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People on the move

29 April 2003 by
People on the move

Scottish & Newcastle has appointed TONY FROGGATT group chief executive, effective from 12 May. He was executive president for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Seagram group. SIR BRIAN STEWART, currently executive chairman of Scottish & Newcastle, will take up the role of non-executive chairman in June.

Corus hotels has appointed MICHELE POLI as e-marketing executive, based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. She was a marketing development executive at Folens Publishers in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

GEMMA ANTROBUS has been appointed sales manager at Jim Thompson's, London, part of the Noble House Leisure group. She was personal assistant to the general manager at Sketch restaurant, London.

NICK CLAYPOLE has been appointed general manager of the new Frankie & Benny's restaurant in Kingston, Surrey, which opens on 28 April. He was deputy manager at TGI Friday's, which has its headquarters in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

MICHAEL SMITHUIS has taken on the role of general manager at the Raffles International hotel, Le Montreux Palace Lake Geneva, Switzerland. He was previously general manager of Swissôtel Amsterdam.

JOANNE GIVENS has joined the Chester Grosvenor hotel as spa manager. She was senior spa therapist at Emmerson Inn and Spa, Mount Tremper, New York State.

PATRIK WENNERLAND has been appointed sales and marketing director for the Myhotels group, based at Myhotels Bloomsbury, London. He was previously vice-president of sales and marketing at Park Plaza Hotels Europe, London.

LivingWell, the health club division of Hilton Group, has appointed BRYONY GARRETT regional director for the South, based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. She was operations manager for Cannons Health Clubs, which has its headquarters in New Malden, Surrey.

MARTIN JACKSON has been appointed general manager of the Big Blue hotel at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. He was operations manager at Hilton Hotels, based at Hilton Bradford, West Yorkshire.

DANIELE PAMPAGNIN has joined Diverso Italian restaurant in Mayfair, London, as head chef. He was previously head chef at Riso restaurant in west London.

The Institute of Food Science & Technology in London has elected PETER BELTON as president. He had been a vice-president since 2001.

Hospitality marketing and public relations agency Davies Tanner has appointed CAROL NAVIS to the role of client development. She was previously business development manager at the Commonwealth Conference & Events Centre in Kensington, London.

GREG COX has been appointed general manager for the Six Continents hotel chain's eastern NSW properties, based at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal, South Australia. He was general manager at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.

MICHAEL LLOYD has joined London's Manor restaurant as head chef. He was chef de partie at Fredericks restaurant, Angel Islington, London.

HEATHER BRANT has joined hotel reservations company First Option, London, from Harveys Softeners in Woking, Surrey, where she was national sales manager.

Dolce International, the conference centre company, has promoted PHILIPPE ATTIA to the role of regional director for southern Europe. He was previously general manager of Dolce's French conference centre at Chantilly, near Paris.

GIAN RAFFAELE SABBATUCCI has joined Le M‚ridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, United Arab Emirates, as executive chef. He was previously executive chef at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers, Saudi Arabia.

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