Mr Ayling has spent more than 11 years with Laguna Resorts & Hotels. He joined in 2000 as Assistant Vice President Finance, before being promoted to Deputy Managing Director/ Vice President Finance in 2005 and to his current role in 2006, taking over from popular man-about-the-island James Batt.
During his tenure Laguna Phuket has become recognised as Asia’s leading lifestyle destination resort and a similar project, Laguna Lang Co, has been launched in central Vietnam.
Mr Ayling’s successor has yet to be named. A Laguna statement said, “A further announcement on Laguna Phuket’s management structure is subject to Board approval and will be made in due course.”