Founder & Executive Director

Christopher E. Stafford – as a practicing serial entrepreneur and hotelier in equal doses throughout my career and having had the advantage of International parents and multi lingual environments he counts among his strengths – versatility and sensitivity in the face of an ever changing world.

His experience includes stints in Hawaii, Sweden, Norway, Tahiti, Sydney – Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Maldives and Laos. The last 24 years in South East Asia have given me a rare insight into the thinking and workings of business in this region that lies within 4 hours flying time of 66% of the world’s population.

His hotel experience includes opening, operating, and managing hotels in addition to overseeing multi property situations for both Anantara Hotels,Resorts & Spas and SilverNeedle Collection. Other experiences in business include opening and developing a Sound Engineering and Music Production School, managing a Cleaning Company, and operating a Public Relations and Event Company.

As the founder of Stafford Edison International Hospitality I seek to provide clients with a service and support network that is focused on luxury independent travelers, independent hotel owners and operators, as well as their supporters!

Kh Supranee Nilpong

Administration Manager

Kh Supranee has many years experience in both event management/coordination and hotel management at a senior level in her many roles with the Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas as well as the Rest Detail Hotel Group in Hua Hin Thailand. Her appreciation of the requirements for luxury operators and her ability to deal with relevant authorities are huge strengths.

She has worked within the group since 2008 and before that with Anantara Group since 2001.

Maxwell Michell

Training Specialist

Max is a 20-year veteran of the hotel and hospitality industry and is as specialist in travel and hotel safety & security. After training as a hospital medical technician, he served in the Criminal Investigation Branch Special Squad (Narcotics) in the New South Wales Police Force. He left the force to become the head of security for the Regent International Hotel in Sydney where it he set the benchmarks for hotel safety and security programs throughout the nation.

Max founded a successful hotel safety and security consultancy in Singapore, serving hoteliers primarily in the 5-star hotel market. Subsequent to that he worked for a global Hong Kong based risk Management Company specializing in hotel security risk management and major event security. Major events included the Beijing Olympics Games, the Vancouver Winter Olympics and the RSA Football World Cup. He has serviced many high end branded corporate hotels undertaking security risk assessments, food safety audits & training, Information Security Audits, emergency response procedures planning, corporate health, safety and security guidelines and crisis management planning. He is a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales and has an Advance Diploma in the Hospitality Management and a Certificate of Specialisation in Rooms Division Management.

Graeme Foreman

GF International Solutions

Graeme Foreman is a former international tennis player and coach who now works in the world of performance psychology. A published author, mentor and coach in business, education and sport.

He now works with Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports people to high performing academies, athletes and coaches in the world of sport to CEO and people in business. With over 25 years industry experience and his engaging demeanor, he has a really good understanding of modern psychology including personality profiling, emotional intelligence and positive psychology and mental well-being.

Stafford & Chan

Elevating Professionalism

Stafford & Chan was established in 1994 in Singapore by Sharlyn Stafford and Kate Chan. Over the 20 years, we have acquired the best world-class practices in leadership, service and communication. Our boutique style approach and our international team give our clients the agility and flexibility required to navigate in a diverse global environment. This broad multi-cultural, multi-profile and multi-country exposure has enabled us to integrate our unique experience into our workshops to optimize quality, depth and application.