Charles founded VTP Global, together with his late father Brian Pettifer, and is the majority shareholder in the business. Charles comes from a real estate background with over 20 years' experience in successfully delivering major projects.Previously he worked for Chelsfield plc and was key to the development of a number of significant projects including Paddington Basin, London. Prior to Chelsfield he worked for GVA advising major corporations on commercial investment and occupational strategies. Charles has taken executive responsibility for the VTP since the outset and continues to lead the team in driving forward the ambitious international rollout of this unique entertainment destination.
Felix is an exclusive local partner for VTP Global throughout Greater China and represents VTP Global in discussions and negotiations with potential investors and local government agencies. Felix is responsible for the development in Asia Pacific and is in charge of the local China team while overseeing the rollout of the VTP to a number of major Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. Felix has, among other skills, a rich working experience in marketing, management, consultancy and architectural design.
Richard is recognised as being one of the world's leading authorities on ride operations and safety. Previously Operations Director for Drayton Manor Theme Park in the UK he has held prominent positions including Chairman of BALPPA (British Association of Leisure Parks Piers and Attractions), founder member of ADIPS (Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme) and has represented IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks) throughout Europe. Richard has been responsible for a number of innovations in amusement rides (e.g. first stand up freefall tower in the world) and will oversee the management of the VTP operating and safety teams.