Meet The Team
Wayne is the Chief Executive Officer of HTI Consulting. He has been involved in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries for 30 years. He has held operational management positions in 5-star hotels for 9 years in the United Kingdom and South Africa working for international management companies such as: Three Cities Hotels, Sun international and Forte Hotels. He began consulting in 1999 with Grant Thornton. In 2003 Wayne left Grant Thornton to start HTI Consulting.
Wayne has experience working in or consulting to clients for the past 20 years and has worked in over 40 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Key skills include brokerage, asset management, operator selection and management contract negotiation, due diligence, financial analysis, feasibility analysis.
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.
Allan is an Associate at HTI Consulting in the Cape Town office focused on advisory assignments. He has 7 years of specialist Hospitality consulting experience with Grant Thornton and JLL and joined HTI Consulting in April 2019. He has a Bachelors Degree in Town and Regional Planning and is currently completing his Masters in property Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Key areas of expertise include feasibility analysis, operator selection, management contract negotiation and due diligence. Allan has consulted to clients across the continent including key markets such as: South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Mozambique, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Togo, Kenya, Egypt, Senegal and Eswatini
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 2017, Kirsten joined HTI Consulting and has strengthened her considerable experience in feasibility analysis, due diligence, operator selections and valuation assignments. She has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, including markets such as Liberia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
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.
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.
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.