James Matthews

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Advisory Board Member

James Matthews is the Managing Director of Clevedon Hall.

He is a passionate hotelier that takes great satisfaction in creating environments where individuals with the potential to be outstanding are rewarded with truly successful careers. Currently, he leads a highly talented senior team who thrive on the delivery of brilliance as he sets the strategic direction of the company. Clevedon Hall is an events venue with a proposition based on the principle of exclusivity that caters to clients on a global scale for both their personal and corporate events.

Previously, James has held senior leadership roles in properties owned by private investors and global corporations. Over his career to date, he has won many awards at regional and national levels with the most recent being a full scholarship to the Cranfield School of Management which was provided by the Worshipful Company of Innholders at the conclusion of a highly demanding selection process in 2017.

When not working, James is keen to maintain his fitness levels through sports including basketball, discover new destinations and spend time with his wife and children whilst creating new dishes in the kitchen.

His specialities include operational leadership, strategic asset development, profit maximisation, business turnarounds, mobilisations and culture generation.