Our Team

From our passion for curating the most beautiful homes and villas to our unwavering commitment to delivering one-of-a-kind service, these are the things that make us who we are – and give our guests, homeowners and travel partners that unmistakable onefinestay experience.

We started out in London in 2010, our hometown, before expanding to the USA, France, Italy, Australia and more. Today, we’re over 300 pairs of hands working together to redefine hospitality in the world’s most desirable destinations.

Bobby Gibson

Chief Executive Officer | Based in the US

Bobby has held a variety of positions on the onefinestay executive team prior to his appointment as chief executive officer to include CEO of Americas, Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Markets Officer - Villa Collection. Prior to joining onefinestay, Gibson served as the CEO and Co-founder of Travel Keys, an industry leader for luxury villa rentals, for 15 years until onefinestay’s parent company Accor acquired the business in 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Lavina Liyanage

Chief Markets Officer - City Collection | Based in London

Following a 14-year international career in the hedge fund industry, Lavina joined onefinestay in 2016 as Head of Commercial for London. Since then, Lavina has transitioned from General Manager and Director of Portfolio (Europe) to Director for the UK, Italy & Sydney to her current role as Chief Markets Officer for the City Collection. Lavina graduated from Manchester University with a BA (Hons) in Economics.

Christine Choquel

Chief Digital Officer | Based in Paris

Christine joined onefinestay in May 2018 as an advisor and became Chief Digital Officer in July 2018. Christine is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris (1997), where she specialised in Innovation Conception Production and has 22 years experience in tech/digital including 10 years as executive consultant or interim manager. Prior to joining onefinestay, Christine had several roles including consulting, project management, and transition/change management at C-level positions in various industries such as e-commerce, classified ads, media, travel, retail, software publishing.

Helen Gribble

Chief People & Legal Officer | Based in London

Helen first worked with onefinestay in late 2016 as a consultant before joining permanently in 2017 as the Chief People & Culture Officer. With postgraduate qualifications in HR and Business from the University of Auckland, Helen has over 15 years experience in HR with the last 8 years at board level. Helen’s experience in HR and consulting spans across several industries, including Travel & Hospitality, Rail Construction & Engineering, Financial Services, Not-for-profit, Retail and Professional Services within the UK, Europe and internationally.