Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts

Accor Australia has announced the following movers and shakers who have landed new roles within the chain’s network of hotels.

Megan Fleming will commence as Accor’s Regional Director of Sales and Marketing NSW/ACT on 10 April. Megan brings with her over 20 years of International Sales and Marketing experience in Hotels and Resorts across a number of operating companies. Prior to joining Accor, Megan was Regional Director, Global Sales, Starwood Hotels and Resorts where she spent over 14 years leading and managing the global sales organisation in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this Megan worked with Conrad International Hotels as a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Europe and Middle East in addition to a number of other Senior Sales and Marketing positions for Hilton International.

Paul Donnelly has been appointed General Manager, Novotel Norwest Park. Paul joined Accor in October 2002 as Assistant F&B Manager at the Novotel Darling Harbour and then relocated to Quay West Resort Magenta Shores as F&B Manager in July 2006 then Operations Manager in December 2007. He held a number of operational roles at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park and The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, before being appointed General Manager at the Quay Grand Suites Sydney in December 2009. More recently Paul was General Manager, The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney from May 2011.

Michelle Bradshaw has been appointed General Manager, Hotel Lindrum a member of Accor’s MGallery Collection in Melbourne. Michelle joined Accor in March 2005 at the Novotel Darling Harbour Hotel working in Rooms Division and proceeded to work in Front Office roles across various hotel brands within Accor. Michelle participated in the Accor Executive Leadership GM program (VNMT) in October 2008, which saw her gain experience across a range of operational and food and beverage roles nationally. In September 2012, Michelle was appointed to the position of Hotel Operations Manager at Accor Hotels Sydney Olympic Park. Michelle will commence her position with Hotel Lindrum on 22 April.

Cameron Jeffery has been appointed General Manager, Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor. Cameron commenced his career with Accor in June 2006 and joined The Sebel Melbourne as Operations Manager in April 2007. He then relocated to The Sebel Launceston as General Manager in June 2008. In June 2010, Cameron was appointed to his most recent role as General Manager at The Sebel Resort Noosa.

Anne Gottoli has joined Accor as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda. Anne joins Accor from her previous role as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Rydges Bell City, Melbourne. She brings a wealth of experience having worked across the globe for over 14 years in various positions for international hotel brands.

Also at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda, Adam Roberts has joined the food and beverage team as Executive Chef. Adam joined Accor in 2006 as Senior Chef de Partie at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Since then Adam has worked across a number of Melbourne based properties as Exective Chef including Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens.

The new-build Ibis Adelaide has announced its first pre-opening executive staff appointments following General Manager Nathan Frost’s appointment in 2013. This month, Tanya Hussey will begin in the role of Director of Sales for Ibis Adelaide. Tanya joined Accor when The Sebel Launceston entered the network in 2012 with the Mirvac acquisition. Prior to this Tanya worked at The Sebel and Citigate King George Square the now Pullman and Mercure King George Square.

Also at Ibis Adelaide, Joseph Pirrotta will commence as Financial Controller. Joseph first joined Accor in 2001 as Night Manager of Ibis Melbourne before moving into his first accounts role at Mercure Geelong in 2003. In 2005 Joseph commenced the National Management Traineeship and upon finishing the program was the Assistant Financial Controller at Novotel Brighton Beach. He then moved to his current role at Mercure Geelong in the position of Financial Controller where he has been for the last four years.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management