A highly dedicated and performance-focused professional, Alister has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Originally from Cape Town South Africa, he began his hospitality career at age 17 working at several luxury properties across Cape Town, including the Cape Grace, winner of Conde Nast’s Best Hotel in the World in 2000. He moved to the US in 2001 to work for Barnsley Gardens Resort. During his six years at the resort, Alister held a variety of roles including Assistant Food & Beverage Manager and Food & Beverage Director.

From there, he took on the role of GM at The Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis. Alister then spent 8 years as North American Sales Director for DGB Wines followed by four years as Area Manager for Republic National Distributing Company, building a wine and spirits sales team focused exclusively on Hotels, Venues and Country Clubs.

In his spare time, Alister can be found on the golf course or in the kitchen – he especially loves to host a good Braai on the weekends. He grew up playing rugby and water polo and continues to be a sports fanatic.