Peter Salussolia is the Chairman and Group Managing Director of the Foundation Group of Companies Limited and majority Shareholder of the Company, which he founded in 1973
Prior to forming his own Company, Peter Salussolia was Managing Director of The Rambutan Group developing Hotels, Restaurants and Night Clubs throughout the UK. Peter Salussolia was also a founding member of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and held the Chairmanship of the ALMR for five years; he is now a life-time Vice President of the Organisation, which is now known as UK Hospitality.. In recognition of his outstanding services to the leisure industry, Peter Salussolia was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in her Jubilee Honours of 2012.
Alexander Salussolia, is Managing Director of Glendola Leisure Group and Managing Director of Hotel Management International the owner of the Carlton Hotel Collection.
Joining Glendola in 1992 initially as an Area Manager, progressing to Managing Director eight years later. In 1999 Alex was appointed to the council of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and become Chairman between March 2004 and March 2009. More recently he has been actively involved in bringing the ALMR & BHA together to form UK Hospitality the true one voice for the sector where currently he sits on the Board.
Alex was also one of the co-founders of the Westminster Licensees Association and its first chair from 2001 to 2006. Prior to Glendola Leisure, Alex held a number of management positions at Hilton Hotels Group where he began his career in the leisure industry. A Harvard Business School Alumni he also trained at Westminster Hotel School and Cornell University in the USA.
Hans van der Heijden is Managing Director of Carlton Hotel Collection. He successfully attended the International Hotel School, Maastricht (The Netherlands) from 1976 – 1979.
He gained experience in various management and General Manager positions from 1981 – 1988, predominantly for Crest hotels.
n 1988 he became the General Manager at the newly built Carlton Oasis Hotel in Rotterdam/Spijkenisse. Subsequently he was responsible as General Manager for the opening of the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague and the Carlton George Hotel in Glasgow. In 2000 he became Operations Manager and in 2009 he was appointed Director of Operations for Carlton Hotel Collection, as such involved in the further expansion of the Carlton Hotel Collection by means of the opening of Banks Mansion in Amsterdam, The Dominican in Brussels and Market Street Hotel in Edinburgh. In 2019 he became Managing Director of Carlton Hotel collection.
Graeme Ramsay, FCA is the Group Finance Director and Company Secretary. His responsibilities cover all of the companies in the group in the UK and overseas.
Graeme joined the Foundation Group in 1999. Prior to working with the Group, Graeme worked for Price Waterhouse. He joined them in 1989 in their London office. Having qualified with them in 1993, he went to work in their Budapest office where he worked for two years. He then enjoyed further two year stints in Vietnam and Hong Kong before returning home to join The Foundation Group.
Christina Salussolia has been with the Company since its formation in 1973.
She has been involved in all aspects of its development as Personal Assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director, Peter Salussolia. Prior to joining the Company, Christina worked in Outside Broadcasting for BBC Television News.
Luisa joined Glendola Leisure in 2008, starting in Marketing and Events and then as Operations Manager. She now focuses on the Hotel division of the Company
Luisa studied at Royal Holloway University where she gained a degree in French and Italian. She commenced her career in marketing for a start-up agency, WDMP, and later moved into hospitality for an independent tour operator, taking on roles to include being a Hotel Manager in Courchevel and heading up a team of ten as Head of Operations organising large events for the Royal Navy and British Army, as well as corporate events for clients such as Norwich Union Brokers.
In addition Luisa is a certified WSET Wine Educator, having qualified on the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Educator Training Programme. Luisa founded Unicorn & The Vine in 2018 and teaches WSET wine qualifications as well as continuing with her wine consultation tasting events.Luisa is committee member for the Institute for Family Businesses and is an international representative in the Leadership Team for The Family Business Network.
Before starting her career Fran studied at Loughborough University where she gained a First in Industrial Design and Technology.
Voted the UKs top female influencer in 2019 by Global Woman, Francesca is an award-winning entrepreneur and a key spokesperson for social enterprise, representing various interests in Government and in the media.
Francesca has authored an international best-selling book, she is a TEDx Speaker and is also a regular contributor on BBC Radio discussing business and news issues. She is known for building enterprises to effect positive change and empowering women. Alongside her Non-Executive Director role in the family business Francesca is the CEO and Co-Founder of Goal17 which delivers corporate mentor training to homeless young people and which has been recognised as the UK’s number one sports-led mentoring programme.
Nick Salussolia joinied Glendola Leisure as Operations Manager and works closely with the unit Managers and teams.
Prior to working in the family business Nick completed his degree in International Hotel Management at Oxford Brookes University. He gained industry experience in America working for Hilton as well as doing an International Associates Management Development Program at The Breakers, Palm Beach. He returned to Europe in 2007 to operate a hotel in the French Alps for a ski season before joining Glendola Leisure in 2009.