Julian Tee, General Manager
Simon Johnston, Head Chef
Kerri Faulkner, Head Housekeeper
Angela Wakelin, Financial Controller
Geoff Goddard, Marketing Manager
Martin Thomas, Maintenance Manager
Maria Kopilcova, Head Receptionist
Arek Plocica, Restaurant Manager
Julian joined the Team in November 2014 having spent over 25 years in the hotel industry working in all departments, both in the UK and with a stint in America. In roles as both a General Manager and hotel owner, Julian has amassed a wealth of experience in the three and four star hotel sector.
With a passion for customer service Julian is tasked with ensuring the Team deliver a very positive guest experience on a consistent basis.
Simon joined us in May 2014 after having worked for D&D London, owners of some of the best London restaurants, including Le Pont de la Tour, Skylon, Bluebird Cafe, Angler and 3 South Place Bar & Grill.
Being part of the opening of the latter luxury boutique hotel means Simon brings a great range of culinary skills and knowledge of fine dining to the new kitchen at St Michael's Manor.
I joined the hotel in 2001 and I am proud to be the longest serving employee. During my time I've seen massive improvements in the building as well as the standards of service. The team here really feels like a family, which I am sure is due in part to the private ownership.
It's a real challenge to keep the hotel and restaurant in its best condition but worthwhile when I see the positive feedback from our guests. And don't forget the fabulous view!
My involvement with St Michaels’ Manor began in 2002 and it has been a great pleasure to have been part of continual improvements during this time.
My background is in office management, however I originally joined as an account administrator and have subsequently added IT and HR to my responsibilities. St Michael's Manor Hotel is such a beautiful place and makes a great change from being stuck in an office!
I’ve worked for the Newling Ward family since 2000 with responsibility for marketing in several of their leisure businesses and bringing experience from a wide range of industries.
The beauty of being involved with an independent organisation is that you get to wear many hats and the variety of tasks is invaluable in keeping the business interesting and staff motivated.
Joined us in March 2015 from London's Thistle Marble Arch Hotel and prior to that has worked for both the Grosvenor and Hilton hotel groups.
He brings a wealth of experience to this wonderful building and is familiar with our existing Silver Tourism Award standards.
I came to England in 2003 from Slovakia and have been working for St Michael’s Manor since 2006. I started off as a waitress in the hotel, whilst studying English, and gradually worked my way up the ranks and was promoted to my current position in 2011.
I am really grateful for having the opportunity to work in such a beautiful environment and with such a great team.
I came to England from Poland in 2004 and was lucky to find work here as kitchen porter. Since then I've improved my English and been lucky enough to work my way up to the position of Restaurant Manager. This is an amazing place to work and I'm very proud to be part of it.