Anne-Marie completed a BA Hons in Hospitality Management from the University of Brighton, UK and subsequently joined Marriott in 2001 as an Operations Voyager on their Graduate Program. Anne-Marie transitioned to the Human Resources discipline in 2002 and held a variety of on property management HR roles across Marriott properties in 2 Continents. In 2011 Anne-Marie transferred into the Middle East & Africa Continent Office based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as Director of HR Services & Reward for the Middle East & Africa.
After being promoted to Senior Director in 2013, Anne-Marie was appointed as Vice President HR in 2016 with a focus on HR Centers of Excellence; Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits and Learning & Development. In 2017 Anne-Marie transitioned to lead HR market operations for the Middle East & Africa. She partners with the Chief Operating Officers and Area Vice Presidents and leads the Area HR and HR compliance teams to support the region’s performance, deliver talent and organisational efforts and lead key initiatives in the region. Anne-Marie was named as one of Hotelier Magazine’s Top 25 influential women leaders of the hospitality industry in the Middle East in 2019 and 2020 and holds Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.