Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, is one of the founders and co-organisers of leading conferences for the hotel investment industry in Berlin (IHIF), Dubai (AHIC), Moscow & Sochi (RHIC), Istanbul (CATHIC), Addis Ababa & Nairobi (AHIF), Casablanca (MTIF), London (BHTS) and the recently launched Global Restaurant Investment Forum in Dubai. Jonathan sits as a shareholder and board director of STR Global, a global benchmarking company with some 50,000 participating hotels following the merger of The Bench, Smith Travel Research and Deloitte’s Hotel Benchmark. Prior to The Bench, Jonathan worked for real estate consultants CBRE, hotel advisors PKF and hotel operators Forte and Holiday Inns.
Bench Events recently supported the Kenyan Red Cross following the Westgate Mall shootings and the anti-poaching efforts of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Jonathan sits as a trustee of Future Talent, a charity to provide financial support to young gifted musicians and is also participating in the Mt Kili Madness challenge to play the highest game of cricket in the world on top of Kilimanjaro as detailed on www.mtkilimadness.com.