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.
Simon currently sits on a number of Boards including Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC), Recreational Tourism Group (RTG) and Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) as well as the Bond University Executive Advisory Board. Simon was appointed a Director of AAPC in October 2008.
- Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Pacific
- Lindsay Leeser, Vice President Development, Pacific – Accor
- Jonathan Wooller, Executive Vice President – Operations, SilverNeedle Hospitality
- Andrew Langston, Vice President Operations – Asia Pacific, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
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