An articulate, resourceful, creative and keen achiever with heaps of experience in hospitality, public relations and marketing. Extremely organised with the skills, determination and flexibility to deliver fruitful and high-profile projects.
Loves challenges leading team(s) and delivering results. I get people together and make it happen.
Fluent French and English.
2009 – Present Events, Marketing and Public Relations
Produce up to 120 special events a year for various networks, societies, clubs, charities and corporations. During these years I created an exclusive portfolio of PR & marketing, networking, fundraising, exhibitions, incentive travel, destination management, launch & awards and other events.
2003 – 2009 Events Director
DRM – Destination and Resources Management
International event director for all special events of this group based in Geneva with offices in Montreal, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, Croatia, Brussels and responsible for the London office. Clients included the Kofi Anan Foundation and the Olympic Committee.
1992 – 2003 General Manager
Restaurant Ship Hispaniola (RSH), Victoria Embankment, London
Overall responsibility in partnership with the owner with a staff of over 100 full and part-time positions. Hispaniola was used mainly for private and corporate events for up to 500 people with a sought-after restaurant and a bar with magnificent views of the Thames. Then part of a group of 9 restaurants and 3 hotels.
Prior to this I worked in various senior positions, including several Michelin starred restaurant, including:
Non Executive Positions
2012–Present Chairman Gay Business Association
2015–Present Board Member myGwork
Prior Non-Executive Positions
2008–2017 Vice-Chairman The Eccentric Club
2014–2016 Director & Trustee Positive East
2011–2016 Internship Supervisor (Maître de Stage)
2006–2013 Chairman The Arts Club Charitable Trust
2001–2012 Trustee The Royal Belgian Benevolent Society
2008–2012 Event Director The Worshipful Company of Marketors
2008–2011 Director The Britain-China Trade Association
2001–2011 Director The Royal Anglo-Belgian Club
2004–2009 Member Consultant Group Institute of Fundraising
2006–2008 Director The Association for Conference and Events
1996–2003 Chairman Events Committee of the Arts Club
1996–2012 Chairman Events Committee of the Anglo-Belgian Society
1996–2001 Director The Arts Club (London) Limited
Comme Chez Soi, Brussels (Three stars Michelin) and various other Relais et Chateaux and Small Luxury Hotels; Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (S.H.A.P.E.) - American and Belgian Officer’s Club.
Education and Training
Institute of Directors (Fellow)
The Institute of Fundraising
Meetings and Incentive Associations
UK Marketing Network
Rotary Club of London
Meeting Professional International
Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
Association of Events Manager
The Worshipful Company of Marketors
The Bishopsgate Ward Club.
Painting, drawing, dancing, travelling, walking, enjoying the arts, people and life.
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1996 - 1998