The senior management team at Heartlands is now in place following the appointment of a commercial manager and finance and resources manager.
Sean O’Neill and Tracey Frankish will join chief executive Vicky Martin and marketing manager Kate Turnbull to form the team that will take the £35 million Cornwall Council-led project forward through completion and opening early next year.
O’Neill will be joining the Heartlands team in Pool as finance and resources manager, following a diverse career working in accounting and finance across the country, most recently at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.
He said: “Working just over the road at Carn Brea I have watched with much interest as the Heartlands development has taken shape. The site will have huge benefits for the local communities of Camborne, Pool and Redruth, both as a catalyst for continuing regeneration and investment, and as a destination for local people and visitors alike.”
In her role as commercial manager, Frankish will bring to Heartlands extensive experience of the hospitality industry, from her previous work travelling the world with Formula 1 and World Rally providing hospitality for Goodyear, Stewart Grand Prix, Williams and Ford; and her more recent experience of managing hospitality and catering operations for the National Trust.
She added: “Heartlands will be extremely important for the local community and we have a mammoth task which will be both challenging and rewarding. It’s wonderful to be part of such an inspirational team and we are all committed to this magical place.”
The Heartlands development, which is being funded through a £22.3 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund and funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, will create new jobs, training and volunteer opportunities. The diverse range of positions available will be advertised by the Trust throughout the autumn ahead of the opening of the site to the world in the spring of 2012.