Partners at Alderson Gray

Alderson Gray was created by Mark Alderson a ‘Hotelier from the Heart‘ who become aware over the course of 20 years within the hospitality industry that few recruiters actually stem from the business itself and that demand was evident for recruitment delivered with excellence. Alderson Gray strives to deliver recruitment with passion combined with actual experience of the hospitality industry, and NOT just sales.

Mark Alderson MIH – Managing Director & Founder

Having worked in the hospitality industry since the early 90’s he ventured to London embarking on a training programme with Hilton International across three properties in London, before spending time in Prague. Further exposure gained across the UK and Europe with Michelin Star and Relais et Chateaux properties, and fine operational experience with 5 star properties and boutiques, as well as fine dining country house hotels.  Successfully reaching the appointment of General Manager led a team of great people to transform a beautiful property and ‘putt it on the map’, whilst achieving 2 AA Rosettes accolades with a glowing inspection.

Entering the recruitment world by chance after contacting a known recruiter in the hunt for a new assignment only to find within a short time was having an interview and working for that recruitment business! It was very clear after only a short time that a combination of previous hospitality industry experience, an education in Marketing, together with an entrepreneurial flair could be put to positive use.

A passion for hospitality and recent recruitment experiences resulted in the idea of creating a Search & Selection business and so Alderson Gray Executive Search was born. With a reputation for authority in talent acquisition reflected from a solid operations background in the industry Mark his known for his commitment and empathy towards both clients and candidates alike.


Maggie Gonzales Castillo – Recruitment Partner, Resort Recruitment

Maggie comes with over 15 years of international experience in HR and Training, starting her career in the shipping industry later making the transition to cruise liners before finding her feet on the ground, presently based in The Maldives.

Maggie has a vast network of contacts across the globe, she is a rapid communicator, and is results driven.


Our clients come to us because we listen to their needs, and always have a honest approach, we don’t recruit nor collect CVs. As an individual you must have something extra that catches the eye, not only having the right background, your personality must be one can be a natural cultural fit for the role and our clients.

Hospitality is our background, we breathe it and understand it, it is this fact what makes Alderson Gray different.

Alderson Gray was conceived to deliver the very finest results for the global hospitality industry.