2016 Judges

Barry Clemens

Barry Clemens

Barry has 25 years International, Operational, Hospitality experience of which 15 was spent in Senior Executive positions and Leadership posts. Proven track record of increased service excellence and increased bottom lines. He is currently the CEO of EQ Hotel Management & Business Solutions, where he provides leadership and direction to the company whilst being operationally hands on to a team of General Managers, Operational Management team and coaches. He is also an Executive Member in the Tourism Forum of the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The forum provides direction and advise to the chambers executives on hospitality and tourism matters and engages with other stakeholders such as, local and regional government and tourism organizations. Barry has also worked as a GM for a number of hotels, including Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa and Orion Hotels & Resorts.