Glenn Mandziuk is an internationally recognised chief executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in advancing sustainable practices in tourism, hospitality and economic development, and establishing strategies and programmes that inspire responsible growth.
Prior to becoming CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Glenn was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region (TOTA) with its 4,000 industry stakeholders. Glenn’s leadership resulted in the organisation being recognised as a global champion of excellence and innovation in sustainable destination management and responsible industry development practices. The team received recognition from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), World Travel Awards, and Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere Gold Certification – a first in the Americas. In addition, the UNWTO awarded TOTA Quest Certification for excellence in leadership, execution and governance capacities – only the third such recognition for a destination management organisation bestowed in the world.
Glenn has 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in family-owned and operated hotels and resorts and holds a Master of Environmental Design degree majoring in sustainable tourism planning. He is also a director on the Board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the Responsible Tourism Institute.
Patrick O’Meara is the Head of Business Development for the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. He previously worked as part of our former organisation, Business in the Community (BITC). Patrick helped establish BITC’s membership team in 2006 and served as its Membership Director from 2006-2017. He also led The Prince’s Seeing is Believing Programme for over a decade and served on BITC’s Executive Team.
Since 2017, Patrick has enjoyed a portfolio career, leading projects and taking on interim roles with businesses and charities in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Patrick also serves on the board of two charities, on the alumni board of his university and a family-owned property business.
Chloe has worked for charitable foundations for over 10 years, Previously running the UK branch for The Hope Foundation UK, working on the ground in Kolkata with street connected children, and managing the UK office.
Chloe joined the alliance in September 2022, and is very proud to be part of this movement towards a more sustainable future for our people and planet.
Claire manages our environmental sustainability strategy, including our work on climate action and water stewardship.
Claire has nearly a decade’s experience driving sustainability progress for Hilton. During this time, Claire worked on a wide range of projects including updating Hilton’s global CR strategy, leading their water stewardship efforts and creating behaviour change campaigns, as well as leading initiatives focused on issues such as energy efficiency, single-use plastic reduction and responsible sourcing. She was also part of our carbon and water working group.
Anjana is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of our programme strategy and leads our programmes team to deliver quality and consistency, ensuring maximum impact.
Anjana has over 20 years of experience in the development sector, across Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, leveraging partnerships with not-for-profits, governments and the private sector to establish and grow high impact programmes. She has held many senior roles, including Executive Director at Developments In Literacy (DIL) in Pakistan, and, prior to joining ITP, Head of Pakistan Programme at HRH The Prince of Wales’ British Asian Trust.
Shiksha has six years’ experience in education and community development, previously working for the Kherwadi Social Welfare Association – an Indian national non-profit where she managed the organisation’s activities in the Delhi NCR region.
Prior to joining Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Shiksha worked on the Headmaster Leadership development programme with the Mumbai municipal government, for Gandhi Fellowship.
Shiksha holds a Post Graduate Degree in Development Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication and Research Centre in Delhi, India.
Samar Assem is a well-seasoned marketing and strategy consultant who has consulted over 30 companies varying between multinationals and start-ups, achieving phenomenal success rates with all the companies she advised.
She is also a founder of “The Growth Formula” Learning platform that enables young professionals to receive global quality expert-lead education at an affordable price believing in the power of education and skills development is for everybody to bridge the gap between education and job market needed skills.
Samar was chosen as one of the UN women advocates in 2021 supporting women in the region to get equal job opportunities and fair treatment.
Anna supports the Head of Environment on the delivery of the Planet programme, including projects across climate action, water stewardship, waste and circular economy, and biodiversity.
Anna brings extensive practical experience in charity management and operational roles across a variety of causes. Whilst at University, Anna led Edinburgh Global Partnerships, a student-run charity partnering with local communities on sustainable grassroots projects across Africa and East Asia. Before joining the Alliance, Anna worked at various organisations including Shout UK, Business in the Community, and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
Lauryn has extensive experience as an executive support professional at C-Suite level in the charity sector, with a background in the hospitality industry. She supports the CEO and governance across the organisation.
Prior to joining Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Lauryn was the Chief of Staff for the NSPCC, working alongside their Executive Board and Board of Trustees.
Simon is a finance and operations professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the not for profit and charitable sector. He has worked across a range of different sized organisations, including the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action, and as a founding Director of a media development non-profit. Simon joins the charity from Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) where he was the Head of Programme Finance.
Simon brings practical experience not only in managing all finance functions but also in governance, operations and reporting to boards through his previous roles in finance and operations management. He is currently also a trustee for Street Rights, a start-up charity working for legal rights for street children.
Robyne supports the Director of Finance and Resources in all financial matters including day-to-day financial transactions and payroll as well providing administrative support across the organisation. Robyne brings over twenty-five years of experience, working primarily within professional services firms. Her experience focuses on management accounting, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
Robyne has obtained a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) degree and a Master of Commerce degree both from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and, as a qualified accountant, is a member of CPA Australia. This is her first role in the non-profit sector and hopes to utilise her skills and experience in the successful implementation of a new finance system.
Emily has extensive experience in brand and communications in the charity and non-profit sector. She joined in 2019 to develop and launch the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance brand, and unite the previous entities of International Tourism Partnership, Youth Career Initiative and Green Hotelier.
Prior to joining the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, she was the Brand Manager for the British Red Cross, where she spent five years managing this internationally protected emblem. She also has experience working in the disability charity sector and education. Emily has a BSc(hons) from University College London and qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Laura supports the Head of Communications and leads on the Alliance’s online activity. With a background in food and beverage management, throughout which she pushed for a companywide reduction in waste and single use plastics, Laura has a wealth of experience in communicating the ethos of hospitality brands.
Whilst studying BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University, Laura shared and celebrated the work of student fundraisers, as Communications Officer for the charity arm of the university. Going on to manage all marketing and communications for the government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme in Essex, her experience spans across digital marketing, visual communications and public relations.
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