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Mark Read Biography
Mark Read

Mark Read

Director of IT, Firmdale Hotels

Mark Rupert Read is the Director of IT for Firmdale Hotels PLC, having been part of Firmdale's IT team for over 13 years. Firmdale Hotels designs, builds, owns and operates eight hotels in central London. Firmdale opened their second Hotel in New York in March 2017. Mark directs all aspects of the IT infrastructure in the UK and US, which also includes telecommunications. In February 2017, Mark joined Firmdale Hotels PLC's main board, as a Director of the Company.

Mark considers himself to be an hotelier first, and then Director of IT, with over 29 years of experience in hotels, of which the last 24 have been running hotels' IT departments. A seasoned and measured risk taker, Mark takes great pride in regularly being the first 'Hotelier' to have implemented new technologies into Firmdale Hotels, but also in adopting/endorsing new technologies for the hospitality industry in general. His current role also includes being part of the Environmental & Social responsibly committees within Firmdale, and is becoming a regular speaker at events related to the hospitality industry.