AccorHotels has appointed Gillian Millar as the new Senior Vice President, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia effective April 01, 2017.

The new appointment signifies the first time a female leader has filled this strategic role for AccorHotels and upon relocating to Auckland, Millar will replace Chris Sedgwick who departs the role in pursuit of other interests outside of AccorHotels.

Early in her career, Millar worked for AccorHotels’ Darling Harbour hotels and Sofitel Melbourne, re-joining AccorHotels in 2012 following the merger with Mirvac Hotels. At that time Millar was Regional General Manager Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia for Mirvac and she was subsequently appointed General Manager, The Sebel and Citigate Albert Park Melbourne (now Pullman and Mercure Albert Park).

Following a number of General Manager appointments and an Area General Manager role in Melbourne, in April 2015 Millar was appointed to her current role of Vice President Operations Western Australia.

“I am delighted to be relocating to New Zealand, as it holds an extra special sentiment for me: my husband proposed after a snow landing on the top of Mt Cook,” Millar said.

“The mobility and development opportunities that come with being part of such a large operator like AccorHotels has led me to this exciting position. I look forward to working with such a passionate team of people and furthering the presence of AccorHotels in the Pacific region.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management