Russell Kett

Russell Kett, chairman of the London office of global hospitality consultancy HVS, has been appointed a special adviser to the board of hotel and leisure investment company, Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD).

Kett, one of the most respected names in the hospitality industry, brings 45 years of experience within the international hotel sector to this northern-based UK company.  His reputation and experience have helped advise and steer the fortunes of many of the world’s biggest hotel companies.  He has an unrivalled knowledge and global understanding of guest expectations along with investors’ requirements and those of lenders, owners, operators and brands.

He joins two other formidable hotel and leisure heavyweights at NPD: Peter Moore OBE – who introduced Center Parcs to the UK – is Chairman of NPD Leisure, and Richard Lewis, who is CEO of NPD Hotels.