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Sir David Michels
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David has held a number of senior management and plc board positions in the leisure industry. He spent 15 years with Grand Metropolitan mainly in sales and marketing, which culminated in a Board position as worldwide marketing director. In 1989, he became deputy chairman of Hilton UK and executive vice-president, Hilton International. He joined Stakis in 1991 as chief executive and became group chief executive of the Hilton Group (formerly Ladbroke Group) in June 2000, a position he held until 2006.
He is the current President of the British Hospitality Association and was knighted in June 2006 for services to the hospitality industry.
*Official resumé as posted at easyJet.com, June 2010