The newly launched Honourable Order of International Hotel General Managers (HOIHGm) has announced the appointment of John Cameron as Chief Executive Officer. An experienced hospitality executive, John has a strong international background in operations and HR gathered across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
As the world’s first and only initiative of its kind, HOIHGm, is the association for International Hotel General Managers designed to raise their profile, whilst providing a range of professional and personal membership benefits, such as portable healthcare and insurance options. John will oversee the day-to-day operations with a focus on adding value for members by developing a Career Management Centre, a network of industry partnerships and improving the value proposition for members by increasing the portfolio of benefits including retirement and pension planning.
Leon Larkin, President and Founder, HOIHGm said: ‘’I am delighted to have John on board and I have no doubt that he is the right person to take HOIHGm forward as we strive to create a valuable impact for hotel GMs across the world.’’
John Cameron, CEO, HOIHGm added: ‘’As soon as Leon first told me about his plans to launch the organisation I knew this was something unique that hotel General Managers would want to be part of. It is fantastic to be involved at the start of the journey and it is my job to ensure we develop a professional organisation that caters to our members’ needs and meets their expectations by continuing to innovate and add real value through an extensive programme of benefits.’’
John has worked in the international hotel industry for twenty-three years, beginning his career with ITT Sheraton in 1987. He held the position of Vice President with responsibility across the Asia Pacific region for Human Resources and Administration and was also involved in numerous hotel openings across the Asia Pacific region.
In 2001 he joined InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as Vice President Human Resources for Asia Pacific, prior to moving to the UK in 2003 as senior Vice President Human Resources for the Europe, Africa regions, Middle East region (EAME). Before leaving IHG to return to Australia, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations EAME.
To find out more about HOIHGm visit www.hoihgm.com.