Philip Shepherd is a Partner in PwC’s Hospitality & Leisure practice where he focuses on the Hotels and Attractions sectors. He has over 20 years of experience advising companies and financiers on their strategies covering the commercial, operational and technology risks and opportunities of their growth strategies and transactions. He has extensive experience in the Middle East where he was deeply involved with the substantial recent leisure developments in the region. He has been the strategic and commercial adviser to the leading theme park development Dubai Parks & Resorts, a four park resort opened in 2016, which will be the largest leisure attraction in the Middle East.
Philip authors reports on the hospitality and leisure sector including the PwC Annual Hotels Forecast, ‘UAE’s transformation into a world class Leisure & Entertainment destination’, The Digital Sandstorm – the impact of digital technology on operators and its follow up The Digital Mindset.