Stephen McCall


Stephen McCall


Stephen McCall is SACO’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for integrating and leading the whole group through its next phase of growth, building on the impressive achievements which the operations and development teams have delivered over the last few years as they continue to lead the evolution of the sector. 

Stephen has over 23 years’ experience in the industry gained across finance, governance and operations and was most recently Chief Operating Officer for IHG in Europe where he was accountable for the performance of over 750 managed and franchised hotels from midscale through to boutique and luxury segments. He has extensive experience in performance delivery, design and implementation of major change programmes, business development and growth, brand management and leadership development.  During his career with IHG, Stephen was also COO & MD of the UK&I and before that CFO covering the Middle East and Africa based in Dubai. Stephen has also been an active Board member of the British Hospitality Association (now ‘UK Hospitality’) and sat on the UK Tourism Industry Council.

A Scotsman by birth, Stephen prefers the weather in Ascot where he lives with his wife and two children, occasionally playing golf poorly and indulging his passion for sports cars and rare malt whisky (but never at the same time)

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"This is a wonderful conference. Coming from the US, it gives us exposure to operators and potential partners here in Europe that we wouldn’t normally have access to. We’re looking for some likeminded partners and there are some really great ones here at the conference."

Ken Brown, VP global solutions, Furnished Quarters

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