Cliste Hospitality Senior Leadership Appointments

Cliste Hospitality are delighted to announce the appointments of Michael Ryan as Chief Financial Officer and Andrew Drysdale as Chief Commercial Officer. These appointments will support Cliste Hospitality’s growth strategy. The hotel group welcomed four additional hotels to the group in the last 18 months. The group now has 13 hotels under management with 1400 bedrooms, along with two additional food & beverage businesses. The group employs over 1600 employees.


Prior to joining Cliste Hospitality, Michael Ryan was Director of Finance with Woodie’s DIY, Home & Garden retailer for over 20 years. During his time with Woodie’s, the company grew from 10 stores to 35 stores. During his time with the company, Michael oversaw functions such as IT, logistics & supply chain, and human resources. In his new role with Cliste Hospitality, Michael will be responsible for financial planning, group strategy, risk management and stakeholder management.


Andrew Drysdale has had a long and successful career as General Manager in the hospitality industry. Andrew spent three years as General Manager at Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort in Cavan, before becoming General Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway for three years. Andrew went on to manage the five-star G Hotel in Galway, before becoming General Manager at Glasson Lakehouse Resort in Athlone. In his new role with Cliste Hospitality, Andrew will be responsible for product development across food & beverage, conference & events, and spas & leisure centres. He will also be responsible for overseeing the group corporate and international sales strategies and the group procurement strategy.


Director of Hotels at Cliste Hospitality Sean O’Driscoll commented “The appointments of both Michael Ryan and Andrew Drysdale to the Cliste Hospitality leadership team supports our growth strategy as we plan further hotel and restaurant acquisitions, along with new hotel management contracts over the next two years. We believe the appointments we have made over the last three years across hotel operations, digital marketing, revenue management, finance, and people & culture, has made Cliste Hospitality a leader in hospitality management capabilities. The addition of Michael & Andrew strengthens our team even further”.