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PY Gerbeau


Turnaround Speaker & Entrepreneur

Py Gerbeau is a French businessman who has completed nine successful business turnarounds and is a keynote speaker on business turnaround, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Currently based in the UK, he is best known for his role as CEO of the New Millennium Experience Company, responsible for the Millennium Dome in London. With low visitor numbers, bad publicity and huge financial problems PY faced a massive challenge. He turned that around resulting in visitor numbers of over 6 million, successfully reviving the company’s fortunes.

In addition as his role as Vice-President of Park Operations for and Attractions, PY was credited with turning around Euro Disney after its difficult start during the 1990s.

Since then he has created a £600m property portfolio as CEO of X-Leisure, before overseeing its sale to Land Securities.

He has been voted Personality of the Year by his peers in the leisure industry, he has an MBA, and is a popular television pundit giving his views about the business climate and how companies can best achieve success.

PY serves as the Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Rescue at London Business School and Imperial College.

Before embarking on his highly successful business career, PY was the Captain of the French Ice Hockey Team.


Py Gerbeau regularly speaks on a number of subjects including –

• Agility
• Corporate Turnaround
• Change Management
• Transformational Leadership
• Customer Service
• Business Competitiveness
• Entrepreneurialism
• Risk Management




We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.