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David Young

David Young

Director ESG, Accor Pacific


David Young recently joined Accor Pacific in the newly created role of Director of ESG for Accor Pacific reporting to Sarah Derry the Pacific CEO. The role is focused on developing and delivering the Accor Group Sustainability and ESG strategies across its over 400 properties in the region. Carbon Emissions Reduction, Single Use Plastic removal, Food Waste & Sustainability, Eco Certification and Diversity & Inclusion are the key programs David is leading across stakeholders including owners, franchisee’s government, suppliers, guests and Heartists.

Prior to joining Accor David was most recently Sustainability Program Director for the oneworld alliance and Executive Manager Sustainability for Qantas . He has extensive aviation and hospitality  loyalty, catering and operations experience in Australia, New Zealand and Asia with Qantas, Air New Zealand and the Journey Group Plc in the UK.

His governance experience includes current Board roles with YHA Australia and the Golden Stave Foundation. He is a former Vice President of the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Director of Bio Energy Australia and sat on the IATA Sustainability Council and oneworld Environment & Sustainability Boards.

Trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, David holds post graduate degree’s in Hospitality Management and Commercial Law and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.