New Zealand School of Tourism graduate, Sevyn Brown, has been named as the new duty manager for Sudima Rotorua.
Her career kick-started in 2018 after receiving the Ngāti Whakaue Sudima Hotels Scholarship.
Sevyn worked across different departments as part of her 1 year internship, before upskilling with New Zealand School of Tourism and progressing to degree-level study.
Jane Savage, Ngāti Whakaue Endowment Board Member, told Meeting Newz New Zealand (NWEE) that watching Sevyn gain confidence and competence was rewarding.
“NWEE is proud to congratulate Sevyn on her promotion which is the result of hard work, commitment, the right attitude and resilience during the huge pandemic disruptions.”
Sevyn Brown has been named the new Duty Manager at Sudima Rotorua, and her ties to the business go back a half-decade; she began working for the group after she received the Ngāti Whakaue scholarship in 2018.
The Ngati Whakaue Sudima Hotels Scholarship Programme has been helping passionate young Māori students enter the hotel and hospitality industry since 2014.
Sudima Hotels’ relationship with the Ngāti Whakaue iwi was established to help Ngāti Whakaue descendants into employment, training, and junior leadership positions with Sudima Hotels and obtain hospitality qualifications. The collaboration continues to support people into leadership roles in the hotel industry in Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty region.
Jane Savage, Ngāti Whakaue Endowment Board Member, says: “NWEE is proud to congratulate Sevyn on her promotion which is the result of hard work, commitment, the right attitude, and resilience during the huge pandemic disruptions."
“She is a fine role model for our rangatahi.”