The Conduit, a membership community committed to social, environmental and economic change, has appointed Kerry O’Connor as its new CEO to lead its team and operations at its landmark site on Langley Street in London's Covent Garden.
Kerry is a well-known figure in London’s hospitality scene with a wealth of experience in high-end restaurants, bars and hotels. For the last four years she has been at the five-star Hotel Café Royal on Piccadilly, and she has also held leadership roles at The Grove and Mondrian hotels, as well as heading up Food and Beverage at Selfridges.
The Conduit’s home is a Grade II-listed, six-storey building owned by the Mercers’ Company, who share The Conduit’s vision and mission around driving positive impact. Across its floors, The Conduit offers spaces for members to collaborate, network, dine and host events with restaurants, bars, a bookshop, podcast studio, event spaces and private offices.
Kerry will be applying her considerable expertise to the industry-leading sustainable and ethical hospitality offering of The Conduit, including its public-facing, critically acclaimed, ground-floor restaurant, Warehouse. Kerry's immediate priority will be the highly anticipated launch of The Conduit’s 2,000 square-foot roof terrace next month.
The Conduit is currently hiring for a range of hospitality roles ahead of the launch of its new roof terrace.
Liam Black, Chair of the Board at The Conduit, commented, “We are so lucky to have Kerry come on board as we move into the next phase of the club’s evolution. Our goal is to be London’s premier ethical hospitality business and the appointment of Kerry shows how serious we are about that.”
Kerry added, “I am so delighted to come to The Conduit and join a great team. To be able to fuse my professional skills and experiences with such a powerful purpose is brilliant. My goal is to make every aspect of member and guest experience a delight and to create an irresistible vibe throughout the building at all times of day and night.”