The CHEK Institute Team

Gavin Jennings (CHEK Practitioner Level 4)

Chief Executive Officer

Gavin has a very varied career spanning over 30 years of owning his own businesses in various industries.

Before taking the reins of the global company as CEO in 2017, Gavin had spent 15 years running a string of his own very successful CHEK Clinics, employing CHEK Practitioners, Medical Doctors, Physiotherapist, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Remedial Therapists, Psychotherapists, Functional Medicine Doctors and Traditional Medicine Practitioners.

This very expansive experience has allowed Gavin to see behind the curtain in many healthcare professions, and this experience inspired Gavin’s many creations within the CHEK Institute.

In 2014 Gavin founded the CHEK Academy, initially to help students in the UK study with the CHEK Institute’s advanced education programs whilst still working full time and to master the art of being a CHEK Practitioner, rather than passing exams.

For students who may not previously have had been successful in traditional academic studies, Gavin says “I left school at 16, without any formal qualifications that were appealing to employers, so after a succesful apprenticeship in the building industry, I started my own companies – first in the building industry then in retail and wholesale, and then finally when I turned 30 in the health care industry.”

Because of the issue that many health care professionals face, a lack of business skills, Gavin built and delivered extensive business training and mentorship for all students, based on his own experience and what he had proved had worked within real clinics.

In 2017, Gavin took CHEK Academy global with online learning, and has updated all online content for the Academy during 2020. The Academy student intake has doubled in size every year since 2018.

Since then, Gavin and the CHEK Institute Team have successfully launched the CHEKIVA free platform, built the first CHEK Media Film Studios in the UK, and opened the CHEK approved E-commerce store in 2020.

Gavin is passionate about the vision and values of the CHEK Institute and all of it’s practitioners and is a shining example of a successful health entrepreneur.

Penthea Crozier (MA, MSc, MBA)

President & Co-founder CHEK Institute

Penthea combines an academic background in biological anthropology, exercise and sports science, and business administration together with eighteen years of experience in the fitness profession as an instructor, personal trainer, gym manager, and international presenter. She loves dance, outdoor activities and multisports.

Gabi Cani

Chief Financial Officer

Gabi has extensive commercial and business partnering and operational finance and accounting experience within a large organisation. She has worked in a procurement and financial transactional services outsourcing environment across a portfolio of 6 blue chip customers (including the aerospace, banking, retail and manufacturing sectors).

Gabi is experienced in working in fast paced entrepreneurial environments both large and small. She is a confident decision-maker, effective team player, and able to influence key stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.

Matthew Wallden (MS Osteopathic Medicine, CHEK Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3)

Global Head of Education Development

Matt’s overarching passion is to help people realise their potential. Matt’s unique angle is to utilise a wide variety of modern clinical skills combined with evolutionary principles to achieve optimal health & performance. He has a broad yet refined skill-set; employing cutting edge technologies integrated with ancient healing traditions to offer a complete system of health. Matt is qualified as a healthcare practitioner, a sports injuries & performance specialist, a teacher, presenter and an author. He lives in Surrey, UK with his wife, 2 children and small menagerie of pets.

James Phelps

Director of Marketing & Social Media

Recovering philosopher, aspiring evolutionary biologist and running addict, James draws on a diverse background to head the Marketing Department at the CHEK Institute. Beyond helping the Institute to transform the world’s approach to health and wellness, James plans to complete the Western States 100, finally complete that novel collecting cobwebs on his hard drive, and spend time exploring all of the continents on the planet.