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


James Tintinger – Dir. of Operations  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. As Director of Operations James manages several group key accounts, internal IT systems and oversees our support and install team


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.


Duncan Waterman – Director of Sales Duncan has enjoyed an extensive career in travel distribution technology having held senior sales and product roles with Travelport, SiteMinder and Sabre. Starting his career in perhaps in his ideal job serving guests on weekends at the MCG super boxes Duncan has also worked for Rydges Hotels. Duncan is now focussed on driving revenue for CMS Hospitality globally.


Dan Jakobsen Grew up in Copenhagen quickly realizing the hospitality industry was tailor made for him. He graduated from Niels Brock with diploma in Sales & Marketing. Keen to discover he spent years in Spain, UK and Germany. Working with prestigious brands as Melia Hotels International and IHG.

Dan is passionate about the hybrid hotel market place and opened the Generator Hamburg back in 2012 as General Manager.

With a driven personality and entrepreneurial spirit Mr Jakobsen brings with him a thrive for good customer service results and out of the box leadership skills.

Excited about the fast-paced e-commerce travel market and aware of opportunities within social media for expansion of brands.

Devoted father and a bit sports fanatic completes this Great Dane.

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