Jean van der Walt has been appointed as the Area General Manager, United Kingdom at Leeu Collection, based at the group’s Lake District property, Linthwaite House. Jean has been promoted to the new role in addition to her current role as Head of Brand Marketing for the boutique hotel group.
Jean was serving as the Reservations and Brand Manager of the iconic Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek when it was bought by the Leeu Collection in 2015 and has been associated with the company ever since. She initially began her journey as the Marketing Executive for the Franschhoek properties, and went to work as the Head of Brand Marketing during a move to the U.K.
van der Walt holds a diploma in Hospitality Management from the International Hotel School, Africa’s leading hospitality and culinary school. Since graduating, she has worked in various departments at some of the best hotels in her native South Africa. Speaking about her latest appoint Jean shared in a press statement that she is thrilled that the new position will allow her to put to good use all the experience she gained in different hotel departments over the years.
She mentioned that she is looking forward to the new challenges her latest role will bring and said that Leeu Collection is a dynamic young brand and she is excited to grow with it. Analjit Singh, Owner and Founder, Leeu Collection added that it working with Jean has been a pleasure and over the last five years she has proved her dedication and value to the Leeu Collection making it an obvious decision to promote from within the company.
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