Peter graduated from York University with a degree in Economics and Social Statistics and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant; he has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant since 1982. Peter founded Hutchinson & Co in 1985 as a Collection Agency for a resort in Portugal. He went on to form Hutchinson & Co Ltd in 1987 and then Hutchinson & Co Trust Company Ltd in 1992. Peter has been an active advocate of good practice in the industry and was one of the founding board members of the Organisation for Timeshare in Europe (OTE), now known as the Resort Development Organisation (RDO), and also held a key position on the Ethics Council. In order to pursue new opportunities for the company, Peter relinquished his role as Managing Director in 1999 and now holds the position of Non-Executive Company Chairman.
Veranne was born and educated in France where she graduated from the Université de Franche-Comté with a Masters Degree in Modern Languages and Business in 1995. Earlier in her career, she spent some time with Clifford Chance in Paris. She joined the company in 1996 as a Customer Relations Advisor. Her operations experience served her well when she was appointed to the board in 2005 and later in 2006 when her responsibilities were expanded to the Legal Services Department. On July 1, 2009, Veranne became Managing Director of Hutchinson together with all other European Group companies. Veranne is also actively involved in the shared leisure industry body, RDO, where she sits on the board, the UK Timeshare Council and other working groups; she often also participates in industry-wide discussions, as a Trustee representative.
Anna joined the company in 1998 as a Customer Relations Advisor and soon became Resort and Overseas Office Co-ordinator, a post she held until 2004. She was subsequently promoted to Legal Services Manager, working very closely with the group's board members, and became an Associate Director in 2007. Anna has an in depth knowledge of the company operations and plays a key role in the set-up of new projects and schemes. She joined the board in July 2009 and focuses particularly on setting up trust structures, liaising with our clients’ legal teams and writing Project documentation. Anna works very closely with clients from the outset and throughout the set up stage of projects.
Raquel Gonzalez Pan
Raquel joined the company's busy operations department in the UK Head Office in 2001. In the same year, she transferred to Spain to assist in the set-up of our branch office dealing with local developers. Raquel´s skills grew rapidly as the Spanish branch office expanded and, in recognition for her drive and enthusiasm, she was made an Associate Director in 2007. In 2009, Raquel was promoted to the position of Group Operations Director and now oversees all operations being carried out in Spain, UK, India and China. Raquel is bilingual in Spanish and English and also speaks Galician; she holds a Degree in Business Studies from the University of La Coruña, Spain.
Business Development Director
Chris joined Hutchinson in 2008 as Associate Director and brings more than twenty years' experience with him from the Tour Operating and Timeshare industries where he has held numerous senior management positions in Operations and Sales and Marketing. Chris, who holds a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in European Studies and speaks three European languages, is responsible for the group's Business Development. He joined the board in July 2009 and works closely with his fellow Directors in looking for new business opportunities for the group worldwide.
Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accounts and brings to Hutchinson more than 25 years' experience in financial management gained across a broad spectrum of commercial sectors including financial services, direct marketing, mail order, import and public sector. As Financial Director, Mark's hands-on approach has been invaluable in the process of integrating our worldwide offices, particularly through implementation of both Financial and Operational systems, helping support the expanding global nature of the company´s customer base and operating platforms and our ambitious business development plans.
Asia and Pacific Region
Based in our Bangkok office, Daniel who joined the Company in 1998, heads up the Hutchinson & Co Asia Pacific operations. Daniel, who speaks fluent Thai, English, Mandarin and Cantonese, has built up a thriving member service department working on behalf of several resorts in the Asia Region and he and his team have been also been responsible for bringing on-board several new resorts in Thailand, China, the Philippines and India.
Having joined the company in 1996, Prakash heads up our Bangalore office in India where he oversees all sales and operations matters for the region. Our Bangalore office plays a key role in the success of the company operations and acts as the back-office for many of our international clients. Bangalore also covers a large portion of the company´s data processing and financial transaction functions, and Prakash played a key role in the successful transfer of these functions to the India office. Prakash, who is an Accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai (Madras), is fluent in English and four other Indian languages.
Yang joined the Hutchinson Group in 2001, based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he played a key role in the set up and operation of the member services departments for several resorts & clubs in the Asia Pacific region, and especially for the Asian Chinese market. In 2005, the Hutchinson Group set up Pacific Sunrise Travel Product Development (Shanghai) Co. Ltd in China, which is a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE), and Yang Chen was appointed as Director responsible for all Hutchinson & Co business in this region. Under Yang's leadership, the company has been involved in the development and management of a number of Vacation Ownership products in China, which have added new vitality to the industry. Yang is also actively involved in China in the set up of an industry association and, in 2008, was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Oriental Vacation Association (COVA). Prior to his role in COVA, Yang held the position of Secretary General in the Thai Vacation Ownership Association (TVOA). Yang holds a University Law degree, as well as an MA in Communication Arts (MACA) from Bangkok University of Thailand. Yang speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Thai.