Chief Operating Officer
"I bring a wealth of accommodation/hospitality experience to YHA, combined with a real passion for travel, hostels and camping, as well as several years of volunteering as a Business Mentor with the Princes Trust. Prior to YHA, I held Director roles in Alpha Airports Group, Orchid and The Spirit Group where I operated a joint venture hotel business with Premier Inn. More recently in Greene King Plc, I instigated and led the award winning Apprenticeship programme which supported over 3500 young people achieving National Apprenticeships. I am committed to people development and continuous personal development.YHA is an amazing blend of delivering our charitable objectives for young people and providing first class hostel accommodation in some very special and unique locations and I'm proud to be part of it.
Outside of work, I'm married with one child (who also loves YHA, hostels and camping), and enjoy motorcycling and water sports."
Who are the YHA Executive team?
The YHA Board of Trustees appoint a Chief Executive who, along with four directors, is charged with delivering YHA’s business plan, to achieve the object and bring to life our vision of reaching out and enhancing the lives of young people.