Larry Lipman, Chairman
Larry Lipman has been the main driving force behind the Safestay business since its establishment. He is responsible for the Group’s strategy and business development. He has extensive experience of the property market, gained during the last thirty years or so, throughout which he has been the managing director of Safeland plc, where his primary focus is on trading opportunities and the assessment of potential investments and refurbishment projects. He was also a key executive in each of Safeland’s previous demergers and in each case he continued after the demerger to be closely involved with the growth of those businesses as well as continuing to manage the core businesses of Safeland.
Nuno Sacramento, Chief Operating Officer
Nuno Sacramento is the COO of Safestay. He joined in February 2017 and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company. Prior to joining Safestay, Nuno served as Regional Operations Director for Premier Inn, where he held various executive and management positions for seventeen years. Nuno’s responsibilities extended throughout all areas of the organisation including strategic planning and execution, product development, technology deployment, and customer and network operations. Before that Nuno worked for Accor in a number of international roles. Nuno seats on the boards of two secondary schools and non-profits in London. He received an MBA from Oxford Brookes and currently participates in various Executive Leadership programs. He lives in North London with his wife and three children. In his spare time he is an outdoor sports enthusiast and tennis coach.
Hervé Deligny, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Hervé Deligny is the CFO of Safestay. He joined the business in August 2018 to bring his experience in hospitality, finance and hotel investment and help to deliver the ambitious growth plan at Safestay. Hervé came from onefinestay, a luxury private rental operator managing 10,000 properties worldwide, where he was CFO. Previously, Hervé was with Accorhotels in Paris and then London where he was CFO of the UK business from 2006, becoming head of the UK investment arm in 2013 and managing a portfolio of 100 hotels in the UK. Hervé began his career in Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has over 20 years’ experience in finance. He holds a Masters degree in Finance from University Paris IX Dauphine. He lives in London with his wife and 3 children
Michael Hirst (OBE), Non-Executive Director
Michael is consultant to CBRE Hotels, the world’s leading hotel experts. He also advises hospitality and tourism businesses and has acted as an Arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration in hotel dispute resolution. He is a Director of CP Holdings Ltd, a diversified industrial and services group, which includes hotels and thermal spas in Central Europe. He is Chairman of the Business Visits & Events Partnership, representing Britain’s Events’ Industry and Deputy Chairman of the UK Government’s Events Industry Board. He is a director of The Tourism Alliance, bringing together all the major tourism organisations in the UK and is appointed to the Tourism Industry Council, a collaboration between Government and the tourism industry.
Stephen Moss, Non-Executive Director
Stephen is Chairman of Grosvenor Securities Limited, a central London commercial property investment and development company and Bonasystems Europe Limited, a floor care and anti-slip specialist serving the hotel, leisure and transport sector. He is also Deputy Chairman of Mr Lee’s Pure Food Company, a fast growing innovator in the convenience food sector. He is past Chairman of Bibendum PLB, the leading wine and spirit distributors and, prior to that, Managing Director of BCP Airport Parking which he had grown to become one of the leading booking agents for travel ancillaries. Stephen founded Springboard in 1990, a charity which promotes careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism, of which he remains Chairman, and its board and corporate partners include many of the UK’s leading hotel groups. In 1992 he was awarded an MBE for services to the restaurant industry and, in 2002, a CBE for his contribution towards education and training.
Anson Chan, Non-Executive Director
Anson Chan is a respected Hong Kong businessman who has accumulated a variety of management and investment experiences. Over the years, he has served as an executive director for his family’s real estate development and investment business, the Bonds Group of Companies. Before joining his family business, Mr. Chan was an associate director in the proprietary investments group for a Japanese investment bank, Nomura International, from 2000 to 2004, and of AIG Investment Corporation from 1998 to 2000. He was responsible for developing new investment opportunities in private equity in Greater China. In addition, Mr. Chan is a seed investor and responsible officer of an Asia-focused fund, Evenstar Fund. >From 2005 to 2008, he also served as a senior advisor to Elliott Associates, a leading U.S. based activist investment fund with assets under management in excess of UK$10 billion.
Stephen Moss (Chair) & Michael Hirst
Stephen Moss (Chair) & Michael Hirst