John Young

Functional Advisor

John Young applies his expertise in strategic human resources and organization design to the North Castle portfolio. From 1983 through 2004, John led and developed the human resources function for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts during a period of rapid global growth and enhancement of brand image through a strategic focus on personalized customer service. His role involved providing advice, policy guidance, and systems support to operating management, human resources, and corporate staff as the company expanded to more than 60 hotels and resorts in 29 countries with more than 32,000 employees. John also served as a member of the company’s Management Committee and as staff liaison to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors for more than 20 years. Prior to his work with Four Seasons, John served as Vice President of Human Resources, in various divisions of Lex Service Group for more than 12 years. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Red Door Spas, Jenny Craig, Equinox Fitness, a former North Castle portfolio company, Network Hardware, and the Hospice Foundation for the Central Coast and previously served on the Board of Directors of Curves, and International Fitness. After graduating with an M.A. from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), John completed post-graduate studies in Human Resources Management at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland). Later in his career, he also earned a M.S. in Organizational Behavior (with Honors) and holds the professional designation Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP).

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