Vice President Hotel Operations
Donald comes to CMI Leisure from FleetPro Ocean Leisure, where he led the entire Food & Beverage Operations. This included spearheading menu development, budgeting, revenue management, talent management and many other critical business areas.
Today, he brings his passion for performance to CMI Leisure, where he expertly guides all Hotel Operations. From guest satisfaction to crew moral; SOPs to F&B; budgets to KPI targets, he creates and builds the structures that lead to success for our company and our clients.
He’s a hands-on executive, perhaps, due to the fact that he began his career in the kitchen. Donald dazzled both hotel and cruise line guests with his culinary skills. In fact, he won numerous honors for gastronomic excellence and was commended as a Finalist for the Scottish Young Chef of The Year Award.
Donald has gone from cooking in kitchens such as the famous 5-star luxury Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, a member of the elite “Leading Hotels of The World” to supervising & managing entire Food & Beverage operations onboard the premium Azamara Cruises and Celebrity Cruises where he worked for almost 15 years as shipboard and corporate level. He knows this industry from the ground up and that’s a tremendous advantage for CMI Leisure clients.