Meet the Team

Paul Dunlop

OPERations manager

Paul started at Drumsheugh Baths in December 2017 as a Duty Manager, after spending 6 years at LivingWell Health Club as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and assistant manager. Paul took over the role as Operations Manager in May 2018.

Jorge Palermo


Jorge started his career in the leisure industry in 2005 where he worked as a leisure attendant at a private holiday park. In the same year he joined Drumsheugh Baths Club as a casual member of staff before being given the opportunity to take on the role on a permanent basis.

Over time Jorge stepped in as relief Duty Manager to allow him to gain valuable knowledge of how the Club is run. In 2007, Jorge was appointed full-time Duty Manager, one of three, where his main role is to support the manager in the daily running of the Club.

Shannon Quinn

duty manager

Shannon has worked within the leisure industry for 7 years and was appointed one of three Duty Managers in June 2018 and has previous experience of working as a Fitness Instructor within a private members Golf and Country Club and as a Supervisor of a private sport facility.

Shannon graduated in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise and holds several fitness class qualifications giving her a wide breadth of knowledge of this industry. She is responsible for the everyday running of the club while on shift and is willing to assist with any enquires that you may have.

Gordon Bennett-Palmer


Gordon comes to Drumsheugh with a wealth of experience in the leisure industry having worked in the public, private and corporate sectors of the health & wellbeing industry with the last 18 plus years being at supervisor or managerial level. Away from work he is a keen cyclist, with the majority of his spare time spent with his two young girls.

John Harrison

leisure attendant

John started at Drumsheugh Baths Club in 2016. He has previously worked in gyms, health clubs and as a swimming teacher at a private tuition company in Edinburgh.

John is one of 3 full time Leisure Attendants and is also fully qualified as a relief Duty Manager.

His other responsibilities in the Club are looking after our private pool hire and the gym. If you are looking to book up a slot for private hire or are just in need of some information regarding classes or personal gym sessions then please contact him via email:

Hin Ho Li

leisure attendant

Hin Ho graduated in Philosophy from Edinburgh University in 2007 and worked as a personal trainer soon after. He found himself in Gloucestershire University in 2017 and was awarded with a postgraduate certificate in Sports Health Studies, before setting his feet into the Drumsheugh Baths the following year. He enjoys reading and cycling in his spare time. Apart from a personal trainer, Hin Ho is also certified a soft tissue therapist and he offers these services in the Baths.

Joe Penman

Leisure Attendant

Joe joined the Drumsheugh team in October 2018 after gaining his pool lifeguard qualification shortly after leaving school. A former swimmer at national level he will be on hand to offer any swimming advice to members.