Paul Thomas – Chair of Trustees

Paul has worked in retail all his career, from a Saturday job at ASDA, through to store manager there and at Sainsbury’s before moving to Harrods to head up the world famous Food Halls. In 2011 he was appointed to the role of Harrods store Director. In 2014, Paul left the corporate world to set up his own retail consultancy business, where he can use his knowledge and experience to help other retailers. Paul’s strengths are in cutting through the treacle to ensure a swift and effective result.

Paul has been a member of MAGIC since 2007

Chris Pocock – Trustee

Chris worked for London Underground for 40 years in various operational roles on stations, ticket offices and signalling control. His experiences included senior management at docklands light railway where he managed 350 staff and oversaw the introduction of an innovative signalling system. Chris provides specific advice on human resource issues and has been a member of MAGIC since 2007

Roy Lee – Trustee

Coming away from a Project Manager position with BT, Roy went on to successful projects in property management before becoming involved with Monkey Bizz. Roy’s vision to expand the play centre to cater for all ages has seen it grow to encompass amongst other things a roller skating rink and gym.

Through Bizz, Roy has been involved and supported MAGIC for a number of years alongside being a member of the round table and Rochester Rotary Club where he enjoys taking on a hands on approach to giving support to locally run charities.