NewsMay 26, 2020

Vakkaru Maldives Appoints Iain McCormack As General Manager

Vakkaru Maldives has announced the appointment of Iain McCormack as its new General Manager.

With over 36 years in the hospitality business and a career that has spanned key global regions, Iain brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the resort.


Iain is no stranger to Maldives after managing the world acclaimed Gili Lankanfushi and more recently Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi. He has successfully managed several luxury resorts around the world, working closely with owner and operators achieving the desired results. He has in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing, revenue management, strategy planning, positioning, quality assurance and awareness. Additionally, he has extensive experience managing remote, diverse and complex properties, countries and situations.

A hotel management graduate of Southampton College, Iain started his career path working at a number of renowned hotels in the United Kingdom, including the Gleneagles Hotel and The Metropole Hotel. He then moved to the Caribbean, where he managed luxury properties in the Grenadines, Barbados, St Lucia, Anguilla, Jamaica & St Maarten.

A move across the world to the Maldives managing Soneva Gili saw his entry into Asia, thereafter, followed a variety of global hospitality brands such as Leading Hotels of the World, InterContinental and Shangri-La in places as diverse as Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bali. Under his stewardship as general manager, he has achieved many awards including the “World’s Leading Luxury Resort”, Number 1 Trip Advisor.

With Iain’s rich multi-faceted experience in resorts worldwide and his passion for top-notch guest services, he will be a key player in enriching the stellar reputation of the Vakkaru brand and positioning Vakkaru as the top luxury resort in the island nation, the resort reported.