The business advisory firm Deloitte has announced the appointment of a Christie & Co alumni as its new head of UK hospitality and leisure.
Andreas Scriven is set to step into the role, replacing Nick van Marken, and will be responsible for leading Deloitte’s hospitality and leisure practice in the UK.
He will also help the broader leadership team to shape the firm’s strategy in the THL sector, as well as working with the firm’s global network of offices.
Scriven has international experience in consultancy and M&A, including the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
He has previously advised on more than £30bn of debt exposure across the hospitality and leisure sectors in recent years, and he is an expert in commercial due diligence, strategic advice, bank support, feasibility and market analysis.
Dominic Graham, head of THL at Deloitte in the UK, said: “It is excellent to have someone of Andreas’s calibre at the helm. Andreas brings a wealth of experience in and it is clear to see that his leadership will only benefit the rest of the team and our clients in this fast-growing industry.”
Scriven added: “This is an exciting and challenging time for the hospitality and leisure industries. It is a competitive sector that has to adapt to changing consumer habits and disruptive technology”.