businesses.
Further information on the Executive Team is below.
Chairman and CEO Belgravia Group
Geoff’s career started in 1965 with the Ford Motor Company. In 1973 he joined Henry Jones IXL and in 1978 was promoted to the Board. He was a Director of several companies associated with the Elders Group until 1992 including Elders IXL and Foster’s Brewing. In 1985 Geoff started a new public company known as Elders Resources Limited and was appointed Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman.
In 1990 Geoff retired from Elders Resources going into business for himself creating the Belgravia Group, a privately owned investment group. Belgravia employs some 10,000 people today. He is also Chairman or Director of several public listed companies including Ex-Chairman and Founder of UXC Limited – Australia’s largest IT Services Company.
His Sporting passion is demonstrated through his companies and his continued involvement with Sport, including: Director/Chairman of Hawthorn Football Club from 1986 to 1994 (Life Member) (4 premierships; Founder & Chairman of Melbourne Victory 2004 – 2010 (Life Member) (2 Premierships)
Owner of Belgravia Group, Including Belgravia Leisure (200 + centres); Genesis Fitness Gyms (70 + gyms), Novofit, Australian Sports Camps, Community Sports Camps, Belgravia Kids, Bizwear Corporate Clothing, Profile Corporate Clothing (NZ)
MBA (Distinction) (Melbourne), BEc (Hons) (Monash), FIDA, ASIA
CEO Belgravia Clothing Group
Joined Belgravia Group as Commercial Director. Director of Belgravia Group. Ron’s current executive role is CEO of Belgravia Clothing Group.
Chairman Belgravia Foundation
Alex has over a decade’s experience in the service industry, with management roles for Hilton Hotels in Japan. Alex joined Belgravia Health and Leisure Group in 2007, consolidating his skills in a management traineeship across multiple business units (including Belgravia Leisure and Genesis
Health Clubs) which now provides a solid foundation to his current executive position. Alex is proud of Belgravia Health and Leisure Group’s heritage as an Australian family owned business and equally of his part in the Group’s founding family. To date, Alex has streamlined Belgravia Leisure’s head office support for our centres, strengthening our quality, risk and environmental systems, procurement and retail processes, human resources and IT services.
Group Financial Controller Belgravia Group
Brett joined the Group in 2001 and is responsible for coordinating the finances of the Group and ensuring Company Secretarial matters are adequately disclosed.
CEO Belgravia Leisure
Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the aquatic and recreation industries. During his time at Belgravia Leisure, Nick has focused on increasing access to our services, engaging the community and delivering innovative programming, all within a strong financial framework. Prior to this role, Nick was Chief Operating Officer of YMCA Australia and General Manager with Maroondah City Council, one of Melbourne’s most vibrant growth areas. Nick is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Director of Physical Activity Australia and Chair of the AUSTSWIM licensing committee.
CEO Belgravia Finance
David joined Belgravia in 2005 with 20 years banking experience with St. George and National Australia Bank specializing in equipment finance. His experience allows him to leverage his strong relationships with larger lenders whilst providing more personalized service to clients. Established in 2000, Belgravia Finance is a boutique financier and broking firm, offering a comprehensive range of financial solutions.
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CEO Belgravia Health and Fitness
Ian has over 25 years experience in Retail both locally and internationally in Singapore, USA, and Germany. Ian worked for Mobil Oil Australia (ExxonMobil) for over 20 Year, cumulating in running the Australian Retail operations (Mobil Quix) reporting to the board.
CEO Commercial Belgravia Health & Leisure Group
A results-driven, experienced Senior Executive/Chartered Accountant with a broad range of corporate experience over 30 years, including key CFO/management roles with large US multi-nationals, ASX-listed and unlisted services companies, privately owned organisations and NFP’s/charities, leading and managing both large and small finance, procurement and IT teams.
General Manager Profile
Leigh has a breadth of knowledge and working experience, with over 25 years in the apparel sector and leading New Zealand retailers. Her experience includes uniforms and workwear, supply chain, project management, and both retail store and commercial operations.
In the uniform arena, Leigh has extensive knowledge in the various sectors ranging from premium and corporate wear, field wear, emergency services and workwear. This is evidenced in the diverse customer base of Profile.
Profile has led the field and continues to be a force providing innovative solutions, design and brand guardianship. As the General Manager of Profile, Leigh champions this culture and ensures the customer is at the heart of all decisions.
Leigh has a strong passion for people and cultivating a team that is supportive, is constantly growing and looks “outside the square”.
CEO Belgravia Kids Swim
Mark has worked in the aquatics and recreation industry for the past 17 years across a number of different roles in aquatic facility management and consulting. Through these roles Mark has had involvement with the design and management of facilities throughout Australia and is passionate about good design, best practice, customer experience and staff development. Mark’s most recent position was with Glen Eira City Council as the General Manager Recreation and Leisure and he is also currently the Chairman of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA).
CEO Belgravia Kids Gymnastics
Mark has over 25 years’ experience working in the sports industry, including Chief Executive Officer of Gymnastics Australia, Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Victoria and was the first Chief Executive Officer of Bowls Australia Inc, the merged body of the former men’s and women’s national bodies from its formation in 2002. Mark completed a sports science degree at Wollongong University in 1993 and in 2014/15 completed the Melbourne Business School AIS Performance Leaders Program. He was the Oceania Representative on the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) in 2017 and has held numerous voluntary positions including working with the headquarters staff for the 2006 and 2002 Australian Commonwealth Games Team in Melbourne and Manchester and the 2004 and 2000 Australian Youth Commonwealth Games teams.
General Manager Bizwear
Mike provides leadership and fosters innovation to set the strategic direction of Bizwear and achieve identified business goals.
Mike’s career includes various management positions with Linfox, Australian Defence Apparel and Gazal before joining Bizwear in 2006.
Mike is a board member of the Industry Advisory Group at RMIT School of Fashion which provides Bizwear with strong links to research and industry, whilst also providing opportunities to identify companies that are able to supply goods and services commensurate with our benchmark for quality, safety, sustainability, reliability and delivery standards.
CEO Australia Sports Camps
As a working parent, finding active and worthwhile things for your children to do in the school holidays is often a struggle so thank goodness for Australian Sports Camps. But ultimately, helping and inspiring children to love sport is what motivates Scott Taylor, the Managing Director of Australian Sports Camps.
Being part of a successful national sports coaching organisation that has operated for over 35 years, Scott has helped expand the business with the acquisition of Community Sports Camps and has been instrumental in growing the number of sports camps offered by ASC from 200 to over 350 per annum in under 3 years. Also, the range of sports offered has been expanded through a new partner program initiative introducing sports like sailing, horse riding, golf and rock climbing to the ASC training camp offering.
Before joining Australian Sports Camps, Scott gained invaluable business experience with a diverse range of national and multi-national companies including AMCOR, Canon and Ricoh, holding several key management roles across operations, marketing & sales. In his personal sporting life, Scott has learnt to master a wide variety of sports and skills and continues to train in martial arts holding two black belts and previous national competition placings.
Scott has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing, both from Monash University in Melbourne.
Tim has over fifteen years’ experience in the fitness industry. He played a strategic role in negotiating and managing the merger of The Fitness Generation and Summit Fitness successfully transferring all existing brands and suppliers to the new entity, Novofit while also acquiring new brands and growing the business. With The Fitness Generation Tim had several senior management roles including Chief Financial Officer before being appointed Chief Executive Officer. Tim has previously undertaken senior management roles at Ernst & Young both in Melbourne and in London, England working with and advising a large client base in a wide range of industries. He also held an executive management position with a venture capital funded IT company.
General Manager Operations Belgravia Sports Apparel
After initially working as an accountant, Joe joined his family business JS Sports in 2004. He gained experience across all facets of the business before taking on the role of General Manager in 2009.
Working closely with his father, JS Sports grew from a small family business into a national distributor of School and Sportswear. This included AFL Licencing contracts in South Australian Community Football, Western Australian Community Football, AFL NSW/ACT, Northern Territory with preferred panel status with the SA Department of Education. The brand was transformed into a
house hold grass roots name employing over 60 staff before the business was acquired by the Belgravia Group in November 2019.
Joe successfully converted his families South Australian factory into a technology based manufacturing facility, along with expanding the supply chain into China and other parts of South East Asia. Joe studied Commerce at the University of South Australia.
He also played semi-professional soccer in the South Australian Premier and Amateur Leagues.