McBurnie has over 20 years experience in the finance sector working across the professional services, food distribution and hospitality sectors.
He joins the Almarose team from MacDonald Hotels and Resorts, where he held the position of group finance director from 2017. He previously worked at PwC for 17 years, both in the UK and internationally, before joining Enterprise Foods as its financial director.
In his role as chief financial officer, he will supervise all aspects of financial control and reporting. He will also establish targets to drive the hotel management company’s financial performance, monitoring efficient processes in order to drive sales and profit.
McBurnie said: “I’m really pleased to have been given the opportunity to join the team at Almarose Hotels and Resorts, especially at such an exciting time for the company.
“I plan to work alongside the senior leadership team to shape the future direction of Almarose, consolidating the progress already made by the finance team and establishing ‘best-in-class’ practices.”
He added: “Since starting, I’ve been struck by the passion and energy of the team, who have gone out of their way to welcome me. I’m looking forward to joining them on what I’m sure will be a very exciting journey for Almarose.”
Philip Gardner, commercial director at Almarose Hotels and Resorts, added: “Jason’s appointment comes at an integral time for our business. The wealth of experience that he brings to the role will be invaluable in helping to shape our financial strategy throughout the next phase of our development. It’s great to welcome him on board.”