Ryan Matthew

Director of Human Resources, Sandals Resorts International

After a successful fourteen year career in the airline industry in St. Lucia and Jamaica with airlines such as American and Air Jamaica, Ryan, a Saint Lucian national, joined the Sandals family in 2008 as Group Manager, Training and Service Standards before returning home to take up the role of Operations Manager at Sandals Regency La Toc.

Today, he holds the post of Director, Human Resources at Sandals Resorts International (SRI) with responsibility and oversight for SRI’s entire Human Resources portfolio, encompassing all resorts on all islands.

Prior to this, Ryan successfully embraced his role as Regional Group Manager, Human Resources and Training for the Eastern Caribbean region; a role which saw him overseeing all matters relating to human resources, training and development for all seven resorts in the Eastern Caribbean. It is no surprise that under his watch, Sandals Resorts International became a three-time winner of the Excellence in Human Resource Development Award from the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce.

His commitment to the development of people and his own personal belief in the power of education and training is evident to anyone who has had the pleasure of interacting with him.

Over the years Ryan has served as an exceptional resource for the implementation and streamlining of several human resources and training initiatives including playing a key leadership role in the hiring and training of new recruits particularly during various resort openings for SRI.

Ryan is currently pursuing an MBA with the Edinburgh Napier University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has also pursued numerous professional training opportunities including courses with the Disney Training Institute, the Project Management Institute, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, Toastmasters International and the Mona School of Business.

100%Director of Human Resources, Sandals Resorts International

other speakers