Peter Gowers

Board member

Peter was appointed to our board in January 2020. He is an experienced travel and leisure executive, with prior leadership roles in both public and private businesses in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

His most recent executive position was as Chief Executive of Travelodge. Travelodge is the UK’s largest privately held hotel group, with a portfolio of more than 500 hotels, employing more than 10,000 colleagues.

Prior to joining Travelodge, Peter served successively as Head of Strategy, Group Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Executive, Asia-Pacific, for the FTSE-100 listed InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) plc; and as Chief Executive of the FTSE-250 listed Anglo-French Real Estate Investment Trust, Safestore Holdings plc.

His early career was spent with the corporate finance group of the international management consultancy Arthur D.Little, before joining the strategic planning team of the UK brewing, pubs and restaurants and hotels conglomerate, Bass plc.

He holds a first-class degree in Law from Keble College, Oxford University.

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