PPHE Hotel Group makes some executive promotions
Hotel and resort developer, owner and operator PPHE Hotel Group announced the promotions of Greg Hegarty to deputy chief executive officer and chief operating officer, and Inbar Zilberman to chief corporate and legal officer on Wednesday.
The FTSE 250 said Hegarty remained chief operating officer, and within that remit would continue to oversee the company's operations.
It said he had “excelled” in his role as COO, leading the company to receive a number of prominent industry awards, including the AA Large Hotel Group of the Year award for 2019-2020.
Hegarty had been “instrumental” in delivering PPHE's multi-year £100m-plus hotel investment programme across the United Kingdom and the Netherlands,the board said, and had a “comprehensive understanding” of hospitality operations, strategic insight and an ability to effectuate change.
In his new capacity as deputy CEO, Hegarty would work alongside president and chief executive officer Boris Ivesha to drive near-term growth and set the corporate vision and long-term strategy for the group.
Zilberman, meanwhile joined PPHE in 2010 and, prior to promotion, was the company's general counsel.
In her new role, alongside her existing leadership of the group's legal and compliance functions, the board said she would oversee the group's corporate initiatives including acquisitions and expansion, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
Zilberman’s promotion to chief corporate and legal officer reflected her leadership in driving forward the group's strategic agenda, her expertise in negotiating transactions, and the role she had played in developing the group's corporate governance, the move to a premium listing on the main market, and its subsequent inclusion within the FTSE 250, the directors added.
Further promotions had been made within the corporate and legal teams as the firm invested in its infrastructure to drive forward future growth.
“I am delighted that we have built a strong leadership team from within PPHE that can continue our 30-year track record of growth and delivery,” said president and chief executive officer Boris Ivesha.
“I would like to welcome Greg and Inbar into their new roles and thank them both for their hard work and commitment to the business to date.
“During their impressive tenures, both Greg and Inbar have contributed immensely to the PPHE success story, particularly during the past 12 months, which has seen the successful completion of our ambitious multi-year investment programme, admission into the FTSE 250 and win of the coveted AA Large Hotel Group of the Year 2019-20 award.”