OREANDA-NEWS. Action Hotels, a leading owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four-star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Lindley as the Company's Finance Director, who will be joining the Company's senior management team on 1st June 2016, taking over from Katie Shelton, who has been acting as Interim CFO.

Andrew is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Economics from Reading University, UK.

Andrew has a more than 20 years of experience in senior finance positions in the UK and the Middle East.

Andrew was previously Vice President Finance - Africa for Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, looking after a portfolio of 25 Hotels across Africa and cruise operations in Egypt. He began his career in the hospitality industry in the UK with the Forte Group plc, and subsequently MacDonald Hotels plc. He then worked with 20:20 Mobile Group Ltd. in Senior Finance roles in the UK and the UAE. Andrew returned to hotels in 2013 as CFO of Abjar Hotels International, a hospitality company with a portfolio of franchise and managed hotels in Dubai.

Alain Debare, Chief Executive Officer, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Andrew Lindley to our senior management team as Finance Director. Andrew brings with him a significant amount

 of financial skills and experience of hospitality and the Middle East. I have no doubt he will make a valuable contribution to the team as we accelerate our roll out of hotels in the Middle East and Australia".

For more information, contact:            

Action Hotels PLC

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7907 9663

Alain Debare, Chief Executive Officer


Katie Shelton, Interim Chief Financial Officer



Zeus Capital Limited (Nomad and Broker)


Dan Bate

Tel: +44 (0) 161 831 1512

Adam Pollock/Nicholas How

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3829 5000


Camarco (Press enquiries)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3757 4980

Jennifer Renwick/Tom Huddart



Action Hotels PLC

Action Hotels is a leading owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four star hotels in the Middle East and Australia. Established in 2005, Action Hotels currently operates ten hotels with 1,928 rooms in aggregate across the Middle East and Australia, with further properties in development in both regions.