HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organization announced that Simon Tucker Brown will serve as Managing Director of HVS Executive Search for Europe and the Middle East, effective January 12, 2015, and will be based in London.
An industry specialist, Simon brings with him over two decades of rich experience in executive search and hotel operations, and a strong industry network. He specialises in providing advice on talent and market information as well as bespoke solutions to clients’ critical assignments, having delivered numerous search mandates across a broad range of disciplines at senior executive and board level, both in the UK and internationally. In his new role, he will oversee the HVS Executive Search practice in Europe and the Middle East, leading a team which will help reinforce and grow the company’s presence in these key markets.
Over the last 15 years, Simon has developed an in-depth expertise in the Executive Search business focusing especially on the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industries. Simon most recently served as Managing Director at Berkeley Scott and Head of Practice for ISIS Executive Search. Previously, he had jointly founded the Fraser Giles Partnership in 2008, before returning to Kellan Group to resurrect ISIS - its Hospitality & Leisure Executive Search Division. In addition to the hotel sector, he has worked successfully with clients in the restaurant, licensed retail, leisure and casino industries as well. A graduate from the Hotel Management School at the University of Gloucestershire, Simon has also held various senior and general management roles in luxury and boutique hotels across the UK.
Simon takes over this leadership role post the departure of Peter Malone who previously headed Asia & EMEA regions for HVS Executive Search and recently left the firm to pursue alternate professional interests.
Court Williams, CEO, HVS Executive Search states, “At a time when a number of careful strategic moves were underway at HVS Executive Search globally, it was important for us to hand-pick someone to spearhead the firm’s growth in this region. An accomplished professional and a proven search expert, Simon undoubtedly emerged as a perfect fit for this very critical role. It is with utmost pleasure that we welcome Simon into the HVS family. We are confident that under his direction, HVS Executive Search will be able to further strengthen its presence and credibility, and achieve a greater reach in Europe and the Middle East.”
HVS Executive Search also announced its plans for major expansion with three new offices in the pipeline, one in the US West Coast followed by Dubai and Singapore. Court adds, “At HVS Executive Search, we are poised to provide unparalleled global coverage with robust growth strategies in key markets led by our industry stalwarts. Our global team now stands stronger than ever with latest additions including Mark Keith as Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Bill Conn as Vice President - Americas and now Simon.”
Over the years, HVS Executive Search has established its reputation as the premier human capital advisory services firm, specialising in senior-level executive search and mid-management recruitment as well as performance improvement strategies for the hospitality industry. With an expansive global network, HVS Executive Search possesses an unparalleled reach, having access to a vast pool of qualified profiles through its 400,000-strong contact database. Furthermore, HVS Executive Search Partners are recognised and revered as being industry mentors in their respective regions, and have together executed over 4,000 mid to high level searches across the globe. HVS.com/ExecutiveSearch
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