De Galard worked as President of Business Operations and has been heading up the Leeu Collection project on behalf of Max Ventures, the Leeu Collection parent company, for the past 3 years.
De Galard is a highly experienced hotelier with an eye for detail who has opened no less than seven luxury resorts around the world, from Mauritius to Mexico and Morocco. Major brands he has worked with include Amanresorts, CampbellGray Hotels and the One&Only group, with all the hotels being members of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World or Relais & Châteaux portfolios.
He has more than two decades of work experience in the world of hospitality, and specialises in launching and operating innovative, world-class hotels and resorts while delivering the best luxury service.
“I am excited to continue my Leeu Collection journey and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities in this new position, as well as the opening of Leeu House on 1 December and Leeu Estates in 2016,” said an eager and energised De Galard.