Meet our Executive Team

The team at CAMPBELL GRAY HOTELS hold a vast amount of experience across multiple disciplines of hotel management and development. In addition to the core team based in our London and Dubai offices, our people based in the different hotels have all the passion it takes to create memorable experiences.

Chairman, Saad I. Audeh

Saad I. Audeh
– Chairman

It all started in 1996 when Gordon Campbell Gray, a hotelier with extensive experience in large hotel companies and a passion for individual hotels, created his first luxury CAMPBELL GRAY HOTEL, One Aldwych, in London. This passion was, for several years after, the creative force behind award-winning properties such as Le Gray in Beirut, One Aldwych in London, Carlisle Bay in Antigua, The Merchant House in Bahrain and The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links, Islay in Scotland.

Turning the passion into a successful business needed a vision and structural components. And this is how CAMPBELL GRAY HOTELS came to be a management company creating, designing and operating highly individual hotels and residences around the world. Our executive team gathers experts with extensive experience in the industry. In addition to being able to utilise essential resources from our affiliate companies, they share the institutional passion and the needed integral vision to attain success.

When the world was brought to a standstill, we took our time to reinvent ourselves, redefine our purpose, rethink our philosophy and reset our strategies to meet the post-pandemic era, keeping in mind the prosperity of our existing hotels and our upcoming properties.

Our journey continues and we shall keep creating, designing and developing unique hotels in unique destinations magnifying their uniqueness.
– We regard well-being as a holistic lifestyle; this is what inspires our PUREGRAY philosophy and constitutes the main ingredient of our food and drinks concepts.
– We are an integral part of today’s world and shall do what it takes to contribute to its welfare and to keep its environment green.
– We are as uncommon as the properties that fly our flag.

Individuality and originality are hallmarks that distinguish CAMPBELL GRAY HOTELS’ properties, service and people!

Simon Venison

Operations Director

Simon is a graduate of Thames Valley University and joined the group in 2019 with substantial management experience gained in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, working with companies such as Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts and InterContinental Hotels. He also headed up operations for the Tourism Development & Investment Company in the UAE. Simon provides oversight and supports all our hotels and the operational development of our new properties.

Catherine O’Connor

Catherine O’connor

Finance project manager

Catherine started her career in London with Intercontinental, before being involved in several high profile openings including Conrad in Chelsea Harbour and The Metropolitan Park Lane. Catherine’s current role covers internal auditing, financial reporting and implementation of all accounting systems.

Oliver Naufal

Oliver Naufal

Creative Development

After completing his MBA in Hospitality & Tourism in Switzerland, Oliver gained experience in luxury hotels in Europe and the US with Intercontinental and Four Seasons. He joined the pre-opening team at Le Gray, Beirut and moved ontoCAMPBELL GRAY HOTELS where he worked on various hotel projects. After many years in development and design, he heads today the group’s creative work.