New Role

New Role   -   Feb 3rd 2016

Moving on…I am very proud to have just accepted - and even more proud to have been offered the role of COO (Chief Operations Officer) for Europe of HFTP who own and produce the largest Hospitality Technology Show in the world called HITEC (June 20-23 in New Orleans, USA)

Yes – moving on after eleven Years with BAHA and then HOSPA (

Amongst many other areas listed in the HOSPA announcement – we rebranded and re-launched BAHA as HOSPA in September 2011. This of course was a really interesting experience (Experience being what you get while you are looking for something else) for someone who had spent most of their career in a pre-dominantly Finance and Analytical role. My thoughts on this experience will be the subject of another article or news item.

I must say that although I will not be going far – when you reflect on what you might miss most it always come down to the people and the events. We have driven HOSPACE (HOSPA’s Conference and Exhibition) to a major industry event (see through the efforts of a few dedicated HOSPA members, helpers and supporters. (you know who you are ☺)

In any Association – even though there may be a core executive working team – large or small – it is the voluntary resource that adds to it all and makes it worthwhile. I have been in Industry while volunteering my time – I used to be part of the organising committee for the BAHA Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Lunch before becoming Chief Executive in 2005 – so I recognise the effort and commitment that this takes. The over-riding drive to do this is always that of ‘putting something back in”. Sometimes life gets busy and it can become difficult – but it is always worth while ☺

I look forward to seeing everyone at Hotelympia (  in my last days at HOSPA and thereafter with HFTP.

You can see two of the announcements here – one via HOSPA and the other via HFTP
UK version:
US version:
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Do let me know if you thinking of visiting HITEC in New Orleans in June ☺