Meet The Team

Wayne is Chief Executive Officer of HTI Consulting. He has a three year Hotel Management Certificate and Grant Thornton covering 36 countries focusing on: feasibilities, bank due diligence, operator selection, finance raising and asset management. from the University of Johannesburg and an MBA from CASS Business School in London.

Wayne has 9 years of middle management operational experience in some of the leading 5-star hotels and resorts in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Wayne also has 16 years of specialist hospitality management consulting experience with HTI Consulting

Contact: wtroughton@hticonsulting.co.za

Kirsty is Head of Research and Quality Control with HTI Consulting and  has a BCOM degree in marketing from the University of South Africa. Kirsty has been involved in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries for a period of 15 years. Kirsty has extensive experience in undertaking market and financial feasibility studies for stand alone hotel developments and integrated resorts.

Kirsty has 15 years of Hospitality Consulting experience with HTI Consulting and KPMG (South Africa and Hungary). Kirsty joined HTI Consulting in 2010 as an Associate Consultant, becoming a full-time employee in February 2012. Kirsty has worked on assignments covering: South Africa, Ethiopia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda, Swaziland, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Gabon, Congo, Seychelles, DRC, the Gambia, Mauritius, Kenya and the UAE.

Contact: kstewart@hticonsulting.co.za

Kirsten started her career in the hospitality industry by undertaking a Postgraduate in Management Sciences with a focus on hospitality and tourism management in Cape Town, South Africa. As part of her studies, Kirsten enrolled in an internship at Grant Thornton as a Research within their Strategic Development and Planning Business Unit. Upon completion of this Kirsten joined Grant Thornton permanently as a Consultant focusing on the tourism and hospitality sector. In this role, she was involved in feasibility studies, tourism and business strategies, economic impact modelling, market research and business due diligences.

She has conducted numerous studies on the African continent including Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

In 2017, Kirsten joined HTI Consulting as a Hospitality Analyst within the Advisory and Transactions Unit.

Contact: kmanning@hticonsulting.co.za

Experienced Personal Assistant, Secretary as well as Receptionist. High level of interpersonal interaction combined with sound problem analysis capacity. Well-developed communication, planning and organization skills, with strong aptitude to motivate teams and individuals in order to transfer skills.

Gained wide exposure and experience in the Secretarial, Reception, and Administrative sectors. Years of experience in the Hospitality Sector, Private Sector as well as in the Public Sector.

Exposure in this area is broad and covers areas such as Office Management, Purchasing, Diary Management, Sales, Travel Management, and Customer Liaison. Flexibility and adaptability in these fields ensure reliable administration and support for any party concerned. Strong organizational skills and all projects are done with enthusiasm and success. Team player with proven ability to share knowledge and expertise and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact on all levels, and combined with time management, prove vital to any organization. Flexibility and adaptability ensure reliable administration and support for all parties concerned.

Contact: lvniekerk@hticonsulting.co.za

Meet The Team - HTI Capital Mauritius

Hubert has joined HTI Consulting in 2013 and has worked on Feasibility Studies, Operator Selections, Management Contract negotiation, Valuations, Asset management, Finance Raising and Hotel Transactions in over 22 countries of Africa, namely Benin, Guinea, Sénégal, Côte d´Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Congo, RDC, Angola, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius and South Africa.

Prior to working in Hospitality Consulting, Hubert gained work experience in private banking and hotel operations.

Hubert has a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (finance option) from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, in Switzerland as well as a Certificate from Cornell University in Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management.

Hubert speaks fluently French and English and can speak Spanish and Portuguese as well.

Contact: Hgolay@hticonsulting.co.za

Baptiste holds a Master of Sciences in International Hospitality Finance from Glion Institute of Higher Education of Switzerland. During his studies, Baptiste travelled in Canada, United States, Switzerland and Belgium where he gained knowledge in e-commerce projects, online marketing, data skills and hotels operation.

He worked as a feasibility analyst for Starwood Hotel & Resorts in Brussels, and was involved in analysing developments for potential hotels, preparing profit and loss statements, and research new projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His time there coincided with the acquisition by Marriott International.

At the beginning of 2017, Baptiste joined HTI Consulting in Cape Town, South Africa and has worked on various projects including feasibility studies, due diligence and valuations in: Benin, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia.

Contact: bpouchot@hticonsulting.co.za

Maëlle is a young and (dynamic) graduate from the École Hotelière de Lausanne (EHL), in Switzerland, where she obtained a degree in International Hospitality Management, with a focus in real estate finance, and hotel planning and development. While pursuing her degree in Switzerland, she has gained work experience in luxury travel planning and hotel operations, in Paris and London respectively. Upon her graduation from EHL in February 2019, Maëlle has joined our team in Cape Town where she assisted in numerous market and feasibility studies. Born and raised in Mauritius, speaking fluent English and French, Maëlle has worked on studies in West-Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. She is now based in our Mauritian office.

Contact: mpitot@hticonsulting.co.za

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