Ana & Marcus
Chief Executive Officers
Born in Bucharest, Ana moved to the USA in her early teens. She is bilingual and has a degree is hospitality and business management from the University of Central Florida. Ana has worked for large international companies including Starwood and Disney, before starting her own business at the age of 26 in the finance sector in Orlando. She has also worked on project management of large-scale mixed-use hospitality developments around the USA and Caribbean. Moving to Jersey with her husband, Ana worked as an opening manager for Waitrose, for Back to Work focusing on hospitality, and then more recently, has marketed and event managed the Lido at Havre des Pas.
Jersey-born Marcus graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hospitality Management and spent the first half of his career in the United States where he met Ana. While in the USA he held senior management roles at an award-winning international hospitality interior design and architecture company and at a hospitality consulting firm. Moving back to Jersey to manage the family business in 2009, Marcus founded the Beserved Group which comprises JBs Brewhouse, The Lido at Havre des Pas and The Jersey Royal Distillery Company. He also co-founded the Bliss Brewing Company. Since 2015 he has been the owner of the Calvani Group.
Marcus was a board member of the JHA between 2009 and 2016 and served as Vice President between 2016 and 2019.
Ana and Marcus are the proud parents of a ten-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter.
Ian joined Seymour Hotels as Finance Director in 2009 prior to which he held senior positions in the finance and retail sectors in Jersey. He is an FCA and a non-executive director of Visit Jersey.
After training at Highlands College in Catering Management he then studied Environmental Health at Cardiff University. He is also a qualified Nutritionalist.
Martin has worked in the wholesale food industry on and off since 1994. Previously a director and Shareholder of Farmpak Foods Ltd prior to its sale. He has also owned and run restaurants in Cyprus during a break from the Island.
He has a passion for supporting local and is proud that Valley Foods is able to give some of the smaller local producers and companies a route to market, and area which will continue to be developed further.
A keen motorcycle enthusiast and competitor in the past. He now spends his leisure time sea swimming throughout the year.
Valley foods started trading in 1981. Predominantly a Food Wholesale Business but it also has a small online supermarket arm. It supplies the best restaurants and hotels with fresh butchery lines, frozen, chilled and ambient products.
He has a portfolio of audit clients that include a wide range of Jersey based organisations and businesses. A significant proportion of his portfolio are entities regulated by the Jersey Financial Service Commission and includes fund and investment managers, investment companies and trust companies. Alex also is experienced in providing services to structures used by transnational companies.
Alex has had a passion for the industry from a young age and first started in the industry at the age of 13 helping as a porter in the Somerville Hotel. After gaining some experience working in local bars and restaurants, Alex went on to gain a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management with a specialisation in Entrepreneurship from ‘L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne’ in Switzerland. During this time he also worked as a Junior Footman for H.M’s Royal Household and Trainee Director of Food & Beverage at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes and after graduation, he was given a position on Hyatt’s Corporate Leadership Program in Paris before returning to work for the family business in 2013. Since then he has worked almost every position in the business before becoming Business Development Manager for the Dolan Group where his role generally consists of asking the question ‘how can we do this better?’
Tim has worked in the supply side of the hospitality business for 40 years, firstly with JJ Le Sueur Ltd with food and drinks and for the last nine years with the Liberation Group, running the Wholesale Drinks, Brewery and Tobacco business. As a Jerseyman he is passionate about the success of the island in general and especially the hospitality industry. He will aim to oversee the JHA with pride in knowing that we have fantastic venues of all kinds and together we can make a serious contribution to the island.