Former Rocco Forte Hotels finance chief Jeff Singleton has been confirmed as chief financial officer of Caribbean group Elegant Hotels.

He has been appointed to the role permanently having joined the Barbados-based group on an interim basis before Christmas.

Singleton’s previous roles have included finance director of the De Vere Hotel Group.

Elegant Hotels chairman Simon Sherwood said: “We are delighted that Jeff has agreed to join Elegant Hotels on a permanent basis, following a highly impressive two-month period in the interim CFO role.

“Jeff brings with him extensive experience of the luxury hotel sector as well as a high level of financial expertise, and has already proven himself an invaluable member of the team.

“I have no doubt that he will continue to make a significant and positive contribution to the group as it continues to carry out its long term strategy.”