TEAM - Les Ambassedeurs

Our Team

Get to know our handpicked Les Ambassadeurs’ family

Our Board

KEVIN McGOWEN CEO

Kevin McGowen

Chief Executive

As the CEO of Les Ambassadeurs Club, Kevin brings over 25 years of strategic planning and development experience, operating with premium international casino brands in multiple markets. In his leadership role, he provides guidance in all aspects of the business, including general oversight, industry collaboration in harm prevention efforts, compliance, branding, relationship development, premium programs, workforce development, and strategic planning and analysis.

ROBERT CAIRNS - Finance Director 215 x 215

ROBERT CAIRNS

Finance Director

Responsible for the company’s financial and strategic functions including all accounting, treasury, budgeting and tax activities. Rob serves on the Executive Committee, contributing to the strategic direction of the company while also overseeing the facilities management of the property. He joined the team in 2010 from Discovery Networks Europe where he served as a divisional Finance Director responsible for all financial, audit, treasury and tax for the global program sales and digital channels.

ROBERT GOOD - Non Exec Director 215 x 215

ROBERT GOOD

Non Exec Director

Having previously served in a senior position with the gaming regulator, Robert consults on compliance issues and brings a wealth of experience and practice to Les Ambassadeurs Club. As the Non-Executive Director on the Board, he is not involved directly in the day-to-day running of the casino, however this does place him in the valuable position of providing the club with an independent view. Staff also have the confidence in knowing there is an independent Board Member they can speak to and raise issues on a confidential basis through the “whistle-blowing” procedure.

As the CEO of Les Ambassadeurs Club, Kevin brings over 25 years of strategic planning and development experience, operating with premium international casino brands in multiple markets. In his leadership role, he provides guidance in all aspects of the business, including general oversight, industry collaboration in harm prevention efforts, compliance, branding, relationship development, premium programs, workforce development, and strategic planning and analysis.

Responsible for the company’s financial and strategic functions including all accounting, treasury, budgeting and tax activities. Rob serves on the Executive Committee, contributing to the strategic direction of the company while also overseeing the facilities management of the property. He joined the team in 2010 from Discovery Networks Europe where he served as a divisional Finance Director responsible for all financial, audit, treasury and tax for the global program sales and digital channels.

Having previously served in a senior position with the gaming regulator, Robert consults on compliance issues and brings a wealth of experience and practice to Les Ambassadeurs Club. As the Non-Executive Director on the Board, he is not involved directly in the day-to-day running of the casino, however this does place him in the valuable position of providing the club with an independent view. Staff also have the confidence in knowing there is an independent Board Member they can speak to and raise issues on a confidential basis through the “whistle-blowing” procedure.

Directors

John Diamond

JOHN DIAMOND

Director of IT

With over 20 years’ Mayfair-specific casino industry experience, John has reliably proven to be a creative innovator in his field, leveraging technology in a manner that is sympathetic to Les Ambassadeurs’ rich heritage since 2006. Working closely with the senior management team, John has created a suite of gambling compliance apps that set the gold standard for the UK land based casino industry, making Les Ambassadeurs’ technical offering second to none amongst its peers.

NISRINE WANNA MIGNON - Director of Business Development

NISRINE WANNA MIGNON

Director of Business Development

With nearly 20 years of international experience, specialising in the casino and hospitality sectors, Nisrine is responsible for maintaining the loyalty relationships with the majority of our premium members. Her career path has given her a valuable understanding of every aspect of the business, including key areas such as compliance, social responsibility, operational oversight and marketing. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French, adding significant value to the Club when communicating in the native languages of our valued members.

LORINDA SCHUTTE - HR Director

Lorinda Schutte

HR Director

Lorinda takes ultimate responsibility for all people-based activity within Les Ambassadeurs, from both an operational and strategic perspective. As a key member of the leadership team, she ensures the development of key policies, frameworks, processes, MI and tools to support HR best practices. Lorinda generates trust and confidence among the entire workforce and consistently leads by example, utilising a high level of integrity, resilience and drive to address all challenges.

LESLEY SPARROW - Gaming Director

Lesley Sparrow

Gaming Director

As an influential contributor to Les Ambassadeurs’ team since the opening of the club in 1991, Lesley has an extensive knowledge of casino operations. Lesley brings a wealth of expert leadership experience and is the go-to resource for special projects and time sensitive initiatives, with an outstanding record of integrity and management insight. In the capacity of Gaming Director, Lesley maintains oversight of the gaming operation and champions the development initiatives for the gaming team.

David Livermoore

David Livermore

Legal and Compliance Director 

David joined Les Ambassadeurs in 2013, bringing with him a wealth of experience in gaming law and regulation as well as casino security and surveillance expertise. David is a Board Director of the National Casino Forum and chair of the Compliance and Regulatory Forum. David is committed to ensuring that Les Ambassadeurs operates a successful high-end casino operation that has the highest standards of compliance and integrity.

CHRISTOPHE THUILOT - Hospitality Director and DPS

Christophe Thuilot

Hospitality Director and DPS

Christophe joined Les Ambassadeurs in 2014, contributing his vast knowledge and experience gained at numerous Michelin star restaurants; namely The Restaurant Marco Pierre White, Aubergine, The Capital, Seven Park Place as well as Soho House, a private members club. Having learnt under the guidance of masters Olivier Poussier and Eric Chavot, members appreciate Christophe’s dedication and creativity in designing and providing bespoke dining experiences.

With over 20 years’ Mayfair-specific casino industry experience, John has reliably proven to be a creative innovator in his field, leveraging technology in a manner that is sympathetic to Les Ambassadeurs’ rich heritage since 2006. Working closely with the senior management team, John has created a suite of gambling compliance apps that set the gold standard for the UK land based casino industry, making Les Ambassadeurs’ technical offering second to none amongst its peers.

With nearly 20 years of international experience, specialising in the casino and hospitality sectors, Nisrine is responsible for maintaining the loyalty relationships with the majority of our premium members. Her career path has given her a valuable understanding of every aspect of the business, including key areas such as compliance, social responsibility, operational oversight and marketing. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French, adding significant value to the Club when communicating in the native languages of our valued members.

Lorinda takes ultimate responsibility for all people-based activity within Les Ambassadeurs, from both an operational and strategic perspective. As a key member of the leadership team, she ensures the development of key policies, frameworks, processes, MI and tools to support HR best practices. Lorinda generates trust and confidence among the entire workforce and consistently leads by example, utilising a high level of integrity, resilience and drive to address all challenges.

As an influential contributor to Les Ambassadeurs’ team since the opening of the club in 1991, Lesley has an extensive knowledge of casino operations. Lesley brings a wealth of expert leadership experience and is the go-to resource for special projects and time sensitive initiatives, with an outstanding record of integrity and management insight. In the capacity of Gaming Director, Lesley maintains oversight of the gaming operation and champions the development initiatives for the gaming team.

David joined Les Ambassadeurs in 2013, bringing with him a wealth of experience in gaming law and regulation as well as casino security and surveillance expertise. David is a Board Director of the National Casino Forum and chair of the Compliance and Regulatory Forum. David is committed to ensuring that Les Ambassadeurs operates a successful high-end casino operation that has the highest standards of compliance and integrity.

Christophe joined Les Ambassadeurs in 2014, contributing his vast knowledge and experience gained at numerous Michelin star restaurants; namely The Restaurant Marco Pierre White, Aubergine, The Capital, Seven Park Place as well as Soho House, a private members club. Having learnt under the guidance of masters Olivier Poussier and Eric Chavot, members appreciate Christophe’s dedication and creativity in designing and providing bespoke dining experiences.

Gaming

Rod Ariss

Rod Ariss

Social Responsibility Manager
Andy Whistlecroft

Andy Whistlecroft

Senior Gaming Manager
Sandra Rodrigues - Senior Gaming Manager

Sandra Rodrigues

Senior Gaming Manager
Paul Hand

Paul Hand

Gaming Manager

Dino Constantouris

Gaming Manager
Allan Bobbitt – Gaming Manager

Allan Bobbett

Gaming Manager
Joe Brown - Gaming Manager

Joe Brown

Gaming Manager

Regulatory

Rod Ariss

Rod Ariss

Social Responsibility Manager
Brian Crawford

Brian Crawford

Compliance Manager & MLRO
Ryan Best

RYAN BEST

Surveillance & Security Manager – Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Dining

David Concordia

Davide Concordia

Restaurant Manager
Chef Feng – Senior Executive Chef

Yanshuang Feng

Senior Executive Chef
Paul Muddiman

Paul Muddiman

Executive Chef
M Fadi

Fadi Andraous

Arabic chef
Satosh Pal – Indian Chef

Santosh Pal

Indian Chef
Kavy Fung – Assistant Restaurant Manager

Kavy Fung

Assistant Restaurant Manager
Vincenzo Erroi - Head Sommelier

Vincenzo Erroi

Head Sommelier
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JOIN US

If you have experience in hospitality and are looking to further your career, there’s no better place to work at than Les Ambassadeurs. As part of our culturally diverse team, you’ll be working for the most exclusive private members club in London, alongside the very best in the industry.

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TEAM BENEFITS

Family is very important here at Les Ambassadeurs, which is why we love looking after our staff and those closest to them. The club organise regular events throughout the year for our teams and their families, including a family fun day out in the Summer, and a magical grotto for the children during the Christmas period.

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DIVERSITY

Everyone is Welcome

Les Ambassadeurs celebrate the diversity, uniqueness and experience of our employees. We believe inclusivity allows us access to greater talent to hire, grow and retain the best employees. Our commitment is advocated by the UK land based casinos’ Diversity and Inclusion for Career Enhancement (DICE).