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Meet the Team

Liz McGivern

Liz

Liz McGivern

  • Vice President of People & Culture
  • lmcgivern@rchmail.com

I consider myself really lucky to have been working for Red Carnation Hotels for over 10 years now – firstly as Training and Development Manager, then as Director of Human Resources and Training and now as Vice President of People & Culture.  My background is in restaurants, bars, contract catering, private healthcare and hotels. For me, the best piece of feedback we have is when a guest remarks on the fantastic service they received or how the friendliness of the staff knocked their socks off! Ultimately this is how my department is judged - on our recruitment through to the training we deliver.  In 2009, I had the honour of being named Human Resources Manager of the Year at the HotelCateys and also One of the Top 100 Women in Hospitality by Women First at the Shine awards in 2011.  The most satisfaction for me at work derives from when I see someone develop and grow within the company and I am happy to say that this is something that at Red Carnation Hotels we do exceedingly well.  Equally, someone being happy in their role, doing a brilliant job and wishing to stay in that position with us for many years is important to me.

Darragh O'Shaughnessy

Darragh O'Shaughnessy

Darragh O'Shaughnessy

  • Recruitment Manager
  • doshaughnessy@rchmail.com

My journey with Red Carnation Hotels began in 2006 when I joined the renowned Management Programme having completed a hospitality degree at the Shannon College of Hotel Management. Whilst on the programme I rotated across a number of departments and hotels before taking on the position of Guest Services Manager at Hotel 41, and later Restaurant Manager in the Rubens at the Palace Hotel.

After a period away from Red Carnation Hotels where I worked as Talent Manager specialising in luxury restaurants and hotels I returned to RCH in 2018 to take on the role as Recruitment Manager. I take pride in showcasing Red Carnation to candidates and promoting the collection as an Employer of Choice. Each day I interact with candidates from all walks of life, I’m proud to share with them our success stories and how much the collection cares about guests and every member of the RCH family.

Fiona Behan

Fiona Behan

Fiona Behan

  • Recruitment Officer
  • fbehan@rchmail.com

My career in hospitality began when I was working my way through college while studying for my BSc International Hospitality Management in the Dublin Institute of Technology. I started out in the Food & Beverage department, before progressing to roles in the Front Office, Duty Management, Reservations and Sales.It has been an incredible journey that has allowed me to develop an understanding of the roles that I now recruit on a daily basis.

My journey with Red Carnation Hotels began in December 2018. I am the Recruitment Co-ordinator within the People & Culture Team and I love every minute! I have always had desire to help people, and it is fantastic to be part of team that encourages and develops their employees skills and strengths. Finding the perfect candidate for roles within the company is my passion! 

Chloe Osborne

Chloe

Chloe Osborne

  • People and Culture Administrator
  • cosborne@rchmail.com

I began working for Red Carnation Hotels in June 2019 as People and Culture Administrator. I had recently graduated, having studied History and English Literature at the University of Essex.

During my time at University, I held various roles within the hospitality industry and completed an internship within Human Resources. Given my passion for the industry and my eagerness to develop as a HR Practitioner, I applied for HR Admin roles and was fortunately offered a position within Red Carnation Hotels.

 

Claire Golden

Claire Golden

Claire Golden

  • Director of People & Culture
  • cgolden@rchmail.com

I started my career in hospitality as a Receptionist in a busy 4-star hotel in London and I worked my way up to be Front of House Manager. After working in the front office for a number of years I begun working in training and began my first role as Training Co-Ordinator in Belfast. I later returned to London and took up a role as a Recruitment Officer in a further education college. 

As I developed my career in HR, I returned to work in hospitality as a HR Manager in London, firstly for a large hotel company and then for a privately owned hotel. I later made the move into retail, working as HR Manager supporting the rapid growth of stores in my company. 

My career at Red Carnation Hotels began in my role as Group HR Manager and I have since been promoted to Director of People & Culture.

 

Sadrick Rodrigues

Sadrick Rodrigues

Sadrick Rodrigues

  • Manager of People & Culture
  • srodrigues@rchmail.com

My career in hospitality began in a two week work experience in the kitchen at my local hotel. I then had the opportunity of working in the Front of House and Food and Beverage departments. The experiences led me to understand that I enjoyed both working with people and serving them. 

After University, I worked in the Public Sector before pursuing a career in Hospitality. I worked in various operational and HR roles in luxury hotel groups, and realised that I enjoyed the positive impact that the HR had on people's lives.

I began working for Red Carnation Hotels in January 2019 and I am so proud to be working for one of the best companies in Hospitality, and since joining I understand why – you get treated with genuine care. I have already experienced some fantastic opportunities such as, the annual staff party and the Global People & Culture Conference.

I am excited to develop my career further and look forward to supporting my team to achieve the highest possible standards when it comes to supporting our staff at Red Carnation Hotels.

 

Emily Kirk

Emily

Emily Kirk

  • Graduate Recruitment and Development Officer
  • ekirk@rchmail.com

I began my career with Red Carnation Hotels in 2018 on the Management Programme, after completing a Management with Human Resources degree from the University of Manchester. On the Management Programme, I had the chance to develop my skills in both Front of House and Food and Beverage by working in several departments.

I have always had an interest in Human Resources, so when I saw a vacancy open in the People and Culture department, I decided to apply. I was successful in my application and since joining the department I have learnt valuable skills as a trainer in learning and development. 

Currently, I work as the Graduate Recruitment and Development Officer, recruiting and supporting interns, degree apprentices and MP’s.  I thoroughly enjoy promoting both Red Carnation Hotels and the hospitality industry to graduates and students at universities.

 

Alejandra Garre

Alejandra

Alejandra Garre

  • Assistant Manager
  • agarre@rchmail.com

My career in hospitality began when I was studying my BBA in Hospitality Management in Switzerland. During my studies, I took two internships within housekeeping departments. After my graduation in 2011, I was part of the opening team for a hotel in North Yorkshire where I was responsible for the Housekeeping team.

I moved to London to work within housekeeping departments in a five-star hotels before progressing into my first role as HR Coordinator. I was later promoted within the team to HR Executive and HR Officer. All of this has allowed me to develop and better understand both Human Resources and operations within hotels. 

I began my journey with Red Carnation Hotels in November 2019 as the Assistant Manager of People & Culture within the amazing team.