Managing Director, Ross Morrow
Ross is a Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, Graduate of Architecture and Member of the Institute of Hospitality.
Ross has been involved in the hospitality operations and development industry for 25 years. He has operated over 190 hotels in the UK and Europe and has overseen the development and pre-opening of over 50 new build hotels.
He was owner of the UK’s largest hotel management company, BDL Management, and founding shareholder of BDL Ireland. BDL Management was sold to Redefine in 2013 and Ross stayed on as Chief Development Officer spending a total of 18 years with the business, before joining Molo Hotel Group in 2018.
Finance Director, Richard Whitehead
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in both professional practice and industry and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for many years.
He has spent the last fifteen years working in the hospitality and construction sectors and has overseen numerous major hotel developments, their funding and their subsequent operations in his role as Chief Financial Officer.
General Counsel, Tomasz Jedwabny
Tomasz is an experienced lawyer and in-house counsel specialising in the financial services market and infrastructure, with an MA in Law from the University of Lodz, where he also gained his PhD. He is qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales and as a legal advisor (radca prawny) in Poland.
Tomasz’s legal career extends over 20 years commencing with Clifford Chance, where he spent over 10 years, with further spells at Morgan Stanley, the European Investment Bank and CMS Cameron McKenna where he became partner in 2013.
Projects Director, Andrew Ross
Andrew is a Chartered Builder and Graduate of Construction Management.
Prior to joining Molo Hotels Andrew was with RBH Hospitality Management for 13 years. During this time Andrew carried out the Project Management on multiple new build, conversion and refurbishment projects spanning all the major hotel brands – Hilton, IHG, Wyndham, Accor and Marriott.
Andrew started his career with the PM/QS practice Fitzsimons, project managing refurbishments and renovations within the hotel and leisure industry.
Group Accountant, Martyna Magiera
Martyna is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a graduate of International Hospitality Management.
Over the past 12 years, she has worked in various hotel roles, gaining first-hand operational experience, and all manner of accounting and finance roles in both practice and industry. She speaks Polish and English fluently.
Martyna joined Molo Hotels in 2019 progressing from RBH Hospitality Management, one of the UK’s largest independent hotel management companies, where she was a part of the finance team providing support to the hotels and to the management company itself.
Stephen Bench, Managing Director, Lighthouse
Stephen was appointed to lead the Lighthouse team in 2020 and has worked in hospitality all his career. He was born in Australia where he worked in Sydney and northern coastal resorts as well resorts in Fiji, before moving to London in 1999. Prior to joining the Molo Hotel Group, he was Divisional Director at Almarose Hotels & Resorts and RBH Hospitality Management and has also worked for Park Plaza Europe, Thistle Hotels, Forte Hotels and Accor Asia Pacific as well as other independent resorts.
He has extensive experience in hotel development and operations of new build hotels, branded conversions and large-scale capital investment programmes and has worked in all styles of hotels from Corporate & Conference Hotels to large Leisure Resorts, both branded and independent. Stephen brings his expertise to lead our operations teams to maximise brand engagement and drive performance and return.
Carole Hannah, Finance Director, Lighthouse
Carole is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and has over 15 years’ experience in both professional practice and industry.
Before joining Lighthouse, Carole was part of the Strategic Accounting & Finance Intelligence Management team for a large plc. She was responsible for all technical accounting and finance matters for several large scale, world-wide, complex sales and leasing contracts.
Carole was previously Group Accountant and Divisional Financial Controller for the UK’s largest Hotel Management Company, RBH, where she spent five years in technical accounting and operational finance roles.
Sarah Cunningham, Commercial Director, Lighthouse
Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in hospitality, with 18 years specialising in Revenue Management.
She has spent ten years as an independent Revenue Management Consultant, working with numerous independent and branded hotels. Prior to setting up her own company she was Revenue Director of Sanguine Hospitality and Regional Revenue Manager for BDL Hospitality. Within these roles she oversaw the opening of a number hotels including IHG and Hilton branded properties.
Sarah started her Revenue Management career with Marriott International, where she completed the Graduate and Management scheme and went on to work with the company for a further five years, before moving over to IHG and then subsequently Accor.
Maxine Sutton, HR Director, Lighthouse
Maxine brings over 30 years’ experience within hotel management, specialising in human resources and people development for 25 years. Prior to joining Lighthouse Hotel Management Maxine was Group HR & People Development Manager for Centre Island driving the People engagement, culture and Learning & Development strategy. Maxine has previously worked for RBH as Divisional HR Manager with responsibility for up to 26 Hotels, both branded and independent whilst also being part of the opening team of new Builds.
George Tomlins, Group Financial Controller, Lighthouse
George has over 10 years experience in hotel finance working across multiple brands of hotels and within multiple hotel finance roles gaining first hand operational experience. Starting his career in LRG Hotel Management, moving into RBH Hotel Management and now working with Lighthouse Hotel Management, he has had exposure to different ways of working within hotel management.