MEET THE TEAM

Marc Nicholson

Marc Nicholson
Founder

Moderator, storyteller, idea sexer, and also the Founder of 1880.

Marc is a serial entrepreneur whose past endeavours include venture capital, advertising, and a chain of barber shops.

Luke Jones

Luke Jones
Chairman

We wish we saw more of him in Singapore like how he probably wishes he saw his top hat, that went missing at a party, again.

Luke has over 20 years of commercial experience including his role as CFO at Delphis Consulting, Managing Director at Halo, Advisor at Cylindo, and Aviva Stanoff Design.

Jean Low

Jean Low
CEO

Can’t go a day without meditation or yoga.

Jean has over 20 years of financial leadership and operational experience across the real estate, education, and co-working sectors and board advisory roles in gender equality and the arts.

Hira Mokomoko
General Manager

You might recognise him from the movie Spartacus, or in lycra as a previous aerobic instructor.

Hira is fluent in opening corporate, boutique hotels, fine dining restaurants, clubs, remote location venues, and elite catering groups. He has lived in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand and held various roles as Director, Operations, Senior Manager with LVMH Group (Ce La Vie), Millennium Group, Oriental Holdings, Hotel De Brett, GCC Limited.

Conversation with Hira >

Colin Buchan

Colin Buchan
Executive Chef

Fluent in Singlish bad words, loves deep house and hip-hop, and would be a DJ if he wasn’t a chef.

Colin was previously the head chef at Jason Atherton’s Pollen, worked with Gordon Ramsay for more than a decade, and an alumnus of Michelin-starred establishments including Marco Pierre White’s L’Escargot. Colin was also the former private chef to David and Victoria Beckham.

Conversation with Colin >

Sophie Fitsall

Sophie Fitsall
Events & Programming Director

No parties for you without this lady who works really hard so you can have the most memorable parties and events at 1880.

Sophie is our events extraordinaire with more than 10 years of experience managing high-end large- scale hospitality, fashion, luxury, and corporate events including Gordon Ramsay Holdings and Rhubarb Food Design.

Tsoler Jekalian
F&B Director

She says she’s been fortunate to have met many celebrities over the course of her time in hospitality but we think they were the ones who got lucky.

Tsoler is our in-house ambassador from Lebanon bringing with her more than 10 years of experience in the F&B and hospitality industry across fine-dining establishments and a famous alpine restaurant and bar.

Phil Gray
Finance Director

“Loves” Microsoft Excel and wonders what he must’ve done in his previous life to deserve it. Keen football fan and player.

He has been working with numbers for 15 years in Deloitte, Kellogg’s, Mr Kipling Cakes, and in his own coffee business. He also co-founded a yoga studio in London.

Sophie Fleming
Membership & Engagement Director

Sophie has more than 15 years of experience in creating high-profile events around the world for private individuals and leading brands. Most recently Sophie spent 12 years at Quintessentially, the luxury concierge service, running their events businesses in Hong Kong, New York, and London.

Josh Wilson
Head of Beverage

Josh’s favourite bars in Singapore are Atlas (“Jesse my man”), 28HKS (second home), and Sago House (family).

From a regular at Latin American bar Vasco to getting offered a job there. That’s how Josh made the transition in 2016 to the bar industry from shipping and never looked back.

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While we won't be able to serve you in person from Thursday, 22 July to Wednesday, 18 August, our kitchen remains open and the team is ready to keep you connected.

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