Ruth Hollins is an Environmental Health Practitioner of well over 25 years’ experience, twenty-three of which have been spent at Center Parcs.
After leaving Salford University with a degree in Environmental Sciences, she worked as an Environmental Health Officer at Coventry City Council, followed by experience as a safety consultant in the hotel and leisure industry before arriving at Center Parcs in 1995, initially intending only to spend a year or so with the company. However, like many others who work there, she became hooked and has yet to hatch an escape plan.
During her time with Center Parcs, the business has grown from three UK villages in ’95, to the current five, with Longford in Ireland under construction, opening Summer 2019. From a safety perspective, she has overseen many developments and new guest experiences along the way, from raft rides to reindeer, cable ski to cocktail making.
Ruth is a Chartered Member of both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. She is a Steering Group member of the Leisure Expert Panel, formed to bring together stakeholders and influencers who hold interest in the way in which the leisure industry manages health, safety, security and risk.