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Tim has over 30 years of hospitality experience predominately within the private equity and investment sectors. He is currently Chief Executive of Four Corners Hospitality Group, offering owners and investors global leading hotel ownership support. Before this he was CEO of Aprirose Real Estate Investment looking after their hotel portfolio.
Tim also served as Chief Operating Officer of London & Regional Properties, being responsible for their global hotel portfolio. Under his leadership, Tim transformed it into being one of the most prestigious and diverse hotel portfolios in the world delivering outstanding results. Prior to this, Tim was VP Asset Management of Westmont Hospitality Group, being one of the largest privately owned hotel portfolios in the world and had full responsibility for their European hotels. Tim was also managing portfolios of hotels within the UK starting his career as General Manager with international branded hotels
Marcus Lee is a qualified accountant (FCCA) with over 20 years’ experience as a Finance Director in the media, property and tech sectors.
Marcus has worked in senior level roles across businesses such as Kudos Film & Television, Warner Music, DreamWorks Animation and recently at Disney (Baby TV) where he was involved in the integration of the acquired Fox Networks into Disney.
Marcus previously held CFO positions at London & Regional Properties (European & Worldwide Hotels) as well as Barrington Homes Property & Construction (Poole, Dorset)
Kym has been in the hotel business for over 25 years, and is one of the most accomplished and recognised, Sales, Revenue Management, Distribution & Marketing specialists in the European hotel sector.
Joining her previous company Aprirose from Michels & Taylor Ltd, where she was a founding partner & board member for 11 years, Kym’s experience in the hotel industry spans a wide variety of senior positions across the UK, European and global markets.
Her impressive track record within several major hotel companies and many independent organisations includes IHG’s UK & European Revenue Director, Marriott’s UK Revenue Director, Hilton’s UK Revenue Director, Le Méridien’s Middle East, Africa & Asia Revenue & Distribution Director and Whitbread’s (Premier Inn) head of Revenue & Distribution.
VP Capital Raising
Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PWC, Mark has spent his career in senior Finance positions across the leisure, hospitality and real estate and sectors, for the last 20 years in hotel groups, comprising private and publicly owned hotel groups, from international brands to start-ups.
He was most recently Chief Financial Officer for an international owner/operator of 56 hotels responsible for Operational and Corporate Finance and risk management in the UK during a significant M&A growth period, leading the UK business through the transactions and subsequent organisational restructuring.
Prior to this, Mark was Finance Director and Company Secretary for two AIM-quoted PLC’s.
Mark spent the former 15 years at IHG and Marriott, focussing on business development and capital asset management.
With a long and successful career in the FinTech and Wealth Management sector, Bertrand has an excellent appreciation of what is required to source and trade Commercial Real Estate. After 20 years leading international teams in London, Singapore and Geneva, Bertrand understands how property for many institutions are financial assets which are traded like non-listed financial assets, where trust and discretion are essential to a successful sale.
Bertrand's understanding of the requirements of large institutions and his alignment with their best practices enable him to provide a targeted response to their needs.
Jon has worked in the hospitality sector for over 25 years, predominantly in financial and operational procedures, having worked in a number of high profile financial roles and company board positions in both the UK and USA, in multi-site units and Head Office positions.
Over the past 6 years Jon has managed acquisitions and new developments with independent hotels and brands including IHG, Accor, Hilton, Best Western and Wyndham. Having constructed major investment appraisals and delivering large-scale hotel refurbishment programs to strict time scales, and on budget; ultimately achieving significant increases in asset value.
Jon’s experience led him to developing and rolling out new digital concepts to support acquisitions, disposals, bank funding, compliance, IT, revenue management and HR.
Specialising in building dynamic teams and processes, motivating staff to drive growth, increase efficiency, cost effectiveness and bottom-line profit.
VP Transaction & Acquisition Services
With over 25 years’ experience in hospitality, Ali has project managed a variety of hotel sale transactions, including one of the highest value UK transactions; the disposal of 12 hotels for in excess of £858 million. Alongside this complex transaction Ali has also managed many single asset transactions with values starting at £2.5m to over £25m.
Throughout her career Ali has also led many other projects including the selection and installation of accounting, asset monitoring, time, attendance and payroll systems. Ali has also been instrumental in the restructuring of many hotels’ finance functions, major insurance claims and many other projects throughout her career.
Robin has over 30 years of hospitality experience predominately in Financial Control and Systems. He is currently VP Finance of Four Corners Hospitality Group and previous to this, has been doing troubleshooting and pre-opening projects in the UK. Robin previously worked for London+Regional within the hotels asset management team improving financial performance and management reporting.
Robin spent 16 years in Spain where he was Financial Controller for several luxury establishments such as the Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona and Finca Cortesin in Malaga. When he returned to the UK, he spent 3 years as Group Financial Controller for a small group before setting up his own consultancy. Robin specialises in increasing efficiency in the finance function, drawing from his vast experience of software and systems coupled with a very varied experience, he ensures hotels have strong financial control while keeping the finance teams streamlined and efficient.
SVP Property and Project Management
Alan has worked within the construction industry for over 30 years and is a highly respected,commercially minded operator within his field with an enviable network of globally renowned clients and contacts.
In his current role as Managing Director of Fitzsimons, Alan has worked with some of the world’s leading hospitality brands including IHG, Hilton, Marriot, Hard Rock, Guoman and various other independent operators
In 2017 he was the project director for the delivery of the award-winning Spyscape Museum in New York.
Alan understands every facet of the hotel industry and has expert knowledge across all areas within his sector including asset management, development management, project management, cost management, building surveying, principal designer services, FF&E procurement and disaster recovery.
Auriol is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years’ strategic and operational HR experience. Her background spans multiple industries from leisure and hospitality to technology and manufacturing.
Her experience includes leading HR functions for global and UK based businesses, focussing on strengthening organisational effectiveness through enhancing people capability and productivity.
With a full generalist HR background, she has led and delivered a wide range of people initiatives, including successful integration of businesses following large scale mergers and acquisitions.
Her commercial mindset and excellent communication skills enable her to connect people priorities to business goals, reducing cost and enabling competitive advantage.
Auriol is a pragmatic and passionate individual, collaborative in style, with a proven track record of delivering results.
VP Operational Excellence
Claire Steven has worked in the Hospitality sector for over 25 years, specialising in Resort properties with additional experience in Event led and Airport hotels in key provincial locations in the UK.
Claire specialises in turnaround situations; maximising return on investment through people and product development. Whilst her background is in Food & Beverage and Event Operations; Claire has an in-depth knowledge of Event Sales Management; Golf Operations and Spa Operations. She has managed a number of extensive redevelopment and repositioning projects throughout her career.
A commercially driven leader, Claire has a track record of exceeding top line sales but also has a flair for identifying efficiency opportunities through the implementation of key processes within a business.
Graham is a highly sought after commercial leader with over a quarter of a century's worth of experience in the hospitality industry. After initially "learning his craft" in a number of different hotels, different hotel departments and different hotel clusters; Graham has held senior leadership roles in Project Management, Revenue Leadership and Commercial Leadership.
As well as working in the UK; Graham has spent 10-years overseas including roles such as Director of Revenue of all of IHG's hotels across India, the Middle East and Africa, as a Revenue Performance Director for all of IHG's hotels across Asia, Australasia, India, Middle East & Africa and as Commercial Director for all of IHG's hotels within South East Asia and Korea
Graham has a proven track record of developing and executing commercial strategy, with a passion of working through and developing team members.
Nicole is a highly motivated and driven marketer with experience in fast-paced, commercially driven organisations. A rare mix of strategic, creative and brand sensitivity attributes, with the capability to work cross-functionally and juggle a large and diverse workflow. Analytically and commercially minded, always on task to deliver against business needs and targets. A confident communicator who, with passion and energy, is able to inspire and influence colleagues and senior leaders alike.
Nicole has built her experience and enviable reputation through excelling in a number of senior marketing roles in the hotel and leisure industry. These include Jarvis Hotels, Devere Venues, Bourne Leisure, and Barcelo International, where she headed up the Marketing & E-Commerce team across their network of 21 UK Hotels. Nicole spent the last 5 years at Michels & Taylor leading and growing the Marketing Department and supporting the growing business.
Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and a genuine passion for marketing and brand management to help businesses perform to their maximum potential.