Our Team

 Jonathan Woods: CEO                                                                                                      

Qualified FCCA accountant with over 15 years deep experience across a number of enterprises, financial and organisational structures and distressed asset management. Jonathan has extensive experience in asset design and refit as well as liaising with receivers and banking institutions in challenging economic conditions. Jonathan was heavily involved in the negotiations to terminate the Starwood Management  Agreement in 2009 and successfully managed the start-up of the Fota Island Resort brand and associated planning issues which arose during the expansion of the resort over the past number of years.


 
Derek Lowy: Investor Relations                                                                                                

16 years of experience across several Irish financial institutions. Derek has developed and implemented turnaround plans to assist businesses in various sectors and improved their financial performance over the past six years. Completed IBR’s to help businesses to focus on their positives and identify their issues and achieve successful outcomes for all stakeholders. Derek has worked with business owners to help them restructure their business both operationally and financial over the medium term.  Derek works with business to help them restructure/refinance their existing debt.

 

 Emma Ellis:  Sales & Marketing                                                                                        

 Emma has been working within the hospitality industry since beginning her career with the Thomas Reed Group in 2000. Emma’s career flourished from there, bringing her to both Geneva and Singapore. Returning to Ireland in 2007, Emma was appointed General Manager, to World of Cuisine in Dundrum Town Centre until 2009, when she moved into a Sales and Marketing role within D4 Berkeley and was later appointed the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Emma has extensive experience in the management of sales and marketing teams, planning, brand awareness, Digital Strategy & Online Comms. 


 
Tom O Dwyer: 
Hotel Operations                                                                                          

 With over 35 years Management experience in the Irish Hospitality Industry and has worked in some of Irelands best-loved Hotels, Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel, Galway’s Ardilaun and Connacht Hotels. Studied Hotel & Catering Management at GMIT, an IHI and Skal International member and past National President of the Irish Skal Clubs.Tom demonstrates success is more achievable with a trained team that is highly aligned with its hotel’s  objectives.  Has an excellent ability to motivate team members coupled with the ability to communicate comfortably at all levels ensuring a productive working environment for all team members to perform to their best.