Michael Collins is a Senior Partner in LDP and is one of its founders. Michael’s passion for the entertainment industry stems from his background as the fourth generation of a visitor attraction operating family.
Michael studied Economics and took an MBA prior to embarking on his consulting career with Economics Research Associates (ERA) in the late 1990s. Michael was a Senior Associate with ERA and became an independent consultant in 2004, prior to founding LDP.
Over the years Michael has worked with almost every major visitor attraction operating group from Universal Studios, Disneyland Resort Paris and SeaWorld right through to many owner operated parks and attractions. He also has extensive cultural and educational experience from the Eiffel Tower through to St Pauls Cathedral. Michael has worked with many speciality attractions groups from Ripley’s to KidZania.
As well as feasibility work and improvement strategy work, Michael has performed due diligence for many acquisitions in the entertainment sector and operational reviews for many theme parks, wildlife attractions and speciality attractions.
Michael also has extensive experience with sports and events venues, having worked on the legacy usage for the London Olympic games for example as well as feasibility for arena and stadia around the world. Michael has worked on many mixed use and retail projects around the world.
Michael has worked across more than 30 countries including most recently leading LDP projects in the US, UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, the UAE, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, China, Macau etc.