The hospitality sector contains some of the best known consumer brands, and has weathered significant changes over recent years.
How are boards helping steer these companies through the current challenges? What are the considerations for directors in sitting on high-profile company boards? Which skills are hospitality sector boards seeking in their new appointments, and how do you find the opportunities?
We are joined by Célia Pronto, a portfolio NED including on boards which operate the moto service stations and TGI Fridays brands, and Rachel Kentleton who sits on the board of Travelodge hotels.
This will be a chance to hear their experience, listen to tips and advice as well as ask questions in a warm, constructive environment.
Célia is currently a Non-executive Director on five boards, including regulated, PE-backed, family owned, listed and member-owned: South East Water – where she chairs the Remuneration Committee, moto hospitality (the UKs largest motorway services operator) – where she chairs the Risk & Audit Committee, Samworth Brothers (an own-label food manufacturer and owner of brands including Higgidy, Soreen & Ginsters), Hostmore plc (operators of the TGI Friday’s brand in the UK) and Campden BRI (who provide technical services to the food & beverage sectors globally) – where she chairs the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Rachel is an experienced non-executive. She currently sits on the board of Travelodge Hotels Ltd, as well as TrustPilot plc. She previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Persimmon plc which she balanced alongside her executive career. Rachel has held executive committee positions at St Modwen Ltd and PayPoint plc as CFO and at easyJet plc as the Group Director of Strategy and Implementation.