Singapore-based lifestyle collection the Como Group has appointed Tapa Tibble to the role of managing director of the Americas.
In this role, Tibble will be based in the Turks & Caicos, overseeing Como Parrot Cay, as well as sister property Como Metropolitan Miami Beach in Florida.
He will also lead upcoming projects that are in the pipeline in the region.
Tibble is joining the Como Group from his role as regional director of Europe for Aman Resorts, where he was responsible for the operation of its European portfolio.
He is a Canadian-born New Zealander of Maori heritage and has had a somewhat unusual education for a luxury hotelier.
His studies include, among other things, a bachelor’s degree in social science with majors in law and international relations, as well as post-graduate qualifications in strategic studies.
After finishing studying, he shifted his focus to hospitality, completing the general manager’s programme at Cornell University.
His 25 years of experience has seen him take on several prominent roles, including shipboard management and general management positions in central Australia and the Philippines with some of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands.
Tibble said: “I am very excited to join Como Group, especially leading the team of the iconic Como Parrot Cay as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary.”