ASAP is delighted to announce that Richard Whittaker, EMEA Director of Supplier Management for Oakwood Worldwide has been appointed as the new Deputy Chair of the ASAP.

Speaking after the announcement at ASAP’s General meeting yesterday, James Foice, ASAP CEO comments:

‘I am thrilled that Richard has been appointed to the role of Deputy Chair of the ASAP. 

His very extensive experience in our serviced apartment sector globally will be a tremendous asset to us at this pivotal time of growth for our Association.  He has played a key part on our Steering Committee over the last year and has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for our sector so I very much look forward to working with him in the coming months as we plan for our future growth.’

richard-whittakerRichard Whittaker comments:

‘This is a very exciting time for the serviced apartment industry and I am honoured to accept the role of Deputy Chair of the ASAP. I have been a keen supporter of the Association for many years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on a leading role as we continue to grow and develop the industry on behalf of ASAP members.

Richard will take up the role of Deputy Chair with immediate effect.


Richard Whittaker has more than 17 years’ experience in the serviced apartment sector and has led the Europe, the Middle East and Africa supply chain management team at Oakwood Worldwide® since 2011. Oakwood Worldwide® is a premier provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions with presence in more than 88 countries.