Team

When a bunch of folks who challenge the status quo came together to create hospitality experiences with a difference, Wellbrook was born.

Shanthan Balakrishnan

principal

Shanthan, holds a degree in Accounting and Finance, and is a Fellow with the ACCA. Throughout a 23-year career he has held multiple roles in hotel operational finance, residential and commercial real estate.

Most recently he was UK & Europe Finance Director for The Hoxton group of hotels, where he provided finance leadership across multiple properties, and throughout different countries. He is an expert in the production of management accounts, forecasting and budgeting, consolidation, due diligence, covenant reporting, taxation, negotiating leases, crafting and implementing SOPs. He is at ease liaising with auditors, government bodies, lawyers, banks and CEOs.

For all things finance, Shanthan’s your man.

PJ Kenny

principal

PJ Kenny is well-known throughout the industry as a leader who delivers sustainable growth to businesses. He brings high performing people together to create teams that consistently exceed expectations. With a degree in Hotel Management from University College Birmingham PJ has 17 years experience in senior leadership roles at such industry giants as Jurys Doyle, Jurys Inns and Hilton Worldwide, where he was Director of Operations at The Hilton London Metropole – the biggest hotel in Europe.

Most recently he was General Manager for one of The Hoxton hotel group’s most successful London hotels. PJ has experience across all aspects of the hospitality industry, from opening new built projects, managing boutique and large-scale properties, providing leadership and making a positive impact on the bottom line.

PJ is a man with a plan, and has it covered.

Timothy Griffin

principal

Timothy Griffin’s career in hospitality has been split between New York City and London. His first stint in New York was at The Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue and the Hilton Short Hills where he held held leadership roles in Operations Management. Most recently as Managing Director for North America Timothy brought The Hoxton brand to the US, opening sites in New York, Portland, Chicago and LA.

He played a key role in defining the Hoxton brand, and as the group’s Brand Director he oversaw graphic design, PR, social media, retail, digital marketing, partnerships and events.An alumni of Thames Valley University where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management and Cranfield University School of Management’s Accelerated Talent Development Programme.

He has taught post graduate students Rooms Division Operations at NYU, is a member of the Savoy Education Trust’s Scholarship St. Julian’s Scholars and is on the Advisory Board for Hospitality Design Magazine. Timothy creates the magic, and bottles it.

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Jacinta Phelan

Graduated from Ecole Les Roches in Switzerland and has become an experienced operator, creator and food & beverage expert, collaborating with the finest creative minds in the hospitality world.  

She has been involved in many successful Members Clubs, Restaurants & Bars and Hotels including Chiltern Firehouse, Sunset Beach, The Mercer NYC, Chateau Marmont LA, Sanders Copenhagen, Gleneagles, Hoxton, The Birley Group, Cecconi's in Mayfair, Oxo Tower and Atlantic Bar and Grill.

Jacinta has worked with many of the world's most renowned entrepreneurs, Chef's and designers such as Richard & Patricia Caring, Sharan Pasricha, Andre Balazs, Harry Handelsman, Marco Pierre White, Jason Atherton, Giorgio Locatelli and Nuno Mendes.    Jacinta also acts as a non exec director and sits on the advisory board for one of the top 100 NGO’s ‘Movember'.

Jacinta never has to wait for a table.

Jutta Moore

Recognised industry wide as one of Revenue Management’s true thought leaders. Her expertise in revenue optimisation, digital distribution, commercial and project management  have been sought by some of the hospitality industry’s leading names. Jutta has held senior roles with Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Six Senses and Le Meridien.

In 2005 Jutta founded Moore Hotel Consulting where she has worked with hundreds of businesses to develop and implement robust revenue management strategies, digital distribution and dynamic pricing backed by leading edge technologies. Projects focus on revenue growth and bottom line profitability through pricing, channel management, forecasting, analytics and integrating Digital, Sales and Marketing efforts with Revenue Management. Jutta’s previous clients include GLH, Dorchester Collection, Corinthia International, Hotel Cafe Royal, easyHotel, Travelodge and Premier Inn.

Most recently Jutta was engaged by Ennismore to provide consultancy services to  elevate revenue performance, focusing on increasing revenue per available room across Ennismore’s European Estate. If there were Revenue Rock Stars - Jutta would be one.

Martin Harrigan

With over thirty years’ experience working in people planning and human resources. He studied HR and Management at Warwick and Bradford Universities. With a background in the hospitality sector for a large part of his career he has experience of business start-ups, reorganisations, acquisitions, franchise and independent hotel operations including acting as HR consultant to The Hoxton for ten years. He has also been involved in the provision of HR Management services on an outsource basis in the travel and tourism sectors both in the UK and Spain.

Martin provides businesses with the right advice, documentation and a pro-active approach so they are not only be protected but build the foundation from which their culture can flourish.Martin is definitely a people person.

Alan Hutchinson

Alan enjoys developing beautiful spaces and has a passion for repurposing old buildings. He has spent the last 20 years developing hotels and successfully completed significant renovations of trading hotels across the globe for Hilton, Hoxton and Yotel.

He holds a MSc in Surveying from the University of Reading and is a member of the RICS. His experience covers all development stages; from the initial site due diligence, through the construction phases to handover to operations.

Alan has an extensive toolkit at home.

Oliver Peyton OBE

Advisor

A hospitality luminary. Renown for not only creating some of the most talked about dining experiences of the last forty years, but also for his screen presence as a judge on BBC2's Great British Menu since 2006.

His first foray into hospitality was the opening of two nightclubs; The Can in Brighton – favourably reviewed during 1983 by The Face magazine – and later Raw in London. In the 1990s he moved into restaurants, opening the Atlantic Bar & Grill near Piccadilly in 1994 and Coast in Mayfair in 1995. These were followed in Manchester by Mash & Air, a brasserie and a restaurant respectively, both in a former warehouse in the Canal Street district.

Further developments saw Mash opening in London in 1998 and in 1999 Isola in Knightsbridge. In 2002 Peyton opened the Admiralty restaurant in Somerset House to serve its arts community, and 2004 saw the opening of Inn the Park, a restaurant in St James's Park. The Peyton & Byrne company was incorporated in 2005, which led to further restaurants at national establishments: National Dining Rooms and National Café at the National Gallery, a cafe at the Wellcome Collection and the Wallace restaurant at the Wallace Collection, among others.  

From February 2018 Oliver joined his sister-in-law Alex Polizzi in a new Channel 5 series Peyton And Polizzi’s Restaurant Rescue and he is the author of two cookbooks.
Oliver runs a tight ship in the kitchen at home.

Charles Oakshett

Advisor

Co-founder of Agathos, a leading provider of equity funding to UK SMEs. He has spent his entire career working with UK SMEs, both high-growth, highly-profitable businesses and those in distress. His most recent role was as CFO of Ennismore. Charles headed the investment team and all finance functions, transforming the business into a highly profitable group with over 1,500 employees, assets in excess of $1bn and turnover over $200m.

Prior to Ennismore, Charles spent 4 years as Investment Director at Better Capital LLP, deploying a £204m fund into businesses in complex situations, and 6 years at BDO where he specialised in transactions involving both distressed and growing UK SMEs. Charles is ACA qualified and has an MA in Classics from Cambridge University.

If you’re stranded on a desert island – make sure it’s with Charles.

Stephen Lloyd

Advisor

Stephen Lloyd has extensive experience within the hospitality sector. He was Managing Director for the Hoxton in the UK and Europe from inception in 2005 until recently. He opened the first four hotels for the brand in London, Amsterdam and Paris.

Prior to that he was Vice President of Operations for IHG, working in the UK and Europe.

He has built successful management teams over many years, and instilled strong operational and financial procedures in the businesses he has managed.

A keen cyclist he recently rode from London to Paris and back, saying it’s only a hill - get over it!

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