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Simon Keenan

Head of Business & Hospitality

Mr Simon is a highly accomplished professional with an impressive career spanning over 16 years in the field of education. His passion for global learning experiences has taken him across four different countries, enriching his expertise in diverse cultural contexts.

In his current role, Mr Simon demonstrates his commitment to shaping the future of the hospitality industry by serving as a valuable member of the Manpower Steering Committee for Hospitality. His collaborative efforts with the Tourism Development Department showcase his dedication to driving growth and innovation in the tourism sector. Furthermore, Mr Simon’s position as a sitting member for the Tourism and Hospitality Accreditation Council under the Ministry of Education exemplifies his influence in shaping industry standards and ensuring quality education.

Throughout his career, Mr Simon has made significant contributions to curriculum development. He has successfully designed and implemented various courses, including the highly regarded Basic and Refresher Tourist Guide Programs and Work Readiness Programs.

Mr Simon currently holds dual positions as the Head of Business and the Head of the Tourism/Hospitality faculties. His role as the lead internal verifier for all BTEC Business and Hospitality programs demonstrates his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high academic standards. Additionally, Simon’s influence extends beyond his immediate institution. As the program leader for the esteemed Essex undergraduate BA in International Tourism, he plays a vital role in shaping the future of aspiring professionals in the field.


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