STB Board

STB BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Seychelles Tourism Board is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the President, with the Chief Executive Officer serving as an Ex-officio member. The chairperson is Kathleen Mason.



KATHLEEN MASON

KATHLEEN MASON

Mrs Kathleen Mason was appointed chairperson of the STB Board on 25th August 2016. She is considered a tourism pioneer, who in her twenties created what has become a premier Seychelles tourism destination management company - Mason’s Travels. She has also a vast experience in the hospitality industry; owning and managing several hotels in Seychelles.



JOHN STRAVENS

JOHN STRAVENS

Mr John Stravens a respected business man was appointed STB Board member in August 2014. He has a vast experience in the industry having served as chairman of the SHTA previously and also coordinating and spearheading the famous U-First campaign. Mr Stravens is a very active within the tourism industry in his role as the chairperson of the Seychelles Tourism Academy Board.



PAUL HODOUL

PAUL HODOUL

Mr Paul Hodoul has been a Board member of the Seychelles Tourism Board since August 2012. His vast experience includes maritime, auto import, car hire as well as being the owner and manager of a small tourism establishment. Mr Hodoul is a former chairman of the Seychelles Car Hire Association.



DAVID SAVY

DAVID SAVY

Capt. David Savy is a seasoned aviation specialist and a long standing member of the STB Board, his appointment dates back to the beginning of STB in 2005. Captain Savy a former pilot, was previously the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the national airline; Air Seychelles from 1997 until 2011. He is currently an aviation consultant with the Ministry of Transport, and also sits on several other national boards and committees.



SYBILLE CARDON

SYBILLE CARDON

Ms Sybille Cardon is the Chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association. She is the proud owner of Les Laurier Small Hotels and Restaurant based at Cote Dor on Praslin. She was appointed as a member of the board of the Seychelles Tourism Board in August 2015.



Patrick Payet

Patrick Payet

Mr. Patrick Payet has an Honours degree in Accounting and Finance, and a First Class Master’s Degree in Leadership and Strategy. Mr. Payet has held several posts in the Ministry of Finance before his promotion to the positions of Deputy Comptroller General in 2009, and Comptroller General in January 2013. He was appointed the Principal Secretary for Finance in September 2013.



Jules Baker

Jules Baker

Mr Jules Baker; holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law & Business. He served as the corporate services manager of the Seychelles Ports Authority since 2005. In 2009 he was appointed the director general for Labour Relations and Employment Promotion. And in 2015 he was appointed as Deputy CEO of the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation and subsequently CEO of Property Management Company in 2017. He was appointed the Principal Secretary for Employment in November 2016.



Sherin Francis

Sherin Francis

Mrs Sherin Francis sits on the board as an ex-officio member. Mrs Francis has been holding key positions in the tourism sector for the past four years. She was appointed Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board in July 2013.Mrs Francis holds a Master of Science in Finance majoring in financial sector management from the University of London. She also holds a Bachelor of Art in Economics and Business studies from the University of Manchester.