The JHA currently represents around 350 hospitality industry partners including hotels, guest houses, self-catering apartments, campsites, restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, clubs, attractions, food service businesses, tour operators, transport providers, car hire companies, leisure, retail and hospitality sector suppliers. As part of its sector wide remit, the management of the Association is vested in a Management Committee consisting of representatives from a broad cross-section of businesses, which meets regularly, and generally takes decisions, by consensus.

Such Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Association for a term of up to three years. Of the whole Management Committee at least four shall, where practicable, be representatives of the accommodation sector. The Chief Executive Officer attends Management Committee meetings and is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Association and all its activities. The CEO works in close liaison with the President and the Management Committee as well as members of the Association and trade partners. The Association trades indirectly by means of Jersey registered limited liability companies such as the Jersey Hospitality Association Limited. This company is held beneficially in Trust for the members of the Association by a Purpose Trust called the Jersey Hospitality Association Trust.

Ian Barnes
Profiles - Management Committee

ian_barnes President Jersey Hospitality Association

Managing Director
Organization: Barnes Publishing Ltd
Description of Organisation: Publishing, Sales & Marketing, Print & Design, Distribution and Event Management.
Other Information: Chairman of the Public Lotteries Board.
Member of Jersey Chamber of Commerce Tourism Sub-Committee.
Past President Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Past President Rotary Club de la Manche.

Bill Dolan
Profiles - Management Committee

Vice President Jersey Hospitality Association

Organisation: Dolan Hotels Ltd
Description of Organisation: 4 Star Somerville and 3 star Golden Sands and Cristina Hotels.

Mark Crowther
Profiles - Management Committee

mark_crowther Vice President Jersey Hospitality Association

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The Liberation Group
Description of Organisation: The Liberation Group is the market leading pub, restaurant and drinks business across the Channel Islands with 68 predominantly freehold pubs located in Jersey (44 pubs), Guernsey (22 pubs) and Alderney (2 pubs).
The Liberation Group also own and operate the Jersey Brewery - home of the award winning Liberation Ale and Mary Ann beers and the two major Channel Islands drinks distribution businesses; Victor Hugo in Jersey, and Bucktrout & Company in Guernsey plus associated wholesale and retail outlets. Further details on

Lynda Tanguy
Profiles - Management Committee

JHA Hon Treasurer

Position: Area Manager for the Channel Islands
Organisation: Premier Holidays
Description of Organisation: Award winning Travel Company, established in 1936

Robert Jones
Profiles - Management Committee

robert_jonesCommittee Member Jersey Hospitality Association

Position: Director
Organisation: Jersey Pottery Group
Description of Organisation: Group comprises of Jersey Pottery Group, Jersey Pottery Cafe's, Jersey Pottery Catering and Events Company, Banjo - Brasserie- Bars - Rooms, The Oyster Box Bar and Restaurant, Capsicum Contract Catering, Jersey Pottery ceramic, design, production, retail and export.

Paul Luxon
Profiles - Management Committee

paul_luxonCommitte Member Jersey Hospitality Association

Position: Director
Organization: Hotel de France

Mike King
Profiles - Management Committee

mike_king Committee Member Jersey Hospitality Association

Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Economic Development Department
Other Information: Mike King graduated from Imperial College, University of London in 1980. He  joined the States of Jersey from the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) where he held the position of Executive Director with responsibility for international inward investment operations across 14 countries. Before joining the WDA, Mike spent over 20 years in senior management positions in the international oil and gas industry in exploration, production and commercial roles working in London and Houston, Texas. Mike moved to Jersey with his wife and five children in August 2005.

Marcus Calvani
Profiles - Management Committee

marcus_calvani Committee Member Jersey Hospitality Association

Managing Director
Organization: La Cantina, LTD
Description of Organisation: Family owned restaurant and importing company.
Other Information: Born and raised on Jersey, Marcus has spent the last 15 years in the USA and is the Channel Island’s first graduate of the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Marcus’s experience within the hospitality industry varies from large scale master planning and conceptual design to business planning and operations in food and beverage. He has worked on developments in large tourism destinations including Las Vegas, Orlando, Caribbean, and Dubai. He is the former president of the Cornell Hotel Society of Central Florida and has recently relocated back to Jersey with his wife to take over the family business which has been successfully operating here for over 35 years.

Dave Chalk
Profiles - Management Committee

dave chalk Committee Member Jersey Hospitality Association

Managing Director
Organisation: Cimandis
Description of Organisation: Cimandis is the Channel Islands leading Food Service Provider operating out of warehouses on Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney. All sectors of Food Service are catered for including Fresh Butchery, Fish, Fruit & Vegetables and Bakery products, alongside Frozen, Chilled and Ambient products. Cimandis is also the Channel Islands Distributor for The Coca-Cola Company, and for Warburtons Fresh & Frozen Bread, and is a member of the Country Range Group. Further details on

Nigel J. Robson
Profiles - Management Committee

nigel robson Committee Member Jersey Hospitality Association

Chief Executive
Organisation: Lodestar Group / Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa
Description of Organisation: The Lodestar Group are a Hotel operator and Property Group based in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Further details on : &

Eamonn Elliott
Profiles - Management Committee

eamonn elliott Committee Member Jersey Hospitality Association

General Manager
Organisation: Grand Jersey
Description of Organisation: Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa is the only five-star, Michelin starred property in the Channel Islands. The hotel's mission is to deliver an exceptional experience to its customers, suppliers, partners and team. Grand Jersey operates in the luxury hotel market in Jersey and prospects business from international corporate travellers; short break high spending leisure travellers from the UK and Europe; people visiting friends and family; and residential and day conferences for up to 70 delegates. Mr Elliott's responsibility to Grand Jersey and its stake holders is to act as a custodian of this iconic property through continuous improvement in both the fabric of the building and how the team delivers an exceptional experience to all of its customers whilst driving profitably.

Gerald Fletcher
Profiles - Executive Team

gerald_fletcherPosition: Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Jersey Hospitality Association Ltd

Other Information:
Previously MD and General Manager of Hotel L’Horizon, Jersey.
Directed the opening of the Jersey Conference Bureau as a private public sector entity.
Joined the JHA, as its Chief Executive, in 1997.

Other Information:
Member of the Institute of Hospitality formerly the HCIMA, Institute of Directors, Skal and several hospitality industry steering and advisory groups.

Valerie Averty
Profiles - Executive Team

valerie_avertyPosition: Accounts Administrator
Organization: Jersey Hospitality Association Ltd

Other Information:
Employed in the Finance Sector for nearly 20 years, mostly as Mortgage Advisor for Abbey National Plc and latterly as Customer Services Manager/ Product Development Co-ordinator for Abbey International Jersey. Joined the JHA in June 2006.