Edward Cross

With over 20 years of hospitality experience in various managerial positions across the UK, most recently as the general manager at Valor’s DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly, Ed brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. Beginning his Valor career in 2016 as general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chester, Ed played an integral part […]

Mike Magrane

Mike has over 25 years’ experience in leading hotel operational teams. Mike joined the business from Leaf HOSPITALITY where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Mike was Operations Director for glh Hotels, the largest owner and operator of hotels in London. Mike was a founding member of Q Hotels, where he held the […]

Brian McCarthy

Brian has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Educated in Ireland, he is a graduate of the Galway Hotel School. Brian spent many of his formative years with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, including time as General Manager of the Copthorne Hotel Cardiff. He then took a change in direction and spent several […]

Peter Robertson

Peter is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Peter’s early career involved working across the Forte Hotel Brands following on in later years with MacDonald Hotels and Resorts, Paragon, the LRG Portfolio and finally Valor Hospitality. Peter recently managed the implementation of Valor’s Capex programme of over £40m […]

Andrew Melville

Andrew has over 47 years of experience in the UK as a Chartered Accountant in the Glasgow-based, professional firm of French Duncan, LLP. He worked solely with this firm progressing through senior management to senior partnership level, and for his last five years in the firm, he acted as Chairman with 14 partners and 80 […]

Vanessa Jackman

Vanessa is an experienced sales and marketing leader, having spent over 25 years within the hospitality industry. Vanessa joined the business from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where she held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing UK and headed up the sales and marketing function for over 60 hotels. The portfolio encompassed franchised […]

Louise Clarke

Louise has 20 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry for a number of leading brands. Having graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences, Louise’s early career was centered on profit analysis before she moved into roles with more of a focus on revenue generation. Louise has […]

Paul Nisbett

Paul Nisbett is a high-performing senior hotel executive with over 20 years in the industry and a proven track record in the management and construction of financial services. Paul recently held the role of CFO of the Hotel Collection from April 2012 till February 2015, and was appointed as acting CEO to manage the group’s […]

Mark Thacker

Mark became Operations Director at Valor in 2015, after spending over 20 years in various operational and leadership roles in the hospitality industry. Mark has been instrumental in the growth of Valor in the UK and has overseen extensive refurbishment, rebrand and extension projects, as well as the integration of many new hotels into the […]