Simon joined Accor in 2005 as General Manager, Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns and was later appointed Regional General Manager, overseeing all hotel operations in Northern Australia and Western Australia in addition to his role at the Sofitel.
Simon’s career has allowed him to work in Thailand, Malaysia, Hamilton Island, Ayers Rock, Gold Coast, Cairns and Sydney. Resorts feature as a key element of Simon’s background; having worked at Ayers Rock Resort and Hamilton Island Resort in Executive roles.
In December 2006 Simon McGrath was appointed to the position of Vice President Australia responsible for all Accor’s Australian hotels. In March 2012 Simon was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer for Accor Australia, a role that within three months was upgraded to Chief Operating Officer Pacific.
Simon currently sits on a number of Boards including Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC), and Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF). Simon is a Director of AAPC, AVC and Reef Casino Trust.