Named Deputy Chairman
At Swire Hotels in Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
Toby Smith will replace Brian Williams as Deputy Chairman, whilst Dean Winter will take over from Toby as Managing Director. Following 14 years at Swire Hotels, Brian Williams will take up the role of Senior Advisor to Swire Hotels from his new base in the UK.
Toby joined the Swire group as a Management Trainee in 1991, and has since held positions within the group's shipping and aviation sectors, taking him to far-flung countries across the globe including Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Australia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, France, Singapore and Hong Kong. As Deputy Chairman, Toby will lead Swire Hotels' growth strategy for both Swire Properties owned developments and Hotel Management Agreements with third party owners.