Rocco Forte Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel Ellen from Head of Finance to Group Finance Director and her appointment to the main board of directors.
In addition to managing the central finance team, Rachel Ellen will be responsible for providing financial leadership to the group and its hotels. She joins the Executive Committee and will report to Karim Naffah, Managing Director at Rocco Forte Hotels.
Since joining Rocco Forte Hotels 11 years ago, Rachel has held senior finance roles within the group and most recently served as Head of Finance since 2013. Prior to this, Rachel worked at KPMG within its leisure and tourism division, managing large sector audits.
Rachel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Of her appointment, Karim Naffah says “In addition to her proven technical skills, Rachel has accumulated a vast knowledge of our business over the years and brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience. She has been highly effective as Head of Finance and I am delighted to be working more closely with her in her new role.”