LEADERSHIP TEAM: GEORGETTE DAVEY
Managing Director Glion Switzerland and the United Kingdom
Georgette has had vast experience of both hospitality and academia, including spending considerable time working at both our Les Roches and Glion campuses.
Born in Britain, Georgette studied at Norwich Hotel School, before graduating from the University of East Anglia with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Sheffield Hallam University with a Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management. She then spent eight years working at University Campus Suffolk, becoming a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism. She joined Les Roches Global Hospitality Education in 2001, as a professor of Human Resource Management in the BBA program. While there, she was also instrumental in developing courses for the Les Roches Jin Jiang campus, located in Shanghai, China.
She originally joined Glion Institute of Higher Education in 2009, working as Postgraduate Programme Leader and subsequently Dean of the Glion campus, before rejoining the institution in 2013 to launch Glion London, our campus located in South West London. As Academic Dean and Campus Director, Georgette successfully gained the TIER 4 visa sponsorship licence, allowing non-EU students to study on our London campus. In addition to gaining QAA accreditation recognition, she also significantly contributed to its growth and demonstrated full commitment to our students, gaining awards in recognition of the Innovative Hospitality Education programme through implementing technology solutions to teaching and learning in the classroom for today’s millennium learners.
As well as experience in teaching, Georgette also has considerable experience of working within the hospitality sector. She has held leadership positions in a range of organisations, including Hilton Worldwide and the boutique hotel, Adams Group. She combined these experiences by working as a consultant, developing accredited hospitality management schools in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Mexico.
Returning to Switzerland, Georgette was appointed Managing Director of Glion campuses Switzerland and the United Kingdom in August 2017.