Meet the team

The CMS Hospitality Team

CMS Hospitality globally is managed from our two offices, one in Sydney Australia and one in Reading in the UK. The company is organised within the departments of Administration, Sales, Operations & Support and Development. Our team comes from a wide background of industries, backgrounds and ethnicities. CMS Hospitality employs a team from more than a dozen different countries. CMS Hospitality is an equal opportunities Employer.

The Management Team



Brian Manning – Managing Director CMS Hospitality would not be where it is today without Brian. Building the company from a start up in the 1980’s embracing emerging computing technology in hospitality, Brian has steered the ship ever since. Brian has progressed the business with changing technologies from IBM mainframes, DOS, Windows based products and now cloud based HTML5 solutions

Lisa Kapinski – Operations Director  Lisa has an extensive Management and Services background with over 20 years of Hotel Operational experience, during which time she has managed several hotel properties throughout Australia. Lisa started with CMS in their busy Sydney office, as an Installations Coordinator, before being appointed Director of Operations in 2017. Her focus is on positive client relations utilising her intimate knowledge of the Hospitality Industry and she oversees the operations and scheduling of our Support, Installations and Technical Team.

James Tintinger – Operations and Technical Consultant  James’ career spans hospitality with Holiday Inn, sales selling trucks & buses for ERF and hotel software systems with Logistix. James started with CMS Hospitality in our office in Cape Town, before being appointed Key Accounts manager in Sydney for many years.  James now supports our Operations and Install Team on a consultancy basis.



Colette Lonie – Development Manager  Colette and her team are the driving force of GuestCentrix, constantly building on and developing new applications for our users. Colettes background is mainly in development of applications in the financial sector and industries and specialises in C#, .Net and web based technologies.

Dean Gabrio – Product Manager Dean started his career by filling several different service roles with various local hotel operators. He then graduated to the hotel technology space, and since then has held software focused product and service delivery roles in distribution and housekeeping management. Dean’s role at CMS Hospitality is to ensure our products keep pace with client requirements in today’s rapidly changing environment.

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