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Chairman and CEO
With a background in advertising and public relations, Tim has specialised in training and management projects in the service sector, including tourism and hospitality. He also has substantial experience at both management and strategic levels; working with independent and government funded higher education colleges and organisations.
Tim has been an examiner and syllabus writer for a number of centres and professional bodies but now dedicates his energies as Chairman and CEO of OTHM.
With a strong academic background and training experience in tourism, marketing and hospitality management he holds a Masters in Strategic Marketing, a PCGE, a memberís Diploma of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and the CAM Foundation.
Director of Education
Tricia has extensive experience in the education field, on both the administration and teaching sides. After graduating in Mathematics from Bath University she worked for London University examinations department, managing the process from commissioning examination papers through to the publication of student results.
After having a family, she taught for almost 20 years in several FE/HE colleges on Mathematics and Accounting courses. She now works on a variety of education and training projects and is involved with the delivery and verification of both college and work based qualifications.
Tricia joined OTHM on the 1st May 2013 and we look forward to her input and contribution to further strengthen the OTHM Team and Board of Governance
Director of Operations and Quality
David holds a BSc (Hons) in International Tourism & Hospitality Management from the University of Sunderland and an MBA from the University of Wales. While studying he developed a passion to share his knowledge of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
As general manager with Trusthouse Forte (Little Chef Roadside Division) his track record for the company was taking on problematic sites and quickly turning them around to profit centres. While employed by the company he realised the importance of acquiring multi-discipline competencies required for running business, hotels and restaurants effectively.
David continued to progress and worked for an export company in London as regional operational manager responsible for a group of Eastern European countries. He had a portfolio of premium British brands and was responsible for negotiation deals in a challenging, untested and volatile market. The outcome was very satisfying as he represented the first western company to trade successfully in this region with reputable brands such as: Rothmans, Cadbury, British, American Tobacco and Scottish Whisky.
Due to the Yugoslav conflict he decided to go back to the hotel and restaurant trade by moving to London to project manage the ( award winning) Lordís Brassiere at Lordís Cricket Ground, a public house and a Thai food establishment.
David later excelled himself in the private education sector starting as a part time lecturer and progressing to course leader, then to head of department; within two years he was promoted to assistant director of studies. Currently, he is proud to be associated with OTHM (The Organisation for Tourism Hospitality Management), the well established travel, tourism and hospitality awarding body, as Operations and Quality Director.
Cvetelina holds B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and additionally, an Advanced Diploma in Communication, Advertising & Marketing. However, she switched to a career in food and beverage management, working in the restaurant and exhibition sectors. Her role at OTHM entails liaising with OTHM delivery centres and students and being responsible for examinations, exam results, appeals, registrations, renewals, exam board attendance and exam registers. In addition, Cvetelina is also a member of OTHMís Education & Membership Committee.