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Hospitality Employer-Led Accreditation Panel

The People 1st International Employer-Led Hospitality Accreditation Panel is an independent group made up of representatives from leading hospitality organisations. The panel makes the final decision on whether a college or training provider meets the standards needed to receive People 1st International accreditation.

The members of the panel are:

  • Sean Wheeler (Panel Chair) - Director of People Development, Kimpton UK & Regent Hotels at InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Adam Bateman - Group Exec Chef, Intercontinental Hotels Group plc, 
  • Daniel Barnes - Director of Learning and Talent Development, The Peninsula London
  • Duncan Swanson - Vice President - People, Yotel
  • Garry Baldwin - Managing Director, New Forest Hotels
  • Jon Reed, Brand Director, Paddy & Scotts
  • Julian Tomlin - Managing Director, MacDonald Hotels & Resorts
  • Karina Morgan-Rhoden - People & Development Manager, BaxterStorey
  • Katherine White - Director of Human Resources, Wyboston Lakes Resort

  • Matthew Rowledge - People & Development Director, Firmdale Hotels PLC

  • Paula Ellis, Group General Manager, The Retreats Group

  • Rob Flinter - General Manager, Park Plaza
  • Rosie Maguire, Chef, Loch Lomond Golf Club
  • Steve Rocky - People Director, Limewood Group
  • Steve Thorpe - Hospitality Catering and Educational Consultant


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