BANGKOK - April 11, 2017 - Gordon Drake has joined Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas as the chief financial officer for the group.
He brings more than 13 years of global hospitality experience in corporate capital markets, financial asset management and risk management as well as the development and implementation of operational and financial strategy. Prior to this Six Senses appointment he had held several positions at Kingdom Hotels Investments since 2007. He was appointed as chief financial officer and board director in 2009, then later adding head of mergers & acquisitions where he oversaw a multitude of asset transactions in addition to the sale of Fairmont Raffles to Accor. He had recently also been a board member of the Savoy Hotel in London as well as Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts.
Gordon’s career started with Ernst & Young in London. He worked in the Treasury departments of UK FTSE companies Pearson and Hammerson, and was the Group Treasurer and Corporate Finance Manager at Rocco Forte Hotels.
A British citizen, Gordon is a qualified chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales. He holds a B.Sc. Hons in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol and an AMCT professional qualification with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Based at the Six Senses home office in Bangkok, Gordon is accompanied by his wife, Marina and their four sons.
Gordon Drake as chief financial officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
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About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 31 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.
Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the nine properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. Six Senses hotels which share the same vision and values found at their award-winning resorts will premiere in the group’s first urban location, New York City, in 2019.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are located in all Six Senses and Evason resorts; 18 additional standalone spas are located in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as the premier class lounges of two major airports.
Evason introduces a collection of two unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.