Glion Institute of Higher Education, claiming to be one of the world’s leading hospitality management institutions, has appointed Georgette Davey as Managing Director GIHE overseeing the Swiss and UK campuses. Davey was formerly Campus Director of the branch campus of Glion in London, launched in 2013 to answer the growing demand for hospitality professionals across the world.
As Managing Director, Davey will be responsible for leading GIHE Switzerland and UK campuses, driving and delivering further innovative strategies related to academics, operations and student experience. Davey is a prolific academic and seasoned hospitality management professional with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, including Hilton International and the Adams Group.
Davey’s first role in education was as a professor at University College Suffolk, where she spent eight years delivering a portfolio of degree courses in Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism. In 2001 she joined Les RochesGlobal Hospitality Education, Glion’s sister school,as professor of Human Resource Management in the BBA program. She was also instrumental in developing curricula for the Les RochesJin Jiang branch campus in Shanghai, China.
In 2006, Davey joined EcoleHôtelière de Lausanne as a senior consultant, responsible for the development of the Executive Education Programme worldwide. She also worked as a consultant to develop accredited hospitality management schools around the globe, including in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Mexico.
Davey graduated from Norwich Hotel School. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from University of East Anglia and is currently completingan MSc in International Hospitality Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
Georgette Davey commented: “I am excited to come back to Switzerland and be based at the historical site of Glion Institute of Higher Education. After four years in the UK building and developing the branch campus, I look forward to leading the global brand and bringing it to the next level. With the new academic changes currently taking place at Glion and a wealth of career opportunities on the horizon, Glion is best positioned to support and equip the future leaders of hospitality management.”