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Kerzner International Holdings appointed Stuart Thomson Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources

In this role, Mr. Thomson will lead the company’s Human Resources strategy, and will work with the operations and HR leaders of Kerzner to adopt and implement best practice human resources initiatives that will support the vision of the company.

 

DUBAI, UAE, – Kerzner International Holdings Limited has appointed Stuart Thomson Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources, effective 10 April2016.

In this role, Mr. Thomson will lead the company’s Human Resources strategy, and will work with the operations and HR leaders of Kerzner to adopt and implement best practice human resources initiatives that will support the vision of the company. This key role is critical to delivering that vision – amazing experiences and everlasting memories. He will also lead global recruitment activities, supporting the strategic growth of the company as Kerzner enters new destinations, as well as refine policies and procedures to ensure future agility. Most importantly, Mr. Thomson will lead the further development of Kerzner Team Members to continue to build the Company as employer of choice through a culture of inspiration, innovation and internal advancement. 

“I am delighted to have Stuart join Kerzner International at this exciting time of growth for the company,”  commented Ali Tabbal, COO, Kerzner International. “He is a strong leader who has a clear focus on developing talent to drive amazing guest experiences. I look forward to working with Stuart as we continue to grow our Team and further develop the culture and impact of HR across the Company to support our business goals and strategies, as well as the needs and aspirations of our employees around the world.”

Mr. Thomson joins Kerzner International with over 15 years in hospitality and human resources, having held both operational and corporate senior leadership positions. Most recently, he was with Starwood Hotels & Resorts where, in his capacity of Regional Director of Human Resources, Middle East, he successfully oversaw the HR functions of over 50 properties and approximately 20,000 employees. He also supported the opening of resorts under the group’s management, including the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, St. Regis Dubai, Luxury Collection Ajman Saray and additional properties across the region. He also led the planning for the hiring of a further 16,000 staff, including preparation and due diligence for the group’s entry into new counties. Under his leadership, Stuart achieved the highest regional employee engagement score, contributing to the highest guest satisfaction score Prior to his role in the Middle East, Mr. Thomson spent six years in senior roles at Starwood in London, including the streamlining of the Human Resources department, with the establishment of a dedicated Resourcing function, Learning and Development, Internal Communications and Community roles. Earlier, he was Director of Human Resources at Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa and began his career in Human Resources at the Hyatt Regency in Auckland.

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