Paul Macpherson joined Kerzner International in March 2015 as the EVP Global Business & Real Estate Development. In his role at Kerzner, Paul will drive the business development strategy to continue the global expansion of Kerzner International’s brands.
Paul joined Kerzner from Whitbread PLC, where he held the position of President & Managing Director for Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International since 2011. At Whitbread, Paul implemented the 10-year international expansion strategy for Premier Inn hotels. He built that company’s international presence, as well as established a robust development pipeline spanning from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia. Prior to joining Whitbread, Paul worked with Jumeirah where he held the position of Chief Development Officer from 2005, overseeing the entire development strategy of global expansion for the brand. He has also worked at Hilton International where he held the position of Vice President Development for Asia Pacific and Middle East since 1999. Paul has also held the position of Vice President - Asia Pacific at PKF Consulting in Hong Kong and Singapore since 1994.
Prior to moving to Asia, Paul worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, Price Waterhouse and Air Canada.