About Us

Management Team

Our Founders

SIMON LOWATER

SIMON LOWATER

Co-Chairman

Simon, an Englishman and the proud father of one son and a daughter is based in Taipei.

After working as a Research and Development chemist for some 7 years for pharmaceutical companies in Fareham and Cambridge, England, Simon decided to take a year out to travel. It was during a stint in Australia that Simon was introduced to the loyalty marketing business. Beginning as a part time telemarketer in Sydney in 1989, Simon worked his way up into senior management roles in South Africa and Australia before being asked to head up a new division in Europe for the same multinational corporation in 1992.

Simon moved to Taiwan and established GMS Taiwan in 1996. When Simon is not travelling, you might find him with his family at church on Sundays, trying to kite surf, or during the winter months with skis buried in the powder snow of Hokkaido.

Geoff Spiller

GEOFF SPILLER

Co-Chairman

Geoff, also an Englishman and proud father of three beautiful daughters is based in Singapore.

Geoff started his working life with British Airways in cargo management and later went to the US to train as a commercial pilot. A period of some years was spent flying in South Africa and other locations before joining DHL in Perth, Australia. Geoff spent 9 years working all over the world for DHL and ended his career with them at Head Office in Brussels as Worldwide Marketing Services & Communications Manager. Geoff then moved to Australia and into the hotel industry where he gained over 17 years of experience acting in Vice President roles for Asia Pacific with Choice Hotel International, Summit Hotels & Resorts and Golden Tulip.

Geoff also established and operated a Hotel Management company with hotels in Indonesia and Australia. Geoff joined Simon in opening GMS (Asia Pacific) Limited in 1999. When Geoff is not travelling, working or with his daughters you will find him on his bike or walking in Singapore and in the winter months helping Simon get back on his skis.

Management Team

A balanced and diverse Team of locally based industry experienced professionals.

PAUL HARRISON

PAUL HARRISON

Managing Director – Fidelis Loyalty Marketing, A GMS Group Company

Paul is based in Guangzhou. A Eurasian of Chinese and British blood, Paul lived in the UK for 20 years but has for the last 25 years been savouring the Mainland Chinese culture and now is calling China, very much, his home. Paul has many years’ experience in the tourism industry and as a London based restauranteur. Most importantly he has more than 17 years “hands on” experience in establishing and operating hotel loyalty programmes throughout the Greater China region.

Paul is now the Managing Director of Fidelis, a joint venture company with his ex-bosses, Geoff and Simon, and is already storming ahead with many successful projects in China. When he is not traveling, which is rare, his favourite pastimes are enjoying the company of good companions and great cuisine.

RICHARD VAN LEEUWEN

RICHARD VAN LEEUWEN

Chief Operating Officer - Loyalty Division

Richard is a Dutch national and is based with his wife and two daughters in Singapore. With more than 20 years of experience in the hotel loyalty membership business, both throughout Europe and Asia, Richard overlooks the loyalty division for Asia Pacific. Richard also takes the lead role for GMS Group’s business development and is the main point of contact for all loyalty related projects in APAC.

When not traveling he is likely to be out exploring with his wife and kids, watching a good movie, trying out new restaurants or simply relaxing at home.

AMY LEUNG

AMY LEUNG

Senior Vice President China - Loyalty Division

Amy, a Chinese national, is based in Guangzhou. Amy started her career in the telemarketing industry and subsequently moved to Hong Kong and Macau in 1994 to lead a team of over 300 staff in the then rapidly expanding telecommunication industry before joining GMS. With over 15 years of senior management experience in call centres and over 12 years in hotel loyalty programs, Amy now oversees the operations for entire region of China, Hong Kong and Macau.

When not traveling Amy is enjoys relaxing at home, having fun and looking for good food with her family. Her favourite past-time is indulging in massages.

NANCY YEO

NANCY YEO

Chief Financial Officer - GMS Group

Nancy, based in Singapore, is a Chartered Accountant, registered with the ISCA since 2002, and has more than 18 years of relevant experiences in various industries.

As a Chief Financial Officer, Nancy oversees all financial and HR aspects of the GMS Divisions and has a staff structure throughout the region as well as in the Singapore HO. Her key focus is on business performance analysis, credit risk and cash-flow management, as well as strategic business planning.

CLAUDIA DE COTTA

CLAUDIA DE COTTA

Group Marketing Director - Loyalty Division

Claudia De Cotta is a Singaporean Eurasian who brings with her over 17 years of experience in hospitality marketing. She began as a marketing consultant working with 5 star hotel loyalty programmes in Singapore before expanding her portfolio regionally and internationally.

Claudia juggles her love for online shopping and traveling whilst strives to be Supermum to her brood of four kids but even superheroes rest and relax with well-deserved trips to for spas and massages.

SUJEET THAKUR

SUJEET THAKUR

Group IT Director

IT Director – More than 21 Years of professional experience, results driven with expertise envisioning and leading technology-based. A valued member contributing a seasoned, broad-based perspective to create pragmatic IT strategies and implement plans designed for maximum returns at the lowest possible costs.

On the personal front, Sujeet lives New Delhi with his wife and two children. During his free time, he loves driving, traveling, reading technology related books and watching cricket on TV (especially when India is playing).

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