Non-exec trio complete Jumeirah board

Dubai Holding has confirmed the appointment of three non-executives to the Board of the Jumeirah Group, completing the formation of the Board of Directors for the group.The non-executives who have joined the Jumeirah Group Board of Directors are: Sir David Michels, who was with the Hilton Group for many years where he most recently held the position of Group Chief Executive; Alan Parker, Chief Executive of Whitbread plc; and Michael Williams who was in charge of development for Mandarin Oriental before he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Renaissance Hotel Group.

The non-executive directors join Gerald Lawless, Chairman of the Board, and his Dubai Holding colleagues, Fadel Al Ali, Executive Chairman Dubai Holding Operations, Saeed Al Muntafiq, Executive Chairman of Tatweer and Farhan Faraidooni, Executive Chairman of Sama Dubai.

“With expansion plans to grow our portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts to 57 by 2011, the management board at Jumeirah Group has made yet another important, strategic step in aligning its organizational structure to successfully manage the widespread growth and change the company is undergoing” said Lawless.