David Mansfield elected Chair of Lodging Australia

Revered resort trade chief David Mansfield has been appointed as the brand new Chair of the Nationwide Board of peak lodging physique, Lodging Australia (AA).

Elected at a board assembly in Sydney on Tuesday, Mansfield – who’s Managing Director of The Ascott Restricted for Australia – replaces outgoing Leanne Harwood, who introduced her resignation final month.

AA CEO Michael Johnson stated Mansfield’s broad vary of expertise and might be an important asset to the Affiliation.

“David has been an integral a part of our board since we amalgamated final yr and was Vice President of the Lodging Affiliation of Australia earlier than that,” stated Johnson.

“He brings greater than 35 years’ expertise to the desk and is the proper individual to guide the board into the following section.”

Ascott Australia MD David Mansfield

In Mansfield’s position at The Ascott Restricted, he’s liable for overseeing Ascott’s managed operations all through the nation, which incorporates greater than 170 resorts all through Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

He had beforehand held senior management roles with InterContinental Motels Group and Hyatt Worldwide.

“Lodging Australia has been round lower than a yr and it has already made a big impact,” stated Mansfield.

“I actually have large sneakers to fill as Leanne has achieved a improbable job – significantly via amalgamation final yr.”

“It’s a privilege to be chosen to guide this board into what seems set to be an enormous yr for our Affiliation and our trade as a complete.”

Emma Hynes was appointed to the Nationwide Board of Lodging Australia

IHG Motels and Resorts Director of Operations, Australasia and Pacific, Emma Hynes, was additionally appointed to the Nationwide Board on Tuesday. Hynes additionally sits on the NSW State Advisory Committee.

“She is going to fill the vacant place left by Leanne Harwood and we sit up for working together with her,” Johnson added.