A highly driven dynamic hospitality executive who displays business acumen, professionalism and integrity in all business dealings. With a broad base of experience I am equipped to deal with all challenges that present themselves in the broader hospitality industry. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills allow me to build relationships with employers, employees and business owners alike. With experience to board level and a reputation for strategic leadership I have been instrumental in many business turnarounds. With many years in the hospitality industry people management and empowerment has been the key to driving sustainable profitability in the business in which I have worked and been involved. A sought after mentor by all levels of staff and management. Have an absolute passion for successful business across all levels of hotels from 2 star to 5 star hotels.
Most recent career highlights include the turnaround of several businesses profitability (up to 200%) despite recessionary pressures, brand development of two brands to be significant in market and complete set up of a revenue system that drove the entire groups profitability (80 hotels) up by 25% (or R150 million)
In recent years my focus has been on developing relationships and driving profit for owners, multi property management, asset management, running large and complex operations (R3 billion plus) brand development and implementation, revenue management, sales and marketing of upmarket brands/hotels, change management and investment and financing models.
Multi property management
Empowerment, team building and people motivation
Strategic planning and implementation
Revenue and profit Management
Sales and Marketing
Financially and business astute
Excellent operational standards