UK: ASAP has announced that Richard Whittaker, EMEA director of supplier management for Oakwood Worldwide, has been appointed as its new deputy chair.
Whittaker has more than 17 years' experience in the serviced
apartment sector and has led the EMEA supply chain management team
at Oakwood Worldwide since 2011. His appointment
was announced at ASAP's general meeting yesterday and he will
take up the role with immediate effect.
Whittaker said: "This is a very exciting time for the serviced apartment industry and I am honoured to accept the role of deputy chair of the ASAP. I have been a keen supporter of the association for many years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on a leading role as we continue to grow and develop the industry on behalf of ASAP members."
James Foice, ASAP CEO, said: "I am thrilled that Richard has been appointed to the role of Deputy Chair of the ASAP. His very extensive experience in our serviced apartment sector globally will be a tremendous asset to us at this pivotal time of growth for our Association. He has played a key part on our Steering Committee over the last year and has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for our sector so I very much look forward to working with him in the coming months as we plan for our future growth."