Brendan has over 25 years’ experience in the Hotel sector in the UK, Europe and Africa and has led professional teams involved in 61 property acquisitions, with total transaction value in excess of USD750m. He has worked as a Finance Director with both private and listed companies, having been instrumental in the listing of Macdonald Hotels Plc. on the LSE. Brendan has over ten years’ experience in the Hotel industry in Africa, having operated in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon and Kenya. Between 2011 and 2015, Brendan was employed by Lonrho Hotels, Johannesburg, initially as its VP, Finance and then as its CEO. He is a Chartered Accountant of and holds a BA in Accountancy, as well as an MBA from Strathclyde University and completed the FD as Strategic Partner programme at the Wharton Business School.