The SLHTA Board of Directors is made up of a representative with responsibility for each of the following:

Paul Collymore - President
SLHTA President Paul Collymore is the General Manager at The Landings Resort and Spa. Paul Collymore (Class of 2012) is a graduate of the Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education and has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector. Past appointments included the general management of the Ocean Two Resort and Residences in Barbados. Previous management experience centres in Barbados at The Crane Resort and Residences, Patisserie and Bistro Flindt and Sam Lord’s Castle Resort. Paul’s move to The Landings is his first venture into St Lucia. Under Paul’s management, the Ocean Two Resort and Residences was awarded the best Hotel Operations Category at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Organisation (CHTA) Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum 2016.
Karolin Troubetzkoy - Immediate Past President

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Karolin Troubetzkoy is the Executive Director, Marketing and Operations of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts in Soufriere, Saint Lucia. She has been spearheading the marketing and day to day operations of these award winning resorts since 1986, with Jade Mountain Resort opened in 2006.

From 1984 – 1986,   Mrs Troubetzkoy worked with Spice Travel in Saint Lucia and also, served as a consultant for the Organization of American States and in that capacity,  producing tourism feasibility studies for the tourism marketing of Pigeon Island, the Maria Islands, Sulphur Springs, and also, a marketing brief for the St.Lucia Tourist Board.

From 1984 – 1985, Mrs Troubetzkoy was a consultant for the Organization of American States and in that capacity, produced tourism feasibility studies for the tourism marketing of Pigeon Island, the Maria Islands, Sulphur Springs, and also, a marketing brief for the St.Lucia Tourist Board. In December 2002, the St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association bestowed on Mrs Troubetzkoy the coveted Crystal Award for services to the hotel industry.

From March 2010 to January 2016, Mrs Troubetzkoy was the President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA). Mrs Troubetzkoy personally oversaw the development of a broad social media platform for the SLHTA including profiles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well as the launch of a variety of websites for SLHTA, including:

She was instrumental in the successful implementation of a hotel booking engine for SLHTA as well as the launch of a Saint Lucia Tourism Enhancement Fund (a voluntary contribution system of US $2 per visitor per room night), which enjoys a high compliance rate among the Saint Lucia hotels. As of March 2016, Mrs Troubetzkoy has been appointed the chairperson of the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

Mrs Troubetzkoy was a Director of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and the Chairperson of the Tourist Board Marketing Committee for many years. Mrs. Troubetzkoy has been an active member of the marketing committees of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board for the past 20 years and has been a Saint Lucia Tourist board member from 2007-2009 and again from 2010-2016.

She was the 1st Vice President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) from 2014-2016 and became CHTA President in January 2016 to June 2018. Mrs Troubetzkoy chaired the CHTA Advocacy Committee for the region from 2012-2014. As of Oct 1, 2014, Mrs Troubetzkoy is the Co-chairperson of CAST (Caribbean Alliance of Sustainable Tourism). In June 2018, Mrs. Troubetzkoy was appointed chairperson of the CHTA Education Foundation. In July 2018, Mrs. Troubetzkoy was elected once again as President of the SLHTA.

She is the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Saint Lucia and is a citizen of Saint Lucia.

She was the recipient of the Saint Lucia Hotelier of the Year Award in 2006. In 2012, Mrs Troubetzkoy received the prestigious Caribbean Hotelier of the Year Award from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

She holds a degree in business administration with majors in both tourism marketing and hotel and restaurant management from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. She speaks four languages: German, French, English and Italian.


Building on her belief (shared and practiced by her husband since the property beginnings) that as much economic benefit as possible is to be kept in the region, Mrs Troubetzkoy, over the past 30 years, built up a network of seamstresses and craftsmen to hand-make all of Anse Chastanet’s furniture, soft furnishings and also table line and bathrobes.

She has worked closely with local craftsmen and artists to develop unique Saint Lucia art and Mrs Troubetzkoy instigated an “Art in the Hotel” program in 1985. Long before this became a trend in the hotel industry she opened one of the first hotel art galleries in the St Lucia in the ’80s at Anse Chastanet Resort.

Together with her husband Nick, the Troubetzkoys have sponsored and continue to sponsor local charities, schools, sports events and others too numerous to be mentioned.

In 1989, Karolin Troubetzkoy recognized the desire by guests to be able to assist in her local charity work and created a guest charity account. Since then, these funds have enabled her to expand her charitable work further especially in the region of child education and care for.

In the early 90’s, they started an “adopt a farmer“ program, and continue to the extent possible to purchase as much produce locally as possible. In addition, the Troubetzkoys also run an organic farm and make their own chocolate under the label Emerald Estate, inspiring others on island to become artisanal chocolate makers.

As Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mrs Troubetzkoy secured funding for a new school cantina and kitchen for the Bouton School near Soufriere, a carpentry facility for the Soufriere Comprehensive School, a library for the Banse La Grace school among other projects.

Mrs Troubetzkoy is the Patron of the Saint Lucia Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

John Mathurin - 1st Vice President

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Mr. John Mathurin has been an SLHTA’s Board member representative for Airlines, Travel Consultants, Destination Management Companies, Cruise Handlers and Wedding Service Providers.

John is a 30 year veteran in St Lucia’s tourism industry.  Co-owner and Manager of Serenity Vacations & Tours DMC, John has also worked in a finance and accounting capacity with various hotels.

An avid champion of Human Resources Development as a means of spreading the economic offerings of Tourism, John also serves as an industry representative on the Hospitality Industry Advisory Council formed by the Ministry of Education, a trustee of the SLHTA’s  Tourism Enhancement Fund and on the Tourism Transportation Regulatory Committee of the Ministry of Tourism.

Erwin Louisy - 2nd Vice President

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Ms. Erwin Louisy, Managing Director, Barefoot Holidays:
The brain child of Erwin Louisy, Barefoot Holidays St. Lucia under her guidance has been a key player in St. Lucia and the Eastern Caribbean with regards to Destination Management Services for Tour Operators, Travel Agents and the Incentive/Meeting Planning industry. She is known for being thorough and leaves no stone unturned to ensure that her clients are fully satisfied, and assignments are completed with the highest level of proficiency.

She is a thirty-year veteran of the industry with an initial grounding with the Airlines and the Literary Arts. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Hospitality Sector with a focus on Destination Management Services (DMC), service delivery, contract negotiations, marketing, negotiating and executing at International Travel Trade Shows.

Erwin has served on the St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLTHA) board for 2 terms as the director for DMCs, Airlines & Travel Agents and one term as the 2nd vice president.

She is a former board member of the US-based internationally recognised Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) and has served as a board member of Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter), with the responsibility for addressing ethical issues that may arise amongst members of the organisation resident in Florida and the Caribbean region.

Perle Flavien - Representative for Luxury Villas and Vacation Rentals

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Perle Flavien was born in St Lucia and has worked in Caribbean hospitality for 28 years. 

From the age of 16 years, when she secured a job as a typist at a hotel, Perle knew her future lay in hospitality and her yearning desire to interact with guests quickly landed her a position at the Front Desk, followed shortly thereafter by positions in Sales and Marketing, Accounting and Reservations. 

After three years at Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa, Perle was contacted by the owner of Anse Chastanet Hotel to join her team in marketing to work alongside the Executive Director of Marketing and in a short time she was promoted to Duty Manager and Marketing Manager. In 2006, she opened Jade Mountain as Resort Manager where she helped lead and develop the team at this iconic Caribbean property.

Family circumstances meant Perle had to relocate to the north of St Lucia, relinquishing her responsibilities at Jade Mountain. While engaging in luxury villa management on the island, she also took the opportunity to further her education at some of the top UK hospitality schools including West London College, University of Birmingham, along with the Thames Valley University and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Hospitality.

In 2014, Perle joined the new Marigot Bay Resort under the Capella brand, first as the Front of House Manager and was promoted to Director of Rooms Division.  Shortly thereafter, she helped the resort position itself as a pre-eminent resort address on the island. 

After the departure of Capella in 2018 she assumed the role as Director of Operations with responsibility for the resort and the marina at Marigot Bay. . In June 2019, Perle attended Cornell University where she embarked on the Professional Development Programme. 

Perle emphasizes the correlation between employee morale and guest satisfaction. She is a firm believer in training, role play and consistency and her ultimate goal of optimizing profits for the owners.

Winston Anderson - Representative for Large Hotels

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A charismatic, visionary with a transformational leadership style is only the tip of his iceberg. Winston Anderson, Managing Director Sandals Resorts in St Lucia, has been with the company since 1992. He is a dedicated professional with a passion for the development of people.

A veteran with over thirty-five (35) years of experience in the industry; Winston is a true stalwart who has worked in various areas in the industry including food and beverage, accounting, rooms division and project management, to name a few. 

Over the years, he has invested in self-development through education, which has influenced the distinguished leader he is today. He is the holder of several professional certificates such as Bachelors’ Degrees in Hospitality Management and Behavioral Science, a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management and a Doctorate in Management. This transformational leader was also granted an Honorary Doctorate in Management and Leadership by Global University for his contribution to leadership, community and social work.

In addition to his role as Managing Director, Sandals St Lucia, Winston is an executive member of St. Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association, Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund. He is also affiliated with Friends of Victoria (Hospital), Faces of Cancer and regularly contributes to charities around St. Lucia. He is also extremely big on family; not only is he a committed family man but he has also adopted many children and continues to provide them with support particularly in education.

This humbled professional driving force is his desire to see people develop; when asked about his commitment to the Sandals Resorts and the hospitality field in general, he explained that they share his values such as his passion for people, family spirit, the drive to continuously improve and reinvent the product and dedication to the community. 

Winston’s commitment to people and the community is evident as his social contribution has been experienced in over five islands while he journeyed through his professional endeavors. This according to Winston is his way of giving back as he too was mentored and encouraged at the beginning of his career. 

His most treasured accomplishment is the contribution and influence that he has been able to impart on others for their development and continues to look at new emerging trends in the Industry to keep his Organization and Destination St Lucia current, competitive and remain at the cutting edge. His motto and mission is to remain a true visionary, a true leader and a man who selflessly works for the betterment of the community, the development of people and the progression of St Lucia that he truly loves and has made his home.

Ross Stevenson - Representative for High-End Boutique Hotels

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Ross Stevenson a 42 year veteran of the hotel industry – starting his career at The Old Curse Hotel (5 star) in St Andrews in 1997 with winter Stages in Switzerland and Germany. Then worked at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland between 1981 – 9 (5 star) in various positions within food and beverage, rising to Conference and Banqueting Manager. Ross moved to Glasgow to gain city center management experience working as Food and Beverage Manager at The Moat House International (4 star) for a period of three years prior to gaining his first GM position at The Briggens House Hotel in Hertfordshire (4 star) . Two of the GM positions at The Royal Crescent in Bath, and The Cliveden House both Relaise & Chateau properties and both 5 stars.

In 2000 Ross crossed the water to the Caribbean commencing with The Royal St Lucia for three years and then to Cobblers Cove in Barbados (Relaise & Chateau) for 5 years before heading back to St Lucia in April 2008 to Manage and open Cap Maison, St Lucia – of which he was made a Director in 2015. Ross became a Citizen of St Lucia in 2017.

Dean La Force - Representative for Small Properties (Small Hotels, Inns, Bed & Breakfast Establishments & Guesthouses

Dean La Force currently the General Manager of the quaint and boutique-size Bel Jou Hotel. The hospitality industry became his passion at a very tender age and he has served and continues to serve for the past twenty years. He attended the Monroe College in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management. The industry has opened many doors of opportunity and has taught many life skills for both personal and career development. His proudest accomplishment in his career is leading his team at the Bel Jou Hotel to higher achievements and accolades by winning several Service Achievement Awards over the three year period at the helm. Taking the hotel from number eight to number three top hotel in Castries by TripAdvisor vying against other top hotels, is a great and pleasing accomplishment.

Youth development is also dear to him as he strongly believes the “youth are our future”, therefore investing in their development and creating opportunities to drive them to their successes is critical for the country’s growth and creating a better environment for the youths.

Orlando Satchell - Representative for Independent Restaurants & Food & Beverage Suppliers

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Orlando Satchell has been a Chef for the whole of his career, starting at the bottom and working up to Executive Chef / Consultant Chef. He has worked in top hotels in London, and set up Caribbean restaurants in Miami and Singapore. Orlando became Executive Chef at Ladera in 1998 until 2012 when he embarked on creating his own successful restaurant in Soufriere.

Orlando’s goal in life has been to give Caribbean cuisine the same acclaim as French, Italian, Indian and Asian cuisines. It has also been to use local produce wherever possible and he has worked closely with local farmers and fishermen to improve the quality of ingredients which has benefitted both parties.

After completing his first year in his own restaurant, Orlando won certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor, and he has just won Trip Experts Expert’s Choice award for the third time and has featured in countless travel magazines. Orlando has his own weekly radio show and was recently asked to cater for the official visit of His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

Orlando is a Director of the St Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association with responsibility for Food, Beverages and Independent Restaurants and he is currently working on setting up a Culinary Association that will benefit all independent food businesses.

During his time in St Lucia Orlando has had close contacts with schools, and is more than happy to attend careers days, give cooking demos and judging cooking competitions. He was also happy to train the kitchen staff at Bordelais Correctional Facility in H&S and to improve their menu. He also trained the Mabouya Valley catering ladies and mentored several promising young chefs.

Orlando has put on demonstrations at the James Beard Foundation, New York and Le Cordon Bleu School in London and he has won a certificate of Excellence from the James Beard Foundation. Orlando is the only St Lucian Chef to be invited to participate in Martinique’s Food and Rum Festival

Kennedy Renee - Representative for Airlines, Travel Consultants, Destination Management Companies and Wedding Service Providers


Manager of Operations & Logistics at Parcels Express International
With over 25 years in the Logistics, Air Feeder Cargo Hub Operations and Air Cargo business specializing in worldwide express delivery services whilst at FedEx and Kennedy is now at Parcels Express International (UPS & Aeropost Network).
Having amassed a wide range of knowledge in the operations and management of the supply chain within fast-paced demand driven environment confidently managing customer expectations with the realities of the vast environment that is express delivery. 
He is also on the executive of the Airline Operators Committee (St. Lucia) currently serving as AOC Chairman which represents private Airport Operations pertaining to passengers, crew, baggage, aircraft, security and cargo. 

Corey Devaux - Representative for Ground Transportation & Cruise Sub-sectors and Tour Service Providers (Automobile Rentals, National Taxi Union, Tourism Taxis & Cruise related businesses)

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Corey Devaux is the General Manager of Sea Spray Cruises Limited, and has been working with the company since December 2012. He attended St. Mary’s College for his secondary education, followed by the University of Central Florida, where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Finance and a Minor in Real Estate. He was nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, and has been serving on the SLHTA Board of Directors for 3 consecutive terms. Corey plans to take the tour business in St. Lucia to the next level and will soon be welcoming a new addition to his fleet of vessels that will set his company apart from the competition.

Sean Devaux - Representative for the Yachting and Maritime subsector

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As the general manager of IGY Rodney Bay Marina, Sean Devaux brings extensive marina operations and management experience. Sean joined IGY as boatyard manager, followed by operations manager before becoming General Manager in 2015. Prior to joining IGY Marinas in 2012, Devaux served as operations manager at a Catamaran company for four years. His passion for boating and the marina industry stems from his upbringing, as his father managed ganters bay marina in port Castries. A St. Lucian native and an active member in the community, Devaux is the president of the St. Lucia Game Fishing Association and serves as maritime director on the board of the St. Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association. Devaux received his bachelor of science in sociology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Zilta Leslie - Representative for Utility Companies, Statutory Corporations and Financial Institutions

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Mrs. Zilta George – Leslie has been a part of WASCO’s Management team since 2003, serving as the company’s Customer Service Manager. Her 15 years of progressive experience in the field of Customer Service, and her professional history makes her ideal for the position.

Mrs George – Leslie holds a double major Degree in Management and Sociology (Hons) and a Masters in Industrial Sociology from the University of the West Indies. She also holds a certificate in Agriculture from the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture & Forestry (now COSTATT) in Trinidad.
Mrs George – Leslie represents WASCO on the Development Control Authority and also sits on the Transforming Tourism Value Chain Project. She also serves Saint Lucia as an Electoral Commissioner.


Kirk Elliott - Representative At Large for Banks, Professionals, Educational/Training Institutions & Other Allied Members

Kirk Elliott is a Social Entrepreneur/Photographer who is passionate about the development of systems and methodologies that seek to ensure the economic benefits of tourism redound to the broadest cross-section of society.  With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry Kirk has garnered a wealth of knowledge in both customer service as well as customer satisfaction which he deploys towards delivering excellence beyond client expectation.  

In recent years Kirk has developed a special interest in sustainable community based tourism.  He currently mentors a small community of descendants of Saint Lucia’s original Freedom Fighters intent on developing a sustainable community based tourism product that becomes an International Benchmark of Sustainable Community Based Tourism within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Chemistry from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica.  Kirk also holds Certification in NGO Profession Management from the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Certification in Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States from the Hamburg University of Applied Science and he is also a Certified National Geographic Educator. 

Kirk is the creator of the St Lucia Photo Tour, a niche tourism product that immerses vacationers in the culture and history of Saint Lucia through the medium of photography. His Photo Tour was inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame in 2019 and as of this writing is ranked as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Castries on TripAdvisor and as one of the top 5 photo tours in the Caribbean.

Kirk’s photography has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, Sandals Resorts, The Government of Saint Lucia, Office of the Governor General of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), NBC News, Time, The Guardian, Getty Images and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), among others

Noorani Azeez - SLHTA CEO

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Noorani Azeez under his current portfolio as Chief Executive Officer at the St. Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA), is charged with the development of strategic plans and re-engineering of organizational structures and systems to ensure a more pro-active role in tourism advocacy and enhanced productivity of the Association and its members.

Under multiple portfolios over the past nine years, Noorani facilitated and led the successful creation and management of:

SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund which has supported over 100 hundred projects designed to build community resilience, support environmental protection and establish linkages between tourism and other industries

A Hospitality Training Centre which trained over 700 tourism industry employees during its inaugural year in 2017

A local Foreign Languages Learning Centre in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico and University of Quintana Roo

A Hospitality Apprenticeship Program for Youth which has provided tourism internships for over 550 unemployed youth seeking careers in hospitality

The Virtual Agricultural Clearing House facility which uses a Whats App platform as a trading forum for farmers and hoteliers. Over 400 farmers and 12 hotels participate in the program resulting in trade of almost 1 million dollars of locally grown agricultural produce during its first year of operations. The project has won international best practice awards and recognition from the CHTA and WTTC.

Negotiated the institution of an SLHTA Group Medical Insurance Plan for industry employees via the SLHTA to allow access to medical insurance for employees whose companies cannot afford to provide insurance for them. To date, over 2000 employees currently participate in the program which has greater benefits than any other local plans for the lowest premiums.

Prior to joining the SLHTA, Noorani served as Training and Development Manager for Sandals Resorts International. His responsibilities in this post included conducting training needs assessment of team members and providing training and guidance to line staff and management professionals in a variety of subject areas, both locally and regionally, to ensure consistency in service delivery.

Before this, he served as General Manager at the National Skills Development Centre Inc. (NSDC) for over five years. At NSDC he was responsible for negotiating donor grant funds and managed projects for training unemployed youth in hospitality and other fields of study.

Qualified with a degree in Business Administration and experience as a project development and management specialist, Noorani adds value to community resilience efforts, private sector development and the national growth agenda through excellent human relations skills, effective organizational task management and impeccable character. The opportunity to energize the holistic development of small island developing states and purposefully impact our communities are endeavours which unlock his passions.

Gasper George - Representative For SLASPA

Gasper George is Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority’s (SLASPA) Senior Manager for Business Development and Corporate Communications. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. George spearheads all marketing, research, product & business development, media, public relations and communications efforts for the Authority.

Prior to joining SLASPA, Gasper was the Business Development Manager at St. Lucia Air Freighters, authorized agent for Amerijet. He also previously worked with the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) in the capacity of Marketing and Promotion Officer, where he pioneered national export development efforts in the North American (USA and Canada) and Caribbean (French Overseas Territories inclusive) markets.

Mr. Gasper George Serves on the SLHTA Board of Directors as the Representative for SLASPA.

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