Stutchbury to leave AAT for CrestaFebruary 6th, 2012 by Andrew Moth | Categories: hotels, industry, people, restaurants, tourism
The group MD of Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), Glenn Stutchbury, is to leave his position on April 30 to join the Cresta Group of hotels as chief operating officer (COO).
Over the past 27 years he has worked for several hotel organisations in the Zimbabwe tourism industry, the past four years being at AAT, whose flagship property is the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
In a tribute to Stutchbury, AAT executive chairman Dave Glynn said: “He has contributed greatly to our group and, on behalf of AAT, I wish him every success in his new role.
“This is a significant opportunity for Glenn. He also contributes much to our industry at large, via his role in the Zimbabwe Council of Tourism (ZCT) and other aspects, and we look forward to maintaining a close relationship with him as we all strive to go forward in our industry.”
Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Stutchbury has CHA certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association and was GM of various hotels before being appointed regional operations and commercial director of the Meikles Africa Hotels Group, whose properties included Meikles Harare, The Victoria Falls Hotel and the Cape Grace.
As MD of Africa Albida Tourism his portfolio includes Victoria Falls Safari Lodge; Lokuthula Lodges; and The Boma – Place of Eating and Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe, Botswana.
Glynn added “Glenn has been in the Zimbabwe hospitality industry since 1984 and has been one of the driving forces behind Zimbabwe’s tourism development and its hotel business. Through his wisdom and vision of the future Glenn played a decisive role in the development of the AAT group and the industry in general has been able to overcome numerous challenges thanks to his leadership, guidance and sense of integrity.”
AAT will announce any adjustments to its management structure as a result of this development in due course.