KCS Group Europe is pleased to announce that Andrew Love has joined the team as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Andrew is currently Senior Advisor to The Ritz London having become Chairman in 2019 after his appointment as Deputy Chairman in August 2004. He was the Chief Executive of the Ritz Club from August 1998 to June 2008 when he was invited to become Chairman.
Throughout his career, spanning over 50 years, Andrew has been heavily involved in the leisure industry. Prior to joining The Ritz Club, Andrew was the Managing Director of a division of the Ladbroke Group PLC, and was responsible for all overseas and UK development, when City Clubs was sold to Ladbroke Group PLC
Andrew’s knowledge and experience has enabled him to make a significant contribution to the Hospitality and Gaming Industries having held several positions on the main boards of leading casino and leisure groups including, Leisure Investments PLC, Lonrho PLC, Suits Ltd, Metropole Hotels and Casinos, Coral Leisure Group Plc, Mayfair Casinos Ltd and Pleasurama Ltd.
Over recent years, the team at KCS Group Europe has been working hard to focus on developing the service it offers to its clients which has seen the business go from strength to strength. In his role as Non-Executive Chairman, Andrew will work with the team to support the business in the next phase.
Commenting, Stuart Poole-Robb, CEO of KCS Group Europe said: “Strengthening our team has been a fundamental part of our business strategy. Our focus for stable growth continues to be to ensure we align the services we offer in the intelligence arena, where we have expert skills and see continued success, and that of our specialist cyber security team to the specific needs of our partners, clients and their customers.
‘We pride ourselves on being able to look at the world a little differently, which has enabled us to adapt quickly to the changing business world, particularly over the last 12-months. Andrew has an extensive global network and this, together with his proven business reputation, and extensive experience across the hospitality and gaming sectors, will be key as we continue to develop the business”.