The UK division of Interstate Europe, part of leading global hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has announced a quartet of senior appointments to its UK management team.
Barry Dawson joins the company as Vice President Hotels Finance; Quentin Neville as Vice President Procurement; Clare Snowdon as IT Director and Caroline Michel as Marketing Director.
Dawson joins Interstate from Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, where he has worked throughout his career in a variety of roles stretching back to the late 1990s where he started as a Hotel Financial Controller, before being promoted through the ranks to Hotels Finance Director, the position he has held for the last five years.
Neville is an experienced independent purchasing consultant/interim who has worked across a range of sectors with a proven track record for delivering profitability via cost control, revenue streams, quality and service, from an effective mix of strategic and tactical activity.
Snowdon is a business led, professional IT Consultant with over 25 years’ experience, the last decade of which has seen her lead her own consultancy. Operating within the hospitality industry internationally in both a business and technical capacity, Snowdon has extensive experience of delivering a range of services to hotel sector clients.
Michel joins Interstate from Halfords, where she was Head of Advertising and Digital Media with accountability for advertising, PR and email marketing. Her previous roles have included strategic planning, advertising and campaign management for National Express and FMCG brand management.
Robert Crook, Interstate’s Managing Director for the UK , said: “I’m delighted to welcome Barry, Clare and Caroline to the Interstate management team. This trio of appointments demonstrate that Interstate is enhancing its the central team in advance of exciting times ahead for the company in the UK as we seek to add to our evolving portfolio.
“Barry is an acknowledged visionary with a proven track record in financial management; Quentin is a dynamic and professional Procurement and Supply Chain leader with extensive experience across many sectors; Clare has extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering corporate IT strategies across all disciplines within time and budget and Caroline is a commercial marketer with strong experience in strategic marketing management who is deploying the skills she has developed in the retail and FMCG sectors to bring a fresh perspective to the hospitality sector.”
“All four strengthen our team, and their individual talents bring expertise in their specialist fields that will directly benefit Interstate clients.”