Adrian Whitehead

Adrian Whitehead is the General Counsel for HotelServices UK &Ireland at AccorHotels. He joined the company in 2016 after a 30-year career in legal counsel and private practice roles.

Before joining Accor, Adrian spent 12 years as Group Legal Director and Company Secretary at Brakes, a leading supplier to the catering industry in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden. Prior to that Adrian worked for 8 years in various legal roles at Nestle UK Ltd. He has also enjoyed spells as a corporate solicitor at Woolwich Building Society and Trafalgar House plcafter beginning his career at Clifford Chance LLP.

A highly experienced legal leader, Adrian’s experience includes M&A, corporate financing and restructuring, contract review and negotiation, outsourcing, anti-trust, dispute resolution, insolvency, IP, IT, data protection and privacy.