Mark Norris Partnership


INSIDER MALLORCA    We are delighted to endorse Insider Mallorca run by our good friend Olivier Heuchenne and his team. Olivier offers access to a wonderful collection of private villas in the Balearic Islands and with the added touch of a true hotelier, will tailor-make every aspect of an outstanding vacation.

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The Barn at Frog Pond Farm  We would like to add our sincere thanks to all the guests who stayed with us at The Barn in our first year of operation. We were absolutely delighted that our letting partners Sykes Cottages (voted best UK Cottage Holiday Company in the British Travel Awards 2020) achieved 100% occupancy for us throughout the summer and thrilled to receive a 97% rating on feedback with Ansty proving to be such a popular place to visit.  "A wonderful location to escape to. The Barn was beyond expectations, spotlessly clean with well equipped and comfortable facilities." "Great location, The Barn is beautiful and just the break we needed - some lovely walks and a super day out in Bath was not too far away." "We were warmly welcomed and would highly recommend this property."  Most gracious comments which are much appreciated.  Please visit the Sykes website for availability during 2021 and beyond.

We look forward to hearing from you; whether a Client in search of Leadership Talent or as a Candidate finding themselves at a career turning point. For your reference a list of our Consultants, Advisors and Associates is set out below, although please use the contact form you will find on this website for initial enquiries to which we will reply by return.

MARK NORRIS has been in the recruitment business for the luxury hotel sector for over 3 decades, mainly at Profile ( and launched the Mark Norris Partnership in 2016. Mark is a global expert on General Management Appointments is equally qualified to carry out senor level searches - across all key disciplines in the hospitality and related sectors including Finance, Marketing, Sales & PR and at Executive Committee level.  From a family background in the hospitality business, he trained in hotel management with the Savoy Hotel Company in London and Paris. After working for Hilton International for a number of years, he returned to The Savoy, ultimately heading up the Sales & Marketing department. Over the years Mark has traveled widely the globe and as well as his continuing passion for all matters related to the hotel business, his sporting interests include sailing, skiing and golf. He is also a consultant to Travel Leaders & Insider Mallorca. Email: or call +44(0)7500 837813 or +44(0)1747 870922 | Skype: mark.t.norris

PATRICK LEBLANC is our Partner in New York. With an exemplary background in luxury hotels - ultimately as General Manager of Kerzner’s One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas and at The Lowell in New York - Patrick has been a specialist executive recruiter since 2004 with hundreds of successful placements in North America and the Caribbean to his credit. Working initially with the Boutique Search Firm, then for more than a decade heading up Profile’s New York office, Patrick well traveled throughout The Americas, Europe and the Far East is a seasoned and trusted expert in Marketing, Sales & PR appointments equally qualified to carry out Corporate, GM and Department Head level searches. Patrick can be contacted at or please call + 1(201)370-6725 | | Skype: ProfilePatrick  

MEINHARD HUCK has more that thirty years' experience in the hospitality industry and is an Honorary Member of the Cornell Hotel Society. From 1997 he worked for Swissotel Hotels & Resorts as President, later under the ownership of FRHI.  Prior to this appointment from June 2003, he was the Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Mediterranean of Raffles International Hotels & Resorts and earlier in his career he worked in vario​us capacities with Holiday Inn International. In 1990 he co-founded a company which was built up to be a chain of highly branded mid-scale hotels. In 1995 he was appointed Vice President, Europe, for Scotts Holdings Ltd. a Singapore based public company, responsible for developing and acquiring serviced apartments and all-suite hotels. With such extensive global expertise mainly at Board Level, Meinhard offers clients an invaluable skillset of particular relevance in cases of acquisition or mergers. Meinhard is also the founder of Barcli Hospitality Management with its HQ in Zurich.

CHARLES BARKER is a welcome new addition to our advisory line up where he will add a new focus for us in recruitment for emerging markets (including Pakistan where he is currently domiciled). Charles runs Hospitality Support & Consultancy Services, a business that assists all sectors of the hospitality and tourism industries, large and small, at all quality levels, for the benefit of owners and stakeholders. He has an exemplary track record at GM level in luxury hotels including InterContinental, Forte Grand, Avari and Serena, after which he established himself as one of the pre-eminent Club Managers, first at the Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames, then in Southeast Asia at The Hong Kong Club and MahaSamutr Country Club in Hua Hin. Charles has also served on government committees for tourism development in Oman, Jordan and Pakistan. He is a well-connected hospitality leader who believes in the power of effective communication to achieve objectives, especially when encouraging innovation and developing projects. He is also a keen and active proponent of various charitable, sustainability and environmental issues with an emphasis on marine conservation, as well as being a published author of three novels.  Charles can be reached by mobile phone on +923135744365, by email on and Skype, cabbarkuk

ONNO POORTIER the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of NOW Transforming Hospitality GmbH, a legacy project in alliance with inspiring figures and companies from the hospitality industry. A respected hotelier and professional, Onno's extensive international hotel consultancy, asset management, business development, corporate organization, marketing and operational management experience spans 5 decades with luxury deluxe hotel brands including Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd and Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts - then working throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and USA. Now as Chairman, Board Director and Board Advisor of numerous luxury deluxe hotels and marketing alliances, he travels worldwide and maintains an active and leading role in the industry - together with his wife Alexa Co-Founder of who herself has extensive senior management experience within the hospitality industry in Media, PR, Marketing and Communication - Onno & Alexa live in the beautiful Swiss Resort of Château-d'Oex

​ADRIAN CONSTANT who heads up Voyager Hotels LIMITED a consolidated hotel and real estate-based investment and advisory company and offers a comprehensive range of services for investment, development, acquisitions, mergers, and distressed asset turnarounds in several jurisdictions. Clients include public companies, private investment groups, high net worth individuals, private equity partnerships and other financial institutions. It offers a comprehensive range of advisory services based on a profound knowledge of the sector and has the flexibility to not only advise or conduct acquisitions on behalf of their clients, but also to asset manage and operationally manage post acquisition on behalf of owners. Before forming this enterprise, Adrian Constant was Chief Executive Officer of one of Europe’s largest sports and leisure resort based in Spain and in the mid 2000’s joined one of USA's premium private equity investment firms with a remit to invest and build a portfolio of strategic investments. Formerly Vice President Orient Express Hotels, where he was in charge of all of Orient Express's European properties, as well as having specific development responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, he benefits from a wide knowledge of luxury hotel operations. Adrian can be reached at

​KATRINA CRAIG at ​HOTEL SOLUTIONS PARTNERSHIP is a Consultancy with over 30 experts in the global hotel industry - each Consultant has at least 10 years' experience at the property or corporate level in hotel management, distribution and development companies and most having served as Senior Vice Presidents or Managing Directors in their executive careers before becoming consultants. Founded in 2003 and with consultants based on five continents, HSP offers multi-disciplinary advisory services allowing businesses of all sizes, from developing small boutique hotels to helping organisations with a large portfolio of hotels improve performance and keep ahead of the game. Key services include Sales and Marketing, Development and Operational Advisory, Pre-opening and interim management and Hotel acquisition and Investment Services.  Clients include owners, operators, developers, institutional investors and entrepreneurs.

GINA MCADAM, STRATEMARCO Director - long term friend of Mark Norris and a brilliant person to assist you with communications, publishing and PR support.  Long term Editor of the award-winning ezine, Profile Leader, together with true professionalism Gina adds that special ingredient that we all believe in at the Mark Norris Partnership - that's a genuine & truly personal approach. Gina can be reached on 07879 648930 or by email