Mark Norris Partnership


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 Specialist Recruitment Ltd.  ( and launched the Mark Norris Partnership in 2016. Mark is a global expert on General Management Appointments and 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 a sustainable future for the hotel business, his other interests include sailing, gardening, skiing and golf. 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