Chief Executive Officer
Ian is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hostec International.
Born in country South Australia, Ian initiated a career in the international hotel industry and was an
inaugural graduate of the Swiss Hotel Association's International College of Hotel Management in
Adelaide. Following his graduation from hotel school Ian pursued a Corporate Management
Traineeship with Hyatt International. Having completed international stints with luxury hotels in
Paris and Toronto, his early career focused on Food & Beverage & Rooms Division operations.
In 1997, in conjunction with fellow Hotel Management school graduate, Raman Nambiar, Ian
changed direction from his hotel career to pursue his own business interests and shortly thereafter,
Hostec was born.
The company has forged an enviable position in the market over the course of the past 12 years
and is now regarded internationally as a leading provider of education, recruitment and training
solutions to the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries.
Direct: +61 2 8002 0210
Talent Solutions Manager
Kerry is responsible for the management of the Talent Solutions division and she specialises in our
Senior Executive and Sales & Marketing opportunities.
Kerry was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Australia. She pursued a career in Hospitality,
graduating from the prestigious “The Hotel School” in Sydney before embarking upon a career in
Rooms Division before making the transition to Sales & Marketing several years later.
Kerry spent five years with The Ritz-Carlton in Rooms Division and Sales, and has since had the
opportunity to work with Hyatt International and Accor across three continents, Australia, Europe and
the Middle East. Kerry took on board a role with Accor in London with their International Sales
division before moving to the Middle East where she managed international markets from the GCC.
Kerry has previously represented Hostec in the Middle East as our marketing representative, prior to
returning to Australia in the capacity of Senior Executive Consultant. Kerry is recognised as a leader
in hospitality executive search recruitment and she is committed to working in partnership with our
clients to find the best people in the business for their organisations.
Direct: +61 8002 0243
James joins Hostec with extensive sales experience within the five star hotel market coupled with a
strong recruitment background.
Graduating from Thames Valley University London with a HND in Hospitality Management, James
completed a bespoke management training course at The Landmark London Hotel with a large
focus being in the Sales and Events areas. Once completing this he headed the Groups and
Events Sales team.
After a number of years working in London, James secured a role as Events Manager at the
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney and after a short stint in this role was promoted to Corporate Events
Manager. From this he moved over into a recruitment position at Hudson Global Resources,
recruiting in the Accounting and Finance space within the fields of Property and Construction.
Direct: +61 2 8002 0220
Alistair joined Hostec in November 2009, having just moved to Australia from the UK.
Following completion of a Business Studies degree in London, Alistair embarked on a sales
career, initially in advertising sales for 2 years before moving into recruitment, where he
recruited in the fields of Human Resources, Property and subsequently the Health and Fitness
Alistair then moved into the hospitality industry, in the role of Sales and Marketing Manager, a
role coupled with operational events management duties for The Spirit Group, where he stayed
for 3 years. Following this, an opportunity arose to work for the largest hotel operator in the
world, IHG, where for 2 years Alistair managed the sales across 3 Holiday Inn properties.
Upon his arrival in Australia, Alistair decided to combine his new found knowledge of the hotel
industry with his passion for sales and recruitment by joining the team at Hostec.
Direct: +61 2 8002 0268
Remi specialises in Culinary positions across all international regions at Hostec.
Remi, a French national, completed his Master’s Degree in Sales and Marketing at the Amiens
Business School in France before heading off to embark upon his international career. Remi spent
one year in Brussels before moving to London to further his career. In the UK, Remi commenced
his culinary experience as a Recruitment Consultant focusing on the UK, Europe and Middle
Eastern markets. Remi worked with a broad range of clients, such as IHG, Accor, Starwood,
Dorchester, Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont, as well as high profile Rosette and Michelin Star restaurants
such as Joel Robuchon and Nobu and finally international catering companies.
Remi’s knowledge, networks and International experience brings a great deal of value to the
Hostec team. Remi speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and is now calling Australia
Direct: +61 2 8002 0275
Talent Solutions Co-ordinator
Kate joins Hostec having recently spent the last several years of her career with InterContinental
Hotels Group in Sydney. Throughout this time she has worked in various Guest Services, Human
Resources and Learning and Development roles.
Kate completed a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, graduating from the prestigious
“The Hotel School” in Sydney where she was awarded the Rafael Ribas Memorial Scholarship in
2008. Kate has attained an Advanced Diploma in Reception Operations & Services through City &
Guilds London and Certificate II Commercial Cookery.
Kate’s interests in Human Resources, and Hospitality Experience led her to seek new challenges,
joining Hostec in 2009.
Direct: +61 2 8002 0237