Popular Australian executive Nigel Greenaway has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Crystalbrook Collection as the boutique chain eyes further growth.

Greenaway was most recently in the role of National Director – Hotels Asia Pacific at Colliers International and formerly in senior positions at Colonial First State Property, Eureka Funds Management and Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation.

Crystalbrook Collection Chief Executive Officer, Geoff York, said Greenaway’s appointment came at a time when the chain was looking to boost its Australian portfolio.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role with a strong track record in hotel investment, asset management, strategic financial planning, hotel operations, risk management and a raft of strong sector relationships,” he said.

“Crystalbrook Collection is in a strategic growth phase; we opened two new properties in 2021, Crystalbrook Kingsley in Newcastle and Crystalbrook Vincent in Brisbane.

“In 2022 we are looking to expand the portfolio and Nigel’s experience within hotel investment and asset management makes him an excellent fit to elevate Crystalbrook’s market position,” York said.

Crystalbrook’s newest addition, Kingsley, features 130 rooms.

Greenaway said he was joining Crystalbrook Collection at an exciting time for the company.

“Being a relatively young hotel investment and management company in the Australasian hotel market, joining the Crystalbrook Collection leadership team will allow me the opportunity to consolidate over 30 years’ experience in hotel finance and investment management so as to continue the company’s growth drive,” he said.

“Crystalbrook has an amazing depth of experience in the leadership team as well a proven track record and commitment to deliver world leading sustainable luxury hotels.

“To be part of this team and together, continue to build the Crystalbrook brand as a trusted leader in delivering sustainable hotel luxury was an opportunity to good to miss,” he said.

Greenaway replaces Neil Patmore who joined Crystalbrook Collection in 2017 prior to the opening of the Australian properties that now totals seven resorts in prime locations across Queensland and New South Wales.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management