The former chair of the International Spa Association
(ISPA), Kate Mearns, is named Director of Spa and Wellness
The global management and consulting firm, which operates
luxury spas including Broken Sound Club and Kimpton Seafire
Resort and Spa in Grand Cayman, has tasked Mearns with growing
its spa consulting and management division.
Mearns brings more than 25 years’ experience in spa operations,
marketing, product development and wellness programmes, having
worked as corporate operations director for the spa division of
management company WTS. She also sits on the board of the
Washington Spa Alliance.
Mearns says: ‘LIVunLtd places a high value on partnerships.
It’s apparent there is mutual respect, effective collaboration
and trust ““ that makes a wonderful environment to promote
Maureen Fletcher Bankson, executive vice president of spa and
wellness, who will be working alongside Mearns, says: ‘Kate’s
years of experience as a spa director and consultant enhances
our 360-degree solution for spa and wellness services. Her
expertise will be instrumental at every stage of our projects,
including feasibility, design consulting, brand development,
pre-opening and ongoing management.’