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  General Manager - The Savoy
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Kiaran Macdonald
General Manager - The Savoy

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Alison Frith
Managing Director - Artizian
  Heads in Beds and Bums in Bars
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Keith Knowles
Managing Director - Beds and Bars
  Trod in the Meringues
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Liz McGivern
Director of Human Resources and Training - Red Carnation Hotels
  Mr Innovation
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Rupert Ellwood
Managing Director - Vinopolis
  Worked Part Time in Pubs While at School
James Tanner
Joint Founder Tanners
  Not bad for a McJob!
David Fairhurst
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer (UK & Northern Europe)
  The Cotswold Chef
Rob Rees
The Cotswold Chef
  I work for Gordon Ramsay Angela Hartnett
Chef-Patron, Albany Murano

Mini to Mercedes SL500  Tim West
Chief Executive - Lexington Catering
  From Transport cafe to Michelin Stars  Brian Turner
Celebrity Chef
  I work for Richard Branson Peter Avis
Restaurant manager - Babylon at The Roof Gardens
  The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver
Celebrity Chef
  Work Hard, Have Fun, Make Money Tony Hughes
Managing Director - Mitchell's and Butler (Retired)
  Mr and Mrs Hotel Andrew and Jacquie Pern
  Too Baby-Faced for Property Agents to Take Me Seriously Lee Cash
Founder - Peach Pub Company
  Cooked for the Queen Anton Edelmann
Principal Chef of Directors Table
  Average Student to CEO  Jeremy Goring 
Managing Director - The Goring
  Love a Round of Golf Charles Prew
Chief Executive Officer - Barcelo Hotels
  Brothers in Business Chris and Jeff Galvin
Joint Founders - Galivin at Windows
  Great Future Waiting for You Julia Hands
Chief Executive - Hand Picked Hotels
  Godfather of Wine Gerard Basset
Master Sommelier & Directorship - Hotel TerraVina Ltd
  Saturday Kitchen  Jason Atherton
Chef Patron
  My secret weapon is my staff Gordon Campbell Grey
Chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels
   All About School Dinners Prue Leith
Founder - Catering company 
  Despite My Parents' Fears I Have a Career in Catering
Cyrus Todiwala
Executive Chef & Proprietor Café Spice
  University Summer School Danny Pecorelli
Managing Director - Exclusive Hotels UK
   I'm a Game Shooter Robert Cook
Chief Executive - Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Hotels
  I love opening people’s eyes to their full potential Michael Flaxman
COO Hospitality, The Americas
Member, Executive Committee Accor SA
  Qualifications None! David Baldwin
Owner - Baldwins Omega, Banqueting House & Luncheon Restaurant
  Formula 1 - A season Is Never Complete Without Attending Several Races Alastair Storey
Chairman and Chief Executive - BaxterStorey
  Dumped Job to Start Restaurant With a Friend David Fox
Executive Director and co Founders 
  Good Service is Essential David Loewi
Managing Director - D&D Restaurants
  I Can't Wait to Get to Work in the Morning David Morgan-Hewitt
Managing Director - The Goring
  50 Years of Family Hotel Dominic Chapman
Head Chef
  Took the Job to Tide Me Over Emma Jenkins
Human Resource Director, Donnington Valley Hotel
  Clowned Around at School
Eren Ali
Managing Director - Las Iguanas
   Family Owned Company Paul Milsom
Managing Director - Milsom Hotels Ltd
   60 Years of Experience and Going Strong Elena Salvoni
Maître d’  
  Employed over 110,000 people Don Davenport
Former Chief Executive - Compass Group UK and Ireland
  Lemon Sponge to TV Chef Gary Rhodes
Celebrity Chef
   Basically English Richard Shepherd
Executive Chef - Langan's Brasseries
  I work for Dragon (Not a real Dragon - A Dragons Den) John Price
Operations Manager - Bannatyne Hotels Ltd
  Father Requested I Join Family Business Gerry Yeung
Managing Director - Yang Sing
  Sky Diver Grant McKenzie
General Manager - Malmaison Leeds
  Kicked a Ball with George Best Harry Murray
Managing Director - Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
  Been on Master Chef Helena Puolakka
Executive Chef - Skylon, Southbank Centre
  Journalist to Restaurant Owner Iqbal Wahhab
Founder - Roast restaurant
  Started as a Boy in Family Restaurant Alan Parker
Chief Executive - Whitbread PLC
  Missed the Excitement of Operations Jane Renton
General Manager - Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
  Started as a Carpenter Jason Harding
General Manager - Rocco Forte’s The Lowry Hotel
  10 years Working for London's Best Chefs
Jun Tanaka
Executive Chef - Pearl Restaurant
  All About Wine Laura Rhys 
Head Sommelier - TerraVina
   I Have a Pilots Licence Surinder Arora
Owner and Chairman - Arora Hotels 
  Big Family Meals Michael Caines
Founder - Michael Caines Restaurants
  Passionate Hotelier Michael Shepherd
General Manager - London Hilton Park Lane
  Lifetime Achiever Michel Roux
Ambassador for Waterside Inn
  Break the Rule Book Nick Romano
CEO - Von Essen Hotels
  Director of Design Olga Polizzi
Director of Design - The Rocco Forte Collection
  Rhubarb and Black Pudding Paul Heathcote
Operator - Paul Heathcote's Restaurants Ltd
  Discovered Hospitality is a Proper Job Paul Sadler
General Manager - Calcot Manor
  Mummy's Boy Paul Gayler
Executive Chef - Lanesborough Hotel
  Hospitality a last resort? You’re wrong Peter Hancock
Chief Executive - Pride of Britain
  Live on a Retired Pig Farm Peter Ward
Director - Full Circle Catering
  Visited 42 Countries Phil Hooper
Corporate Affairs Director - Sodexo
  Real Omnivore Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive - Institute of Hospitality
  The Restaurant - Raymond Blanc Raymond Blanc
Celebrity Chef
  Wallpaper Pasting Table as a Desk Robyn Jones
Co Founder & Chief Executive - Charlton House
  Worked in the Seychelles Rupert Spurgeon
General Manager - Exclusive Hotels' South Lodge hotel
  Fell into Hospitality But I Love It! Sean Wheeler
Director of People Development - Malmaison & Hotel du Vin
  5 Languages Fluently Silvano Giraldin
General Manager - Le Gavroche
  I Wanted to Be a Sports Teacher Simon King
General Manager - D&D Skylon 
  Iron Man Sir Rocco Forte
CEO - The Rocco Forte Collection 
  Chef from the North Travels the World and gets Herself into an Embarrassing Situation! Stephanie Moon
Executive Chef - Rudding Park
  My Family Ran a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Giorgio Locatelli
Founder - Locanda Locatelli
  Hoteliers Today Different Breed Stephen Alden
CEO - Maybourne Hotel Group
  I Was in Advertising Kit Chapman
Owner - The Castle at Taunton 
  Australian Actor Tim Bacon
Managing Director and Co-Founder - Living Ventures
  Hotelier of the Year - 2008 Andrew McKenzie
Managing Director
  Fishing is my big relax William Baxter
Deputy CEO - BaxterStorey
  For as long as I can remember – probably the age of 8 or so – my twin brother and I were helping out in the kitchen with my mother Tom Aikens
Celebrity Chef

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