Industry Update
Appointment 6 June 2019

James Struthers

Promoted President
At KSL Resorts in La Quinta - CA, USA

James StruthersKSL Resorts Chairman and CEO Scott Dalecio is pleased to announce James Struthers, the company’s longtime Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to President of KSL Resorts. As CFO at KSL Resorts for 14 years, James was charged with improving financial performance and delivering high returns to investors and partners. In 2012, James was appointed to head the asset management division of KSL Resorts. To position KSL Resorts for the future, James says he’ll “focus on people and resources, continuous improvement, innovation, and on driving the strategy of the company.” As KSL Resorts looks to expand globally, James’ extensive international experience is particularly relevant. Prior to coming stateside, James trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and Hong Kong. He then held a number of high-profile financial positions in large, diverse international organizations taking him all over the world. James was the CFO of Orient-Express Hotels (now Belmond), where he and the CEO completed the successful Initial Public Offering of the company and “rang the bell” at the New York Stock Exchange. Before that, James was CFO of Eurostar, provider of high-speed (200 MPH) train service between London, Paris and Brussels. Travel is in James’ blood. He was born in Jamaica to Scottish parents who took the family around the world, residing in several different places throughout his upbringing. In his off hours, James enjoys spending time with his three boys who are deeply into all kinds of athletic endeavors.
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