At Your Service

Our Team

The dedicated team at Hayfield Manor strive to ensure that all our guests enjoy a memorable stay. With a wealth of experience guiding us, and a desire to be the best, you are assured of the highest quality, unobtrusive service during your time at Hayfield Manor.

We would like to introduce you to the team members who will be looking after you during your stay.

Evander Brennan

General Manager

Evander began his hospitality career without realising it while growing up in the family business at home in South Sligo. He then graduated with a degree from the ATU - Atlantic Technological University Galway City in Bar Management. Evander acquired his Hospitality Expertise during his time in the Sligo Park Hotel and the renowned 5-star Ashford Castle in Co Mayo, before joining Hayfield Manor. While working in these properties, Evander progressed through the ranks by nurturing his eye for service excellence, and detail in the 5-star environment. 

The idea of travelling became attractive to Evander and along his way he worked in a 5-star resort in Florida and the luxury of Seabourn Cruise Ships where he was able to balance his travelling and career hand in hand. Evander joined the team at Hayfield Manor in May 2018 as Food and Beverage Manager before progressing to the role of Hotel Manager and most recently General Manager. Evander still has a passion for travel, each winter enjoying his annual skiing trip, and during the summer, if you cannot find Evander in Hayfield Manor, he is almost certainly somewhere in the grounds of Pairc Ui Chaoimh as an avid Gaa fan. To recharge his batteries he is an active triathlete which he thoroughly enjoys. 

Above everything else he is committed to the benefits of encouraging a positive team spirit here at Hayfield Manor and is motivated by delivering the highest standards for all of our guests.

John Burchill

Operations Manager
John Burchill
John Burchill is our Operations Manager at Hayfield Manor.

John began his journey in hospitality many years ago working in properties such as Fota House & Gardens, The Royal Cork Yacht Club, The Farmgate Restaurant & Barnabrow House. John is a proud Cork man and is a native of Aghada, East Cork.

John holds a degree in Culinary Arts & an Honours degree in Hospitality Management from Munster Technological University (Formally Cork Institute of Technology). John joined the team at Hayfield Manor in October 2013 and since then has held the positions of Bartender, Pastry Chef, Food & Beverage Server, Duty Manager, Conference & Banqueting Manager and most recently progressing to the role of Operations Manager.

His hobbies include Gaelic football, rowing, baking & the odd glass of wine. John has achieved tremendous success throughout his career so far. He lives for the 5 star experience and creating memorable experiences for our wonderful guests is his top priority.

Tanya Mansfield

Spa Manager
Tanya Tanya studied in Cork College of Commerce for 4 years. She started with a Complementary Health course and following this she went on to study Beauty Therapy, where she achieved great success and won Student of the Year in her final year of studies. Tanya began working in Hayfield Manor as a part time therapist while also working in Castlemartyr Resort. College needed to take precedence, thus Tanya opted to leave Hayfield Manor for a brief period to concentrate on her studies. Thankfully, Tanya decided to come back and join us in November 2014 and ever since she has been doing a fantastic job as Spa Manager at The Beautique Spa where she loves to work each day.
In addition to managing a busy and buzzing spa, Tanya’s other key passion in life is travelling. Tanya is a firm believer in positive thinking and likes to bring this attitude to work with her to motivate her team and welcome guests with a smile

John Richardson

Bar Manager

Service with a smile is guaranteed in The Manor Bar, with John and his team on hand throughout the day. John has been a member of the Hayfield Manor team since the doors first opened in 1996 - he is now part of the foundation! Prompt and efficient service, and always happy to spend time conversing with guests, John is very popular with guests.