Roman Sucharzewski

Roman heads up the European Yield Management Program for Diamond Resorts, covering all aspects of Revenue Management, Hotel Marketing, distribution and Inventory Management. Before taking on his current role, Roman successfully developed the hotel marketing and distribution program for Diamond Resorts managed properties across Europe. He continues to oversee these areas plus the full operations of the European Yield Management division. Roman is known for his background in commercial and business development, which include previous senior roles in marketing and data management.

Guy Mantel

Originally from Surrey, Guy graduated UCL (BSc Economics) then worked in the Wine Trade in London before embarking on a semi-sabbatical world tour that concluded in the Costa del Sol in 1998. With 21 years’ experience helping to support the constantly evolving holiday requirements for CLC World’s Members & Guests, Guy has been in his current role for 13 years. He is responsible for the holiday delivery of CLC World’s members & owners, with a team of 100+ in Spain & UK, across three call centres including CLC World Travel, Club administration teams as well as Inventory and Yield Management.

Daniel Bates

Daniel is responsible for European Inventory Management at Diamond Resorts, focusing on maximising the use of timeshare points whilst balancing the importance of generating rental revenues, to offset developer management costs. Daniel has worked with all divisions of Diamond Resorts to support their objectives, bringing from this, a key understanding of the importance of maximising arrivals and occupancy to drive overall revenues. Daniel began his career in the leisure industry, before spending time working for one of the tourism industries leading OTA’s.

Paul Gardner Bougaard

Paul has been Chief Executive of RDO since 2007 and was formerly a practising barrister at the English Bar ultimately specialising in EU Law. After leaving the Bar, he worked at the EU Commission in Brussels, before moving into financial services with Abbey National, where he headed up their European expansion and then became MD of their Estate Agency network. He left Abbey to join IFG Group, where he ran their trustee business and then their overseas operations. He had a brief spell in business consultancy with IIB, before joining RDO.

Nigel Howells

Nigel qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and worked in the public sector until 2012. The last 20 years was spent as a chief executive in local government and the NHS. He has experience of providing legal advice and governance and of being responsible for leisure centres and theatres, as well as chairing tourism bodies. In 2012, he joined the committee of Craigendarroch Owners’ Club and has been its Chairman for the last 3 years.

Lee Dowling

Lee Dowling is Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Marriott Vacation Club’s Europe & Middle East division. Based out of the United Kingdom, he provides strategic leadership to the division with expertise in all aspects of the vacation ownership industry including resort development, customer acquisition, resort management and rental activities. Lee is also a finance specialist, skilled in the development of deal structures, business plans and financial strategies. Lee has over 18 years of experience in the timeshare and fractional industry and before joining Marriott Vacation Club he worked in Public accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Lee is a board member of the ICAEW’s Tourism and Hospitality Advisory Group and holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Exeter.

Jose Puente

José is a solicitor in the law firm Gomez-Acebo & Pombo in Madrid. He is also retained by RDO as its Spanish Legal Counsel and is a member of the RDO Spanish Lobby Group. José also advises a number of major Spanish developers with regard to the issues arising out of the Spanish Supreme Court’s rulings on the 1998 Spanish Timeshare law. He holds a law degree and a business degree, having completed his studies both in Spain and in Germany, and has also lectured at universities in Madrid during many years. He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Robin Mills

Now Vice President Business Development EMEA for RCI Exchanges, Robin is an industry veteran with over thirty years’ experience spanning many areas. Robin initially started with a developer in Portugal back in the eighties prior to joining Interval International where he held a number of senior positions, he then went on to be CEO of RMI and Petchey Leisure at the same time as developing one of Europe’s prime points programmes, Club Infiniti. Robin is an active Board member of RDO.

Kenneth Lloyd McKelvey

Ken is based in South Carolina and is Executive Consultant to Capital Vacations, a company whose operations cover over 70 timeshare resorts in the US and Caribbean, ranging from management, sales and marketing to rental programmes. Ken is an Accountant by profession and currently serves on ARDA’s Investment, Management and Audit committees. He is Chairman of ARDA-ROC and a member of the ARDA Board and Executive Committee.

Ken was a member of the EUROC Working Group and is now ARDA’s representative board member on EUROC.

Jason Gamel

Jason Gamel has served as President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) since 2019. His current role at ARDA includes serving as President of the ARDA Board of Directors, the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) Board of Trustees, and the ARDA-ROC Board. He also serves as Publisher for ARDA’s Developments magazine, the “voice of the vacation ownership industry.” Outside of ARDA, Jason serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Travel Association. Prior to his current role Jason was Senior Vice President of Legal at Wyndham Destinations.

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