Crowne Plaza Newcastle Stephenson Quarter hotel has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new Finance Director.
The luxury hotel in Newcastle city centre has appointed hospitality industry finance expert, Brian Alexander, to lead its finance department.
Heading up a team of four, Brian will oversee all accounting and financial requirements as well as providing specialist advice and support to the General Manager and hotel team.
Brian has worked in the hotel industry since the late 70s, starting out as a Housekeeping Porter at the County Thistle hotel in Newcastle city centre. Looking for career progression, he studied finance at Newcastle College and was promoted to Accounts Manager in 1995, a role in which he oversaw the transition from manual accounting to computerised systems.
Leaving the Thistle in 2003, Brian continued to build his career over the next 10 years in various senior financial positions at hotels across the North East, including Jurys Inn and The Village.