Luxury safari lodge in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls, has recently appointed Stian Commaille as its GM.
Commaille will work closely with the Gardiner family (who own the lodge) to ensure that their vision for Matetsi Victoria Falls continues to be realised and its offerings continue to be elevated.
He started his working career in the South African Navy in 2000. He later moved to London and held various positions, including a role with the City of London and another with Crisis UK (an NGO addressing homelessness). In London he gained an International Diploma in Business Administration and qualified as a Health and Safety professional.
At One&Only, where he began his hospitality career over 10 years ago, Commaille was responsible for rooms division and front- and back-of-house operations and was a member of the Senior Management team of the business.
In 2015, he joined Cape Grace, a privately owned five-star luxury hospitality business, where he held various operational roles.
Commaille was recently employed by the Accor group as a Cluster Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
He said: “I have been looking for an opportunity to combine my passions for hospitality and conservation and I am grateful to be joining an organisation whose mission it is to regenerate vast areas of pristine wilderness and create opportunities for locals.
“I look forward to sharing my skills and experience with the dedicated team here at Matetsi Victoria Falls, and together creating everlasting memories for our guests, while making a positive impact on both the environment and within the local community.”