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VP Development UK
Steve has been at the forefront of branded hotel development for nearly 20 years.
He started his career in hotel development with IHG (Holiday Inn Worldwide), leading the development of Holiday Inn Express in the UK before taking on the role of UK Development Director for all brands. In 2003, he joined BDL Hotels, one of the UK’s largest franchise hotel operators, as Development Director and was a Main Board Director and shareholder. At the beginning of 2009, he joined Wyndham Hotel Group as Senior Development Director for Western Europe before rejoining IHG in June 2011 as Development Director, UK and Ireland, responsible for growing the presence of all IHG brands in the UK.
He then joined Chardon Management Limited in January 2013 as Development Director, responsible for growing the third party management business, both branded and unbranded hotels before transferring to Interstate, through the acquisition of Chardon in September 2013. Previously, Steve graduated in Economics in 1988 and then worked as an Account Manager and Financial Manager in various industries before joining Holiday Inn Worldwide in 1995 as Revenue Manager. Steve and his wife Yvonne have two small children (Cara, 7 and Zac, 4) and live in Berkshire. Steve tries to play golf as much as possible and tries to keep fit through cycling and skiing. He is a keen follower of all sports including football and cricket. He also plays the piano in his spare time.