The 5,000 acre Wilderness Estate in Suffolk has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer.
Andrew Perkins joins from his role of executive director at Lingfield Park Resort, where he oversaw the management of the busiest racecourse in the UK in addition to the on-site Marriott hotel, spa and golf course.
Perkins will now oversee all operations at the Wilderness Estate, which is home to ten serviced properties and event space.
Previously general manager at the Rome Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre from December 2009 until June 2012, Perkins brings international experience to Wilderness Reserve having operated one of the largest meeting and conference hotels in Europe.
He has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, spending the majority of this time in international hotels and resorts, similarly located in large grounds.
On his appointment, Perkins says: “I am delighted to join the team at Wilderness Reserve at what is a very exciting time. This really is a luxuriously unique concept with a future full of possibilities.”
With grounds by landscape architect Kim Wilkie, Wilderness Reserve estate is home to ten properties ranging from a 12-bedroom manor house designed by architect Decimus Burton to a thatched one-bedroom cottage.