The founders of Pure Gym have a wealth of knowledge and involvement in the Leisure Industry amounting to over 100 years of experience.

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts

Executive Chairman

Peter has been working in the leisure industry since 1980. Along the way, he’s made his mark in all sorts of markets. Resorts, health clubs, hotels, pubs - the list goes on. After sitting on the board of many public financial institutions that focused on leisure businesses, Peter decided to go his own way and founded PureGym in 2009.

Humphrey Cobbold

Humphrey Cobbold

CEO

Humphrey has extensive experience in a number of business areas.  Management Consultancy at Mckinsey & Company, private equity at Candover, Director of Strategic Development at Trinity Mirror and CEO of Wiggle, he’s got many feathers in his cap. At Wiggle, he launched the international business across Europe and further afield in countries including Japan, Australia, USA, and China.

Adam Bellamy

Adam Bellamy

CFO

Adam has huge amounts of retail, hospitality and entertainment experience under his belt. He was Finance Director of Atmosphere Bars & Clubs Ltd and also Finance Director at restaurant group, D&D London Ltd. He has also held senior finance positions at both Whitbread and House of Fraser.

Jacques de Bruin

Jacques de Bruin

COO

When it comes to industry experience, Jacques has more than most. Before joining Pure Gym in 2011, he was heading up over 71 clubs as UK Operations Manager for Virgin Active. He started out with Virgin Active in South Africa before working in the UK for six years.