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SDH Institute Lecturers

Barry Hayes

Senior Lecturer

Mr Barry Hayes has over 30 years of professional experience that spans across diverse areas of our industry, such as Coaching, Training and Development, Events and Hospitality and Tourism before becoming an educator in these specialised areas.

In his younger and adventurous days Barry spent time race sailing and coaching around the United Kingdom and Europe. Significantly, he coached at the international level at Plas Menai, the renowned National Water-Sports Centre for England and Wale. Barry also completed a three Hospitality Managements trainee programme with the Trusthouse forte group.

In 1998 he came to Asia to assist in setting up a water sports company and has stayed on since. In 2001 Barry led and event managed his first of five annual AWT Asian windsurfing tours which was telecasted around the world by Star Sports. During these ten years, Barry also managed a group of resort/hotels in South East Asia specialising in leisure & water sports; with General Manager (GM) postings in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. He then settled down permanently in Singapore where he was the Director Representative for the group’s resorts in South East Asia.

Barry was also instrumental in building the S$2m water sports Centre on the East Coast in 2008. In 2009, Barry returned to his passion of lecturing to the future managers of this great industry and has since held several senior lecturing and management positions in the private education industry.

Barry possesses a Master of Science (MSc) in Sports Business Management conferred by Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is a certified trainer, assessor, curriculum developer (ACTA) and a registered Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT – USA). Barry holds a professional membership for the Institute for Hospitality (United Kingdom) along with a Fellowship from the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

Barry is a Senior Lecturer at SDH where he is continuing his studies for a Doctor of Philosphy (PhD) specializing in the hospitality research.

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