Chief Executive Officer
Poonam joined The Hideaways Club in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed CEO in 2014. She is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years' experience in travel and hospitality, gained in various senior financial and commercial roles. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, Poonam was Finance and Commercial Director at TUI Travel Plc's Specialist Holidays Group, Commercial Finance Director at Opodo Ltd and Finance Director UK&I at Hilton Worldwide.
Chief Operating Officer
Donald joined The Hideaways Club in 2011. He is a Leisure sector specialist and brought with him a wealth of operational experience. Prior to joing The Hideaways Club, he spent over 30 years at David Lloyd Leisure. He has an outstanding record of leading, motivating and developing operational teams. Donald oversees all property operations across 30+ Club home locations around the world.
Alistair joined The Hideaways Club in 2013 bringing with him 20 years of operational experience in the hospitality and leisure sectors. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, he held senior management positions with David Lloyd Leisure, Chelsea Harbour Club, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and the luxury Mulia Resort Bali. Alistair is responsible for managing property operations in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Dubai, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Luyanda joined The Hideaways Club in 2017. He is an honors graduate from the prestigious Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He gained his early hospitality experience with Sandals Resorts in the Bahamas as well as with CBRE Hotels in London. Luyanda is responsible for managing property operations in Czechia, Germany, Mauritius, South Africa, Sardinia, UK and USA.
Jane joined The Hideaways Club in 2018 bringing with her a wealth of experience in hospitality. Prior to this she held various management roles at Starbucks Coffee Company, Seasons Holidays plc and Hard Rock Cafe. Jane is responsible for managing property operations in Croatia, France, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
Head of Concierge
Maria was born and raised in Madrid where she obtained a degree in Tourism, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Before moving to London, Maria worked in other countries including Monaco and the US, and her jobs have always revolved around customer services and guest relations, whether in hotels, cruise companies or airlines. After 10 years spent in the hospitality industry, Maria joined The Hideaways Club in 2014. She loves the exclusive concept of the Club and being able to build a relationship with our Members.
Head of Finance
Karl joined The Hideaways Club in 2014. He is a Certified Chartered Accountant and brings with him 15 years' financial experience gained in the Banking and Audit sectors. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, he was Financial Controller at Barclays Bank PLC for both Gibraltar and Cyprus branches. Karl is based at the Club's Head Office in Gibraltar and is responsible for all financial controls and financial processing, accounting and reporting for the Club.
Daniel joined The Hideaways Club in 2015. Prior to this he spent 10 years with Grant Thornton in Gibraltar. Daniel is based at the Head Office in Gibraltar and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Finance team.
Elouise joined The Hideaways Club in 2018. Prior to this she spent 13 years in banking where she gained extensive experience in customer service, regulated practices and trust administration. Elouise is based at the Head Office in Gibraltar and currently working towards an accounting qualification.
Kayleigh joined The Hideaways Club in 2015. Prior to this she spent 5 years as Audit Assistant with BDO in Gibraltar. Kayleigh is based at the Head Office in Gibraltar and currently working towards an accounting qualification.
Corporate Finance Manager
Colin has been with The Hideaways Club since inception in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of financial experience. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, Colin spent 10 years in practice, including 4 years with Ernst & Young in the Middle East, before moving into industry where he was Finance Director at Berlitz for 7 years and Finance Director at Fitness Exchange for 9 years. Colin is responsible for all structural and taxation matters in relation to Club homes and for ensuring all regulatory compliance across the global operations.
Diana joined The Hideaways Club in 2011 bringing with her extensive legal experience in the financial sector. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, she was Associate Director at Barclays Bank PLC (London) for 8 years and has held various other senior fund derivatives lawyer positions. She has a strong academic background including a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cambridge. Diana is responsible for providing legal advice in all areas of the Club, in particular funds and regulatory.
Nikki joined The Hideaways Club in 2014 as Marketing Assistant, bringing with her an abundance of enthusiasm and event management experience gained at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia. She has grown with The Hideaways Club since and is now responsible for developing & implementing marketing communications across all internal and external channels.