De Vere has announced the appointment of Hayley Chilver to the newly-created role of Operations Director for its London properties, which includes De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, De Vere Holborn Bars, De Vere Canary Wharf, De Vere West One and De Vere Devonport House.

Hayley joins De Vere with more than 20 years’ experience in the meeting and event sector, having previously held Operations Manager and General Manager positions at Crowne Plaza, Marriott and Moat House Hotels.

“With Hayley’s breadth of experience in both the hotel and meetings and events industries, and her excellent ability to motivate and lead teams, we’re delighted to welcome her to the De Vere family," says Laurie Nicol, Chief Operating Officer at De Vere.

“Hayley’s first priority will be working with the team to reposition our non-residential properties under a new meetings and events service for our London properties called ‘One Space’, which will be the launching in the coming months. One Space will allow our customers to differentiate our day meeting properties from our residential properties. I have no doubt that Hayley is perfectly positioned to successfully deliver this exciting update to our initiative.”

Hayley adds: “I am thrilled to take the next step in my career with De Vere. I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic teams at all of the London properties, to ensure delegates have the best possible experience.”