Liam Spillane

Executive Director of Commercial Services

Liam Spillane

Originally from Northern Ireland, Liam graduated from the University of Ulster in 1995.

Liam secured his first management position with The Irish Institute for European Affairs in Belgium. In 1997 he began his career with Hilton Worldwide, progressing through the group in a variety of management positions and securing his first General Manager’s position at the age of 30. This was followed by an opportunity with Hilton Worldwide in the Middle East and involved him and his family relocating to Egypt for two years.

Outside of hotels, he has been a board member of Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce and also served as a charitable trustee in helping young people develop new skills through education and awarding financial grants.

Liam has been a member of Institute of Hospitality throughout his career.


Liam is responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the University’s Accommodation and Commercial Services Directorate. This includes all student accommodation, retail and catering outlets, and Stirling Court Hotel.