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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.

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.

Sharon Segal, Finance Director

Sharon previously worked at The ONE Group, as Director of Finance, having joined the business in 2011, in order to open the UK / European office and head up the European expansion. Sharon holds a BA(Hons) in Economics from Manchester Unversity, an MA in Demography from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is an MBA graduate from the London Business School.

In addition, Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in investment markets having spent the early part of her investment career with Deutsche Bank as a sell side equities analyst and then with Aviva Investors as a UK Small-Mid Cap Fund Manager, responsible for c£1bn in assets under management. Subsequently she headed up the Regulated Fund of Funds team at Fitzwilliam Asset Management and was the lead Fund Manager of the award winning fund, Fitzwilliam Balanced Managed Fund and has also held a ‘AA’ rating from Citywire.

Remuneration Committee

Stephen Moss (Chair) & Michael Hirst

Audit Committee

Stephen Moss (Chair) & Michael Hirst