Kay Goodman, Accor

Accor’s Vice President of Accor Academy and Talent Development for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific region, Kay Goodman, has been named in Human Resources Director’s (HRD) coveted 2023 HR Global 100 list.

The annual report features leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their companies and people over the past 12 months, while navigating challenges and driving innovation.

Overseeing the Accor Academy, Goodman is involved in uniting 40 countries, managing over 120,000 team members, 1,000+ hotels, and an expanding portfolio of adjacent businesses.

With more than three decades of diverse experience across various levels within renowned international brands and with qualifications across multiple disciplines, Accor says Goodman brings a wealth of expertise in leadership development, driving organisational change, fostering cultural transformation, and strategic planning.

“In every role, I’ve seen the power of investing in people and fostering a culture of continuous learning,” Goodman said.

“My focus always lies in developing engaging and effective people strategies, while aligning them with broader organisational objectives. This recognition is very humbling and is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the entire Accor team.”

Accor’s Senior Vice President Talent & Culture for Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Shelley Perkins, congratulated Goodman and praised her work within the business.

“We applaud Kay for the positive impact she has made within our organisation,” Perkins said.

“This accolade both acknowledges her personal achievements and reflects Accor’s commitment to nurturing outstanding talent and leadership.”