Meet the Committee


After a major restructure at the end of 2022, the Association Committee has taken on a new sub-sector structure. The hospitality industry consists of many different sub-sectors and to provide better representation, our committee is now made up of the Chairs of each sub-sector. All Committee positions are voluntary, meaning that these industry leaders aren’t just a wealth of knowledge, they are true hospitality champions.

If you are already a member of the Association, please feel free to reach out to your respective sub-sector Chair to get involved and make the JHA the single, united voice of the hospitality industry.

Honorary chair

Tim hubert

Managing Director, Liberation Wholesale and Liberation Brewery

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, I am passionate about the success of the island in general and especially the hospitality industry. I 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.”

– Tim Hubert

Honorary vice chair

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 Hôtelière 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.

“Literally born into a hospitality family has meant that I have worked in almost every position in the business before becoming the Business Development and Marketing Director for the Dolan Group. My role is to constantly  question ‘how can we do this better?’ and it is this same mindset, combined with my industry experience, that I enjoy bringing to the JHA”

– Alex Dolan

alex dolan

Business Development and Marketing Director, Dolan Hotels

honorary treasurer

alex langley

Director, Grant Thornton

Alex 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.

“The Hospitality Industry touches all islanders on a daily basis – that morning artisan coffee, visit to the gym, board room catered lunch, a post work social drink, round of golf, dinner out or a staycation, it’s impossible not to recognise the value that this industry brings to our lives and businesses, and the security it brings to our connectivity. We, like many others, chose Jersey as home because of the great quality of life that the Hospitality Industry offers us. I’m proud to be able to offer my experience and services to the JHA”

– Alex Langley

Hotel sub-sector chair

The Lewis Family is all about hospitality and has been for generations! Malcolm attended the world-famous Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne which in turn prepared him for a successful career in hospitality.

Passionate about Jersey both as a home as well as a tourist destination, Malcolm has been a loyal ambassador while travelling the world as chairman of Relais & Châteaux UK & Ireland between 2001 -2021. Previously as President of the JHA, he has huge knowledge of the ‘Jersey product’.

Malcolm was a member of the JHA sub-committee that spearheaded the move to privatise Jersey Tourism in 2015 resulting in the formation of Visit Jersey.

“Returning to the JHA Committee, I am dedicated to represent all hoteliers within our membership to create a unified voice for this incredibly important sector of our industry. Hopefully I can provide unbiased experience and knowledge at a time when the industry is going through exciting and great change.”

– Malcolm Lewis

Malcolm Lewis

Chairman, Longueville Manor

restaurant sub-sector chair

paul dufty

Owner, Sumas Restaurant

Born in Jersey into a hospitality family, Paul grew up at Longueville Manor Hotel. Working during his early years, spending time in the kitchen as his first Saturday job, and then later in the front of house in the restaurant. 

Paul studied Hotel & Restaurant Managment at Oxford Brookes University. After graduating, he gained a place on Starwood Hotels and Resorts graduate management training programme ‘Vita Futura’. The 18 month programme was carried out at the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel. After working as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at the Crown Plaza, London Shoreditch, he moved to Toronto and worked at the award winning Langdon Hall Hotel & Spa.

In 2018, Paul co-founded Sippin Gin, which was awarded multiple international awards in the first year of production.

“I moved back to Jersey in 2010 with my wife Tara to take over Sumas Restaurant. There is nowhere that I would rather call home than Jersey and we love the quality of life that the Island offers our 3 children. My passion for local produce, innovation and collaboration are just some of the reasons that I’m excited to be representing the restaurant sub-sector of the JHA. Our sub-sector is packed full of incredible businesses and entrepreneurs which I am honoured to represent, it’s vital that everyones voice is equally heard.”

– Paul Dufty

attractions & recreation sub-sector chair

Julia has grown up and worked within the tourism and hospitality industry in Jersey for the majority of her life.

Now focussed on making sure visitors and locals mark the most wonderful memories of their time on Jersey with beautiful jewellery and pearls.

Initially studying Mechanical Engineering in Sheffield, Julia discovered the same scientific principals are the same whether casting steel or beautiful precious metal pieces which lead to her studying gemmology. From there developing and delivering the product strategy for her family’s business the FS group which Jersey Pearl is part of.

Jersey born and bred and now settled in Jersey, Julia can be found in the garden with mud under her fingernails or at the Jersey Minis and Junior rugby club.

“By being Chair of the Attractions and Recreation sub-sector, I can work with like-minded providers of memory-making moments so everyone enjoys and discovers the myriad of unique experiences our beautiful island has to offer. There’s no question that we ARE stronger as one!”

– Julia Williams

julia williams

Director, FS Group

casual dining & catering sub-sector chair

tony sargeant

Director, Jersey Kitchen

Tony brings not only a wealth of food and beverage experience to the committee but years of entrepreneurship in various sub-sectors of our industry. 

Tony owned and opperated Blue Fish Restaurants, Photobus Jersey and C.I. Partyhire prior to opening Jersey Kitchen, one of the island’s largest private and event catering companies, which he owns and operates with his wife Helen.

So, if you want to know about high quality photo booths, bouncy castles, bucking broncos, private parties, corporate entertainment, family fun days, fetes, or quality catering, Tony is your man!

“Maybe I’m biased, but I do think that our casual dining & catering sub-sector has got to be the most exciting sector to be part of! The creative changes and entrepreneurial drive in this sub-sector continue to stagger and motivate me. It is an absolute honour to be able to chair this incredible group of businesses. From private chefs and outside catering, to beach kiosks, sandwich bars and the most hip coffee shops, we play a huge role in increasing the quality of life for all islanders and visitors. I’m proud that all our sub-sector members now have an equal voice and are being seriously listened to.”

– Tony Sargeant

supply chain & producer sub-sector chair

After training at Highlands College in Catering Management Martin 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.

A keen motorcycle enthusiast and competitor in the past. He now spends his leisure time sea swimming throughout the year.

“I have a huge passion for supporting local and I’m proud that Valley Foods is able to give some of the smaller local producers and companies a route to market, an area which will continue to be developed further. I am thrilled to be able to represent not just the larger supply chain members of the JHA, but also all of the incredible producers, farmers and fishers that play such a vital role in our Island’s unique offering. Our mission is to unify this sub-sector and work together to better showcase ‘local’ throughout our Hospitality Industry.”

– Martin Mitchell

martin mitchell

Director & Shareholder, Valley Foods


Joel richardson

Commercial Director, Mercury Distribution

Joel has worked in the fresh produce and service industry for over 25 years. 

He studied Hotel & Catering Management at Highlands College, worked on the family farm for a number of years before entering the mail order and e-commerce sector. 

Joel ran his own business for 10 years before settling back into the distribution and service side of the hospitality sector. 

Joel is a Director and Shareholder of Mercury Distribution Limited, one of the Channel Islands’ leading distributors of services and products to the hospitality, corporate, retail and healthcare sectors.

“It is an honour to be involved as a committee member throughout the Association’s restructure and modernisation. It is more critical than ever that the Association acts as a single voice for the entire Hospitality Industry and equally represents all members. There is no doubt that a clear united message make us all Stronger as One.”

– Joel Richardson

committee member

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.

“There’s no doubt that our Association has been challenged and tested throughout the pandemic and those challenges have resulted in dynamic changes not only for our industry, but also the Association. It has been a real pleasure to work with the entire Committee to restructure our membership fees, modernise the methods of payment made available to members and ensure that the Association has a secure future. The integral work that the Association is now doing to lobby government and help create the industry’s long term strategy, means that stability for the Association’s future is more important than ever.”

– Ian Gray

ian gray

Finance Director, Seymour Hotels