The Power List | Jocelyn Betts, Corporate Communications Director at Belmond
The Rising Stars: Belmond’s Corporate Communications Director Joss Betts discusses how to achieve success in the luxury sector, and the importance of mentoring in this week’s Walpole Power List profile filmed at Ennismore Sessions House by Allied Content last summer.
Jocelyn is Corporate Communications Director of the legendary Belmond, a brand that began in 1976 with the opening of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. For over 40 years Belmond has followed a pioneering spirit and passion for authenticity to create and uncover some of the world’s greatest travel adventures. In April 2019, Belmond joined LVMH reinforcing the brand’s place among the international leaders in luxury.
Who gave you your first big break?
My former manager at Thomson Reuters gave me my first break in corporate communications. I had previously been working for the UK government for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport during the 2012 Olympic Games and was seeking similarly wide-ranging work on the front-line of current affairs. Making the jump to an in-house, private sector role in the U.S required a leap of faith on the part of my former boss – and for taking that leap, and putting his faith in me, I am extremely grateful.