Zimbabwean hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), has announced several senior appointments, effective September 1.
Nigel Frost has been appointed Managing Director after serving as Finance and Operations Director since August 2016.
“Having been with AAT for 15 years, I have witnessed its growth and success as a leading player in the industry, and I have also seen the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us. I am confident that we have the vision, the strategy and the talent to overcome them and to achieve our goals. I, together with our incredibly loyal and hard-working team, look forward to taking the group to new heights,” said Frost.
Anald Musonza, the current Resort GM, will move into the position of Head of Sales and Marketing, whilst understudying Ross Kennedy for succession planning and growth. Musonza will be working closely with Bryony Acutt, International Sales and Brand Manager, and Nommy Vuma, Group Marketing and PR Manager.
A new GM is being recruited to take over from Musonza.
Andy Conn will remain as Victoria Falls-based Group Operations Manager overseeing the group’s properties and product operations.
Kennedy, the outgoing Chief Executive, and Dave Glynn, Chairman, will remain on the Board of Directors and in advisory roles, whilst focusing on development and growth strategies.
“After 50 years in the hospitality industry, including 32 years involved in building and creating AAT from the very first designs of Lokuthula Lodges and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, I’m taking a small step back, knowing that the team in place will take us on an ever improving and exciting journey forward as leaders in our tourism sector,” said Kennedy.