Delegate Profile

Mike Pooley

Job TitleConsultant


Next year Mike will celebrate 40 unbroken years in a career that has spanned the has spanned the world and enabled him to offer a deep and valuable insight into the mechanics of business, the make-up of business leaders, and the performance of winning teams of all sizes and ambitions.  A graduate of Oxford Brookes Hotel School Mike has a rich set of references in delivering service excellence in the hotel and hospitality sector, an international supply chain management brief for leading food service brands and has also spent nearly 20 years as a senior manager with the gategroup. He first joined at its inception as Gategourmet in the UK in 1994 moving to Switzerland in 1996. He was Head of Innovation when the wider group was formed in 2007 and present at its listing in Zurich in 2009 when he also took up a key strategic role in Singapore running their Asia Pacific division for four years until 2013.Today he is based in Bath, Somerset from where he runs his own entity advising on business and core product development and strategic programmes as well as providing executive coaching in support of food, service, travel, and lifestyle brands. He is an established Student Mentor at Oxford Brookes University for both graduate and post graduate students in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  In the past four years since leaving gategroup he has enjoyed close collaborations with corporates and several SMEs at various points in their growth curve requiring specialist support in breaking into new territories and diversifying their portfolios. He is retained as a senior advisor by CEOs of ambitious and dynamic businesses and uses his career experience to help bring value to their planned projects and business priorities. 

Conference Sessions

  • Meet the Mentors

    Thursday14:15 - 14:4504 Apr 2019
    At Stand: Taste of Travel

    Onboard Hospitality’s Mentoring Network helps connect industry experts with newcomers looking for help. This year five well informed industry insiders have ment...

    • Language: English

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