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Francois Gouws

Project Delivery Manager

Francois began his career in hotel operations and later progressed into a project manager role dedicated to the development and launch of new hotels throughout South Africa, assisting brands such as IHG, Marriott and Hilton. This led to opportunities across the world and Francois has subsequently spent the last 10 years working in Kazakhstan, Russia, the USA and most recently, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
 
In Qatar, Francois joined the company MD Properties as Head of Operations for their property development and facilities management division. Assisting investors in everything from concept, design, project management and facilities management. After 3 very successful years, Francois and his wife decided to move to Scotland in 2019 and after a brief stint with OYO Hospitality, joined Safe As Houses in the capacity of Project Coordinator. 
 
Francois has always had a passion for construction and property development and moving into the care sector, being able to affect and improve people’s lives has made the role very rewarding for him. 
 
When he is not working, Francois is an avid adventure motorcyclist and likes to explore Scotland’s beautiful scenery and hidden gems. When he's not on a bike, you will probably find him behind a BBQ, treating friends and family to various culinary delicacies that he’s picked up from around the world.