ORIENT-Express Hotels Ltd today announced that Martin O`Grady has been named the company`s new Chief Financial Officer.
"We are delighted to welcome Martin to the Orient-Express management team," said Paul White, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, which owns or part-owns 50 luxury hotel, tourist train and river cruise properties in 25 countries.
"He brings a unique blend of experience in the financial sector and in luxury lodging, which will be invaluable as we continue to execute our growth strategy."
Mr. O`Grady, 43 - who takes up his post on February 18 next year - will join Orient-Express from European real estate investment management firm Orion Capital Managers, where he has been Chief Financial Officer since January 2006.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Orient-Express management team as CFO, and look forward to working with Paul and his team to continue building on the company`s valuable brands," Mr O`Grady said.
"While I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Orion Capital Managers, this role at Orient-Express is an opportunity to fulfil my aspiration to work again with a leading hotel group with solid foundations and excellent opportunities for growth."