PPHE Hotel Group announces new Executive Leadership Team appointments

PPHE Hotel Group has announceed three appointments within its Executive Leadership Team, focused on key areas within the business to support the next phase of growth.

Greg Hegarty (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President UK and Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, Hegarty will have overall responsibility for delivery of PPHE Hotel Group's Commercial Strategy and will oversee the UK operations, the company's largest operating region.

He brings to the role over 22 years' experience in the hospitality sector and has been a driving factor in the success of the Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts' brand positioning as one of the biggest international upper upscale operators in London.

Prior to his promotion, Hegarty had been Regional General Manager for the UK at PPHE Hotel Group since 2009 and has held roles at operators including GLH and BDL.

Daniel Kos has been appointed Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 January 2018. He will be responsible for overseeing the financial strategy and priorities of PPHE Hotel Group.

Kos joined the company in September 2011 as Group Head of Accounting, and was appointed Vice President Corporate Finance in March 2015. He has been instrumental in a number of key financial transactions including the €105.8m new capital fundraising by PPHE Hotel Group's Croatian listed subsidiary, Arena Hospitality Group d.d., which completed earlier this year and numerous refinancing activities.

Robert Henke has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Customer Experience. In this newly created role, he will oversee Corporate Affairs including Corporate and Investor Communications, as well as brand strategy, customer insights and engagement, information technology and the Company's responsible business priorities.

Henke has more than 18 years of international hospitality experience and has been an integral part of PPHE Hotel Group's marketing strategy since 2007 previously holding the position of Vice President Marketing and Branding. Prior to joining PPHE Hotel Group in 2001, Robert held global marketing roles at Hilton and Golden Tulip.

Boris Ivesha, President and CEO, said, 'I am delighted to announce these promotions which further strengthen our Executive Leadership Team. Together our Executive Leadership Team brings decades of experience in the hospitality sector, as well as a deep understanding of PPHE Hotel Group's business to support the next stage of our ambitious growth plans.'