Guy Bentley, CEO, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Guy Bentley, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management SchoolGuy is CEO of Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) and elected Chair & Director of The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).

He serves as a Member on the National Committee of the Colleges of Private Higher Education (COPHE) and past Chair of the Australian Association of Hotel Schools (AAHS).

He is highly recognised for his outstanding contributions to the Tourism/Training Industry in Australia and in 2011, was awarded the National Platinum Training Award and a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Australian Accommodation Industry.

Guy is passionate about investigating Strategic Business Improvement Models, CSV and CSR initiatives.

He published a joint research publication on “Proactive Crisis Planning” with Mr Thomas Koruth from BMIHMS, and Associate Professor Brent Ritchie & Ms Wang Jie from The University of Queensland.

This study found strong support for the hypotheses that organisational type and organisational size had an impact on the implementation of crisis planning and the perceived level of crisis preparedness.

The research was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism in 2011, “Proactive Crisis Planning: Lessons for the Accommodation Industry”.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is currently delivering programs in 6 Countries with over 2000 students enrolled.

The School part of the bigger global network Laureate that has 64 institutions in 29 countries with over 7000,000 students enrolled.

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