For 20 years, Simon Clayton worked for an investment bank in the City of London. In 1998 one of his major clients, DHL, invited him to become Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman, a challenge that also meant relocating to Brussels. Now recently retired from DHL, Simon and his wife Judy explain why they have settled in Quinta do Lago.
Articles in the ‘People’ Category
Sir Roy Gardner is Chief Executive of Centrica plc, which trades in Britain under the British Gas and Onetel brands. A true Captain of Industry, He is also Chairman of Manchester United plc and sits on the boards of various national charities and industry bodies. Sir Roy is a fan of the Algarve and a property owner in Quinta do Lago.
Jorge Tito was born in the Algarve and studied the hotel trade in Porto. He worked for six years for Le Méridien hotels in the Algarve before being sent to Brazil. Head-hunted by owner of the Quinta do Lago Hotel, Daniel do Adro, he has become the first Algarvean General Manager of this prestigious 5-star hotel.
Domingos da Silva is Managing Director of Quinta do Lago. He has been with the resort for over 17 years, and for many people, he IS Quinta do Lago. In that time he has seen it grow, change and mature, almost like a person. He talks about his life, his loves – and Quinta do Lago.
António Santos was born in Almancil and has watched the area develop into one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Europe. Golf has been his lifelong career, starting as a receptionist handling reservations and culminating in his current position of Director of Golf at San Lorenzo, one of the region’s leading courses.