President & Chief Executive Officer
A dynamic hospitality industry leader respected for his expertise in hotel development, management and service excellence, Reid joined Auberge in January 2014, following a noteworthy career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts that spanned more than three decades. As President of Hotel Operations, Americas, his position since 2011, Reid was responsible for setting the strategic direction for Four Seasons hotels in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America, a region that spanned seven time zones. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President Operations for the Americas and in a variety of management roles at Four Seasons properties in Chicago, Boston, Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C. He began his career with The Savoy Group, London, as a management trainee. Reid is a graduate of Westminster College, London, with a diploma in Hotel Administration. He completed the Summer Management Program at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Chief Operating Officer
In his role as Chief Operating Officer at Auberge Resorts Collection, Chris brings an impressive background in international luxury brand and hotel management that spans over 25 years. He was previously the Area Vice President overseeing Marriott’s luxury brands in the West and Canada. The portfolio included The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari, Edition, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Luxury Collection and W Hotels. Chris also has extensive brand, marketing, sales, and revenue management experience having previously served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer globally for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Edition and Bulgari hotels. Chris is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University.
Chief Financial Officer
Amy is directly responsible for all financial activities, including financial reporting and management, treasury and balance sheet financing, insurance and risk management, tax planning, as well as information systems and technology. Amy was previously at Belmond, where she was Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations based out of the London and New York offices. Prior to Belmond, Amy worked for Kerzner International in a number of financial capacities, most recently serving as Kerzner’s Vice President, Treasury. Amy holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting degrees from Wake Forest University.
Chief Development Officer
Richard brings extensive acquisition and development experience as he leads the Auberge Resorts Collection overall growth strategy. Richard oversees a team that identifies, negotiates, and secures all growth opportunities including new development, acquisitions, and corporate transactions. Prior to joining Auberge, Richard was a Partner and Managing Director at Kadenwood Partners, a London based real-estate investment, capital advisory, and asset management firm focused on the luxury hotel, residential, and mixed-use property sectors. Prior to Kadenwood, Richard served as Vice President, Worldwide Development at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where he was responsible for sourcing and securing new growth opportunities on a global basis. In addition, he focused on strategic transactions, special situations, and identifying development capital. Richard has previously held roles with PKF Consulting and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel and Food Administration with a focus on Real Estate Finance from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He currently serves on the Hospitality Investment Roundtable of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and has previously served on the Hotel Development Counsel at the Urban Land Institute.
Chief Marketing Officer
With more than 30 years of experience leading global teams for major brands in the hotel, residential, restaurant, spirits and automotive industries, Mike brings extensive marketing, brand management and sales expertise to Auberge. Before joining Auberge, he spent 11 years at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, most recently as Senior Vice President of Marketing. There, he was responsible for the global marketing, distribution and revenue management efforts that contributed to the company's sales growth across a portfolio of almost 100 hotels in over 40 countries. Prior to joining Auberge Resorts Collection, Minchin was Director of Marketing at CARA Operations Ltd., Toronto, the number-one casual dining restaurant company in Canada. As Vice President of Marketing for Corby Distilleries Ltd., he helped to grow market share and create some of the fastest- growing spirits brands in Canada. At Allied Domecq Spirits & Wines in the U.K.,Minchin developed the global brand strategies that grew premium brands, including Maker's Mark Bourbon and Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch. Earlier in his career, Minchin led the U.S. automotive advertising accounts for Acura as Vice President, Management Supervisor at Ketchum, Los Angeles. Minchin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Shan Kanagasingham brings over 20 years of global luxury hospitality experience to Auberge Resorts Collection. Her vast knowledge of the hospitality industry, motivational leadership, passion for excellence has led to her latest role as Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior to joining Auberge Resorts, Shan oversaw operations across 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, where she played an integral role launching both brands in 2015. Shan also served as the General Manager of The Surrey Hotel, a Relais & Chateaux in New York City in 2011 and was instrumental in positioning this asset as "Best Hotel In New York City" by Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast. Before moving to New York, Shan was the Area General Manager for Viceroy Hotel Group in Miami, which included Viceroy Miami and The Tides South Beach. Shan's experience in the luxury sphere also includes being the Director of Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong; Director of Rooms at Raffles L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills, California, and various senior management positions in Sales & Marketing and Conference Services with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. After attending the prestigious Ecole Le Roches, part of the Swiss Hotel Association, Shan received a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management. Shan lives in New York City and is a native of Malaysia.
Chief Creative Officer
Kemper oversees creative direction for the brand and all aspects of design with a goal to further strengthen Auberge Resorts Collection's position as the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels in the world. Previously, Kemper was Head of Design at Starwood Capital Group, a global private equity firm, where he was a leader in all aspects of design with a focus on the creation of new hotel brands including the recently launched 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotels. Prior experience includes Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Martha Stewart Omnimedia.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Jennifer leads our global sales organization and advises the hotel teams on optimizing their sales and marketing efforts. Her hospitality career spans over 20 years with the last 15 years dedicated to the luxury market. Prior to Auberge, Jennifer was Vice President of Sales at Marriott’s Luxury Division, responsible for 34 hotels and resorts across seven brands. Previously, Jennifer served as Regional Vice President, Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Western Region. Jennifer’s career began with Hyatt Hotels in Sales and Marketing following her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Virginia and a Masters in Hospitality from The University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College
Vice President, Revenue Strategy & Distribution
With over 20 years of leading global revenue teams, Tyler brings extensive experience leading the day to day revenue strategy, distribution and reservation efforts for Auberge. In this role, Williams leads a team that leverages the use of advanced analytics for price positioning, predictive modeling, and channel distribution, in an effort to optimize top-line revenue, drive owner profits, and steal market share. Prior to Auberge, Williams held executive roles with Destination Hotels, Ritz-Carlton, and Hyatt hotel companies. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in tourism, coupled with a minor in finance and marketing from Indiana University.
Vice President, Talent & Culture
Yvonne Jung is the VP, Talent & Culture, responsible for the talent and culture strategy of the Collection, focused on creating ENRICHing experiences for team members globally. Yvonne will tell you she has had three careers, including her 25 years’ experience in Human Resources. She grew up in hospitality, performed for Walt Disney World and in the role of Prairie Dawn on Sesame Street Live, has held various hotel and corporate operations and HR roles, and spent six years in HR consulting with Accenture. Her hotel experience includes Mandarin Oriental, Hilton Worldwide and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Yvonne has a M.A. in Human Resource Development from George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland. She maintains her Senior Professional in HR certification (SPHR) from the Society for HR Management, and her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from World at Work.
Vice President Talent & Culture, Europe
Tim supports the delivery of Auberge's mission by sharing overall responsibility for all matters of talent and culture at our hotels around the world. He joined Auberge following the acquisition of Grace Hotels in October 2018. Tim previously held the people leadership role for the Aman Group, and spent time in Thailand and Hong Kong with Minor International, and Le Meridien. He started his career at Accenture, the global management consultancy firm, specializing in change management activities to help companies become more successful by positioning them for future growth. Now based in London, Tim holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK.
Vice President of Finance, Operations
Kevin leads our operational accounting and finance discipline, providing strategic direction and oversight of financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, operational performance management and controls across our global portfolio. He brings a wealth of experience, having worked for Marriott International for 25 years in operations, property-based finance and regional leadership roles, most recently serving as the Area Director of Finance for Southern California. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Business Marketing from Ferris State University and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Executive Advisor, Design and Construction
John provides advice and direction to the Senior Management Team in all matters related to the innovative and efficient design of new hotel, resort and residential developments. John graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a degree in Engineering and Management Science. Upon graduation, he was hired by Cineplex Odeon to design and construct movie theatres throughout Canada and the U.S. In 1991, John joined the City of Toronto as Director of Facility Planning, Design and Construction where he led teams of in-house architects, engineers, telecom and project managers who were responsible for all of the City’s capital construction projects and the maintenance of 600 city owned buildings. John began his career with Four Seasons in June 1997, as a Manager in the Design and Construction Department and was promoted to Director in 2001. He was then promoted to Vice President in 2003, and in 2006, he was asked to lead the department as Senior Vice President. Under John’s leadership, the department grew from a staff of 12 in 2006 to its current complement of 37 team members. As a member of the senior management team at Four Seasons, John was instrumental in helping the company grow from 35 to 95 hotels.