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The People 1st Hospitality Accreditation Panel

The People 1st Hospitaity Accreditation Panel is an independent group made up of representatives from leading hospitality organisations. The panel makes the final decision on whether a college or training provider meets the standards needed to receive People 1st accreditation.

The members of the panel are:

  • Sean Wheeler (Panel Chair) - Director of People Development, Principal Hotels
  • Adam Bateman - Group Exec Chef, Intercontentintal Hotels Group plc, 
  • Dan Barnes - Learning and Development Manager, Caprice Holdings Ltd
  • Duncan Swanson - Director of Human Resources, Rhubarb
  • Garry Baldwin - Senior Hotel Inspector, AA Hotel Services
  • Jon Reed, Brand Director, PurpleCubed
  • Julian Tomlin - General Manager, Exclusive Hotels
  • Karina Morgan-Rhoden - Lexington Catering
  • Matthew Rowledge - Human Resources Officer, Royal Garden Hotel
  • Paula Ellis, Group General Manager, The Retreats Group
  • Rob Flinter - General Manager, Park Plaza
  • Rosie Maguire, Chef, Loch Lomond Golf Club
  • Steve Rocky - People Director, Limewood Group
  • Steve Thorpe - Hospitality Catering and Educational Consultant