AccorHotels has announced several new appointments in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Paul Archer has been promoted to the position of Regional General Manager – North Island, New Zealand. Paul has worked with AccorHotels since 1996 and has held roles in NZ, Australia and Fiji. Since 2012, he worked as Area General Manager, HOST Hotel Portfolio and GM Novotel Auckland Ellerslie/Ibis Auckland Ellerslie. Prior to this, Paul was the General Manager delegate of Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre in India.
Tim Dearsley has been appointed General Manager, Novotel Suva Lami Bay. Tim began his career at AccorHotels New Zealand in 2010 as General Manager at the All Seasons Hotel Christchurch. Following the devastating earthquake in 2011, this hotel was closed due to significant damage. Tim played a key role in the recovery efforts as the Hospitality Industry Liaison Manager with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. In 2012, Tim moved to his current role as GM, ibis Christchurch.
Sarah Baddams has been appointed to her first General Manager role at Ibis Melbourne Swanston. Sarah joined AccorHotels in July 2008 holding various revenue management roles at Pullman Albert Park and regional office, Victoria. After successfully completing the Strategic Leaders Development Program in 2013, Sarah was appointed to her current role as Operations Manager at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins Hotel.
Matt Juniper has been appointed General Manager, ibis Perth. Matt joined AccorHotels as a Casino Bar Manager in 2004 at the Sofitel Reef Hotel & Casino and while there he was promoted to F&B Manager. Matt relocated to New Zealand to work as F&B Manager at the Grand Mercure Oakridge & Spa in 2008. From there he moved to Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, and in 2011 he worked as Hotel Manager at Mercure Picton Marlborough Sounds. He commenced his first GM role at Ibis Styles Verona Mt Isa in 2013 with his most recent role – General Manager, Ibis Townsville.
Ashley Turner has been appointed General Manager, Qantas Domestic Lounges by AccorHotels from his current role as Manager F&B, Qantas Domestic & International Lounges by AccorHotels. Ashley first joined AccorHotels in 1998, holding various roles within front office across Brisbane, Surfers Paradise and Sydney. In 2008, Ashley was appointed Executive Assistant Manager, Novotel Darwin Atrium and soon progressed to the role of Hotel Manager/Caretaker at Grand Mercure Apartments Twin Waters. In 2012, Ashley took on his first GM position at Sea Temple Surfers Paradise. Ashley’s new role will be based in Sydney.
Hakin Khan has been appointed General Manager, Ibis Styles Karratha. Hakim has an extensive operational background, working within AccorHotels from March 2012 till 2015 in various room division roles. His most recent role was General Manager, Tune Hotel Melbourne which has recently joined the AccorHotels network as Ibis Melbourne Swanston.