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The LDP team’s focus comes from their passion for the leisure industry. Their depth of knowledge, experience and strategic thinking cannot be matched by generalist consultants.

LDP brings together professionals with unrivalled global experience and skills to ensure the success of our clients’ projects. We view each relationship as a partnership and take a long term approach to every assignment, meeting the client’s needs throughout the process.

Michael Collins

Michael Collins has been a specialist consultant to the theme park, visitor attractions, leisure and entertainment sectors for over 21 years.

Yael Coifman

Yael brings over 24 years of entertainment, tourism and international business experience to assignments worldwide.

James Kennard

James Kennard has been a consultant to the leisure and entertainment, and real estate sectors for over 18 years.

Kathleen LaClair

Kathleen has managed leisure and entertainment projects in the Americas for more than 20 years, with a focus on the feasibility of new and growing facilities.

Natalia Bakhlina

Natalia Bakhlina is a partner at LDP.  She has 16 years of consulting experience in real estate economics.

John Collins

John Collins OBE has been a leisure industry operator for more than 50 years with top flight experience in theme parks, entertainment centres and attractions.

Duncan Almond

As an Associate of LDP with 30 years of industry experience, Duncan provides expert analysis on hospitality elements on an as needed basis.

Frea Nunn

Frea is the team & marketing coordinator. She brings over twenty years of client liaison, marketing, creative design and organisational skills to the role.

Sam Davey

Sam is an Associate at LDP. He joined LDP in 2019 after graduating from Newcastle University with a first in BA Economics and Business Management degree.

Isabel Gross

Isabel is a Research Analyst at LDP. After graduating with a first in BSc Business Economics from the University of Exeter, she joined the team in 2022.