CEO, Accommodation Australia
As CEO of Tourism Accommodation Australia, National/NSW, Michael calls on his experience within the hotel industry which spans over four decades across Australia and New Zealand. Previously in the business of managing four and five-star business hotels, resorts and tourist attractions, Michael shares insight into all facets of the tourism accommodation industry, from operations to senior management.
Michael was with SPHC for over 20 years, 7 years with Pan Pacific Hotels Group and most recently, as General Manager at PARKROYAL Parramatta where he managed the redevelopment, extension and 2016 relaunch. Since April 2019, Michael has lead the team at Tourism Accommodation Australia – National/NSW, liaising closely with member hotels and with Governments to combat hotel industry specific issues. The current focus is related to the effects of COVID-19 such as state health orders, quarantine hotel programs, temporary and skilled migration and the skills and unskilled labour shortages gap.
Michael is a natural ambassador of the hotel industry and is committed to encouraging future generations to try their hand at building a successful career within the industry, an experience he has found extremely rewarding.