Simon Tucker Brown is the Managing Director of HVS Executive Search for Europe and the Middle East, based in London. Simon provides advice on talent and market information as well as bespoke solutions to clients’ critical assignments. After holding various senior and general management roles in luxury and boutique hotels across the UK, Simon spent the last 15 years focusing on the Executive Search business and developing a strong industry network. Working in partnership with his clients, he has delivered search mandates across a broad range of disciplines at senior executive and board level both in the UK and internationally.
Simon developed an early passion for the hospitality industry during his expatriate childhood in the Middle East in the 1970s and 1980s. He subsequently graduated from the Hotel Management School at the University of Gloucestershire in 1990, following which he held a number of senior positions in the hotel industry. A chance encounter in 2000 led to him entering the world of Executive Search, where he specialised in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure. In addition to the hotel sector, Simon has worked successfully with clients in the restaurant, licensed retail, leisure and casino industries as well.