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Inspirational Leader Awards 

Meet The Judges

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Paul Nisbett

Finance Director of Valor Hospitality Europe

Paul Nisbett is a high-performing senior hotel executive with over 20 years in the industry and a proven track record in the management and construction of financial services.  Paul is currently the Finance Director of Valor Hospitality Europe, which manages hotels on behalf of Hilton, Marriott and IHG.

Paul previously held roles as CFO of the Hotel Collection from April 2012 till February 2015, and was appointed as acting CEO to manage the group’s transition from Barceló to Puma Hotels Collection. Whilst in this role, Paul was instrumental in establishing a focused entrepreneurial management team and repositioned the Hotel Collection as a leading four-star provincial hotel company.

Prior to joining the Hotel Collection, Paul spent four years at Principal Hayley Hotels, initially as Chief Operating Officer and then as Special Projects Director. This was preceded by five years as Commercial and Finance Director at Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Hotels where he developed a six hotel, £150m business into a 28 hotel, £500m business in five years.

Paul’s earlier career included positions with Le Méridien Hotels, Forte and Hilton.

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