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Appointments

De Vere appoints Operations Director for London properties

Hayley Chilver
De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotel and event destinations, has announced the appointment of Hayley Chilver to the newly created role of Operations Director for its London properties, which includes De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, De Vere Holborn Bars, De Vere Canary Wharf, De Vere West One and De Vere Devonport House.

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Donald Emslie appointed as chair of tourism group

The Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) has announced the appointment of Donald Emslie to the role of Chair.  
Donald will lead the work of ETAG, the umbrella organisation for the Edinburgh tourism sector, which brings together and supporting the work of key stakeholders, business associations and businesses to create and support a strong, thriving tourism community in Edinburgh. He brings a wealth of experience in business, media, sport and hospitality that will be crucial in continuing to drive progress within Edinburgh’s vibrant tourism sector. 


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CWT Expands Finance Leadership Team with two appointments: Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis 

Robyn Arnell - Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Robyn Arnell Brenden as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer and Fernanda Petto as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, to its dedicated Finance Leadership team. Both will report into Michelle Frymire, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer who joined the business in January. These new appointments will see Robyn lead the global accounting and control organization and Fernanda will lead corporate financial planning and analysis.

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Accor appoints Ana Jorge as Executive Director of Design & Technical Services, Northern Europe for Economy & Midscale brands

Ana Jorge
Accor today announces that Ana Jorge has been appointed Executive Director of Design & Technical Services, Northern Europe for Economy & Midscale Brands.  
Based in London, Ana will assume responsibility for coordinating and developing all aspects of design and technical services across the region to ensure brand guidelines are implemented in all construction, conversion and refurbishment projects for Accor’s economy and midscale brands.


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Fusion announces new General Manager for Fusion Suites Saigon

Ray Jingshu Zhang
Ray Jingshu Zhang joins the growing Vietnam-based hospitality brand
Ray Jingshu Zhang joins Fusion this month as the new general manager of Fusion Suites Saigon, a chic, wellness-inspired hotel in Vietnam’s largest city.
Zhang steps into his first general manager role after a decade working in the hospitality industry throughout the Asia-Pacific region.


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CWT appoints John Pelant as Chief Technology Officer

John Pelant
CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of John Pelant as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, with effect from 1 November 2019. Based in Minneapolis, John will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.

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Silversea strengthens UK & Ireland expedition sales focus with appointment of Danny Giles

Danny Giles
Ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea, has appointed Danny Giles as Sales Manager UK & Ireland, Silversea Expeditions. Effective as of 21 October 2019 and reporting directly to Sales Director UK & Ireland, Connie Georgiou, Giles will be instrumental in the growth of expedition with our key UK & Ireland travel partners. 

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