Our Team

From our passion for curating the most beautiful homes and villas to our unwavering commitment to delivering one-of-a-kind service, these are the things that make us who we are – and give our guests, homeowners and travel partners that unmistakable onefinestay experience.

We started out in London in 2010, our hometown, before expanding to the USA, France, Italy, Australia and more. Today, we’re over 300 pairs of hands working together to redefine hospitality in the world’s most desirable destinations.

Thomas Girard

Chief Executive Officer | Based in our Paris office

Thomas is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech. He began his entrepreneurial career by co-founding three successful companies: he was COO and Co-Founder of Wipolo (2010 - 2014), CityVox (2013 - 2014) and then Smach (2014 - 2016). He has been with Accor since 2016, serving as Disruption Leader and a member of the Accor New Business leadership team. He is also visiting professor at École Polytechnique. Thomas joined onefinestay as CEO in July 2018.

Lavina Liyanage

Chief Markets Officer - City Collection | Based in our London office

Following a 14-year international career in the hedge fund industry, Lavina joined onefinestay in 2016 as Head of Commercial for London. Since then, Lavina has transitioned from General Manager and Director of Portfolio (Europe) to Director for the UK, Italy & Sydney to her current role as Chief Markets Officer for the City Collection. Lavina graduated from Manchester University with a BA (Hons) in Economics.

Bobby Gibson

Chief Markets Officer - Villa Collection | Based in the US

Bobby was CEO of Travel Keys for 15 years until its acquisition by Accor in May 2017. As CEO of the Americas & Chief Revenue Officer for onefinestay, he oversaw the guest sales, partners and distribution teams. Bobby became onefinestay’s Chief Markets Officer for the Villa Collection; in his present role, he drives growth to our homes in leisure destinations. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Raphael Guillet

Chief Revenue Officer | Based in our Paris office

Raphael joined Accor in 2014 when the group acquired Wipolo, a company he co-founded. He began his time at Accor as a Disruption Technologist, and he has been on the New Business team since its inception. Raphael became Chief Revenue Officer of onefinestay in October 2018. Prior to joining Accor, Raphael worked for Air France and co-founded several startups, including Cityvox and Smach, where he held the position as Chief Technical Officer. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC).

Christine Choquel

Chief Digital Officer | Based in our Paris office

Christine joined onefinestay in May 2018 as an advisor and became Chief Digital Officer in July 2018. Christine is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris (1997), where she specialised in Innovation Conception Production and has 22 years experience in tech/digital including 10 years as executive consultant or interim manager. Prior to joining onefinestay, Christine had several roles including consulting, project management, and transition/change management at C-level positions in various industries such as e-commerce, classified ads, media, travel, retail, software publishing.

Helen Gribble

Chief People & Legal Officer | Based in our London office

Helen first worked with onefinestay in late 2016 as a consultant before joining permanently in 2017 as the Chief People & Culture Officer. With postgraduate qualifications in HR and Business from the University of Auckland, Helen has over 15 years experience in HR with the last 8 years at board level. Helen’s experience in HR and consulting spans across several industries, including Travel & Hospitality, Rail Construction & Engineering, Financial Services, Not-for-profit, Retail and Professional Services within the UK, Europe and internationally.

Michelle Spratt

Chief Finance Officer | Based in our London office

Michelle joined onefinestay as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in November 2018. She is seasoned International Finance Executive with more than 30 years finance experience in international environments. She holds a Business degree from HEC Montreal and is a Canadian Chartered accountant. After her experience in a top audit firm in Montreal she moved to France and has dual nationalities.