Originally from Scotland, Fergus has over 30 years' experience working in the luxury hospitality industry. He spent 25 years working overseas in 11 different countries and regions, including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE.
He joined Jumeirah from an 11-year tenure at IHG, where he held the position of Vice President, Luxury Hotels Division - Europe, responsible for overseeing iconic hotels including The Carlton Cannes, Paris le Grand, The Amstel in Amsterdam and the Intercontinental Park Lane. In addition, Fergus also oversaw Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Continental Europe, where he played an integral role in the expansion to key gateway cities.
Since Fergus joined us in 2019 as our Senior Vice President of UAE and Middle East Managed Hotels, he quickly established himself as a capable leader and influential with key stakeholders. His contribution to date, coupled with over 30 years of hospitality experience he brings to the table, are well regarded and will complement our ambitious plans, as we roll out our future roadmap and move forward with our newly acquired F&B portfolio. As Acting Chief Operating Officer, Fergus will oversee all hotel operations.