Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute, a master-planned destination retreat for mindful living in China, has appointed Jamie Waring as managing director, wellness. In this newly appointed position, effective immediately, Waring will oversee At One Clinic, At One Healing Spa, and the Family Learning Center. He will be based in Suzhou.
Waring brings more than 30 years of experience leading cross-cultural teams and working in business development, brand creation, sales and marketing, operations, and financial and strategic planning of multi-unit businesses within the hospitality and wellness industries.
“Jamie’s global experience and proven track record in wellness and hospitality is a strategic addition to our senior management team as we further enhance Octave Institute’s programming and anticipated expansion,” said Sook-Yee Tai, chief operating officer, Octave Institute.
Waring spent five years with Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas in Bangkok as managing director and chief operating officer. His COO responsibilities included overseeing the global operations and corporate functions of the brand’s 44 resorts and spas.
Prior to joining Octave Institute, Waring was chief operating officer of Apex Management in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he developed, consulted and managed wellness, hospitality, and real estate development projects in the Middle East.
He began his career in wellness at Holmes Place Group in Europe, leaving as CEO. His business career started in London’s financial district where he was a money broker trading currencies on the international markets.
Waring reports to Sook-Yee Tai, chief operating officer, Octave Institute.