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VIC State Advisory Board

Julian Clark, President of AAoA Board, CEO of Lancemore Group

Julian is CEO of The Lancemore Group, a family owned and managed business and one of the largest boutique hotel operators in Australia. Julian has extensive experience in the accommodation industry and in his current role manages several iconic properties across Australia that regularly feature in Gold List’s and Good Food Guides.  Julian is also a board member for the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) and a past board member of Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC). 

 

 

Adrian Williams, Vice President Operations VIC/TAS/SA for Accor Hotels

Adrian Williams is Vice President Operations for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania for the global hotel group AccorHotels. AccorHotels operates 52 hotels across these sates and have more than 3000 employees.

With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Adrian has held various roles in hotels in multiple cities and states across Australia and Canada. He has been a passionate advocate for the industry with involvement in regional tourism and industry associations across all states of Australia. He is currently a board member of the Melbourne Convention Bureau and a member of the VTIC Accommodation Policy Committee.  Adrian holds a Bachelor of Business (CHM) from VU and Masters of Marketing.

 

  Catherine Mapperson, Franchisee, Quest on Dorcas and Quest South Melbourne
 
  Carol Douglas, Director of Brand Standards and Quality, TFE Hotels
 
Iain Gunn, Owner, Comfort Inn Capital Horsham

Iain Gunn is an experienced Senior Manager and Company Director of national and multi-national companies in the tourism and Hospitality industries. He is currently a director of Gunn & Parkinson Pty Ltd, CBL Hotel Management Pty Ltd, Horsham Capital Pty Ltd, Yarrowee Creek Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Aria Hotel Group and Lifestyle Grand Pty Ltd.  Iain has previously served as Director of Franchise Services for Choice Hotels Australasia, and as Regional Manager for the formerly ASX listed Sundowner Motor Inns Ltd.

 
  Doug Flavell, Regional General Manager VIC/TAS, Mantra Hotels

Doug Flavell has been the Regional General Manager of Mantra Hotels (Victoria & Tasmania) since January 2011.

Based in Melbourne, Doug is responsible for 28 hotels under the Peppers, Mantra, Breakfree and Arts Series brands. Properties range from luxury retreats and coastal resorts to serviced apartments and boutique 5 star hotels.

A passionate hotelier, he joined Mantra Hotels after relocating from New Zealand. In previous roles, Doug held senior positions with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Kingsgate Hotels, Quality Hotels and Hyatt International.

With more than 25 years’ hospitality experience, Doug has extensive knowledge of the hotel industry including owned, franchise, management, leased and strata models. Combined with this, he has responsibilities in the region for Asset Development and Real Estate Management.
 

  David Brown, Regional Director of Operations, Wyndham Hotels

David Brown, Regional Director of Operations for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, is responsible for the successful hotel operations of all Wyndham, TRYP and Ramada Resorts in Australia and New Zealand. With a career span of forty years in the industry, David has worked in a variety of roles throughout New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. David is a hotel management graduate of Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen, Scotland and he moved to New Zealand in the late 1970’s to start a career with Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation and subsequently InterContinental Hotels Group.

David relocated from Queensland to Melbourne in February 2016 to take up his current role. He has already adapted to the ‘Melbourne scene’ and has already struck off the Melbourne Grand Prix, Australian Open and the AFL Grand Final from his bucket list!
 

  Brett Salter, National Accommodation Manager, ALH Group

Brett is the National Accommodation Manager for ALH Group; Australia’s largest owner operator of hotels/pubs (95 accommodation hotels, 335 hotels/pubs, 2000+ rooms).  Brett joined the ALH Group in 2014 to create and implement a new strategic vision for ALH accommodation which included a new dedicated accommodation team, who have developed internal standards which will lead to the launch of an exciting new hotel brand in 2018 with the vision of having 100 branded hotels nationally within 4 years.   

Prior to ALH, Brett was formerly Senior Development Manager for Choice Hotels Australasia where he was personally responsible for more than 100 new franchisees joining the network and in the later years successfully led the Development team driving franchise recruitment and contract renewals through-out Australia and New Zealand.

 
  Anthony LoGiusto, General Manager, Brady Hotels

An accountant by trade, Anthony has a diverse hospitality background with senior roles in Finance, Revenue Management and Operations.  Working in head office, multi property and property based roles for Accor, Rydges and Mantra Group, he has most recently worked directly for owners to manager their hotel investments.  Anthony is currently the General Manager for the Brady Group Hotels with five hotels in varying stages of operation, development and construction in the Melbourne CBD.

 
Michelle King, National Membership Manager, AAoA

Michelle has enjoyed a successful career in the hotel industry having previously held the positions of Director of Sales and Marketing – Royce Hotel, National Sales Manager – Sundowner Motor Inns and Southern Region Sales Manager for both the Constellation Hotels and Choice Hotels Australasia groups. She also worked in the UK for Hertz UK as a National Account Manager, and as a vocational trainer in the business and tourism faculty.  More recently Michelle work within Tourism Accommodation Australia (Victoria) as the Executive Officer. 

Her current role at Accommodation Association of Australia as the National Membership Manager is responsible for growing membership, sourcing sponsorship opportunities and servicing the needs of the accommodation members across Australia.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Julian Clark, President of AAoA Board, CEO of Lancemore Group

Julian is CEO of The Lancemore Group, a family owned and managed business and one of the largest boutique hotel operators in Australia. Julian has extensive experience in the accommodation industry and in his current role manages several iconic properties across Australia that regularly feature in Gold List’s and Good Food Guides.  Julian is also a board member for the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) and a past board member of Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC). 

 

 

Adrian Williams, Vice President Operations VIC/TAS/SA for Accor Hotels

Adrian Williams is Vice President Operations for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania for the global hotel group AccorHotels. AccorHotels operates 52 hotels across these sates and have more than 3000 employees.

With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Adrian has held various roles in hotels in multiple cities and states across Australia and Canada. He has been a passionate advocate for the industry with involvement in regional tourism and industry associations across all states of Australia. He is currently a board member of the Melbourne Convention Bureau and a member of the VTIC Accommodation Policy Committee.  Adrian holds a Bachelor of Business (CHM) from VU and Masters of Marketing.

 

  Catherine Mapperson, Franchisee, Quest on Dorcas and Quest South Melbourne
 
  Carol Douglas, Director of Brand Standards and Quality, TFE Hotels
 
Iain Gunn, Owner, Comfort Inn Capital Horsham

Iain Gunn is an experienced Senior Manager and Company Director of national and multi-national companies in the tourism and Hospitality industries. He is currently a director of Gunn & Parkinson Pty Ltd, CBL Hotel Management Pty Ltd, Horsham Capital Pty Ltd, Yarrowee Creek Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Aria Hotel Group and Lifestyle Grand Pty Ltd.  Iain has previously served as Director of Franchise Services for Choice Hotels Australasia, and as Regional Manager for the formerly ASX listed Sundowner Motor Inns Ltd.

 
  Doug Flavell, Regional General Manager VIC/TAS, Mantra Hotels

Doug Flavell has been the Regional General Manager of Mantra Hotels (Victoria & Tasmania) since January 2011.

Based in Melbourne, Doug is responsible for 28 hotels under the Peppers, Mantra, Breakfree and Arts Series brands. Properties range from luxury retreats and coastal resorts to serviced apartments and boutique 5 star hotels.

A passionate hotelier, he joined Mantra Hotels after relocating from New Zealand. In previous roles, Doug held senior positions with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Kingsgate Hotels, Quality Hotels and Hyatt International.

With more than 25 years’ hospitality experience, Doug has extensive knowledge of the hotel industry including owned, franchise, management, leased and strata models. Combined with this, he has responsibilities in the region for Asset Development and Real Estate Management.
 

  David Brown, Regional Director of Operations, Wyndham Hotels

David Brown, Regional Director of Operations for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, is responsible for the successful hotel operations of all Wyndham, TRYP and Ramada Resorts in Australia and New Zealand. With a career span of forty years in the industry, David has worked in a variety of roles throughout New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. David is a hotel management graduate of Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen, Scotland and he moved to New Zealand in the late 1970’s to start a career with Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation and subsequently InterContinental Hotels Group.

David relocated from Queensland to Melbourne in February 2016 to take up his current role. He has already adapted to the ‘Melbourne scene’ and has already struck off the Melbourne Grand Prix, Australian Open and the AFL Grand Final from his bucket list!
 

  Brett Salter, National Accommodation Manager, ALH Group

Brett is the National Accommodation Manager for ALH Group; Australia’s largest owner operator of hotels/pubs (95 accommodation hotels, 335 hotels/pubs, 2000+ rooms).  Brett joined the ALH Group in 2014 to create and implement a new strategic vision for ALH accommodation which included a new dedicated accommodation team, who have developed internal standards which will lead to the launch of an exciting new hotel brand in 2018 with the vision of having 100 branded hotels nationally within 4 years.   

Prior to ALH, Brett was formerly Senior Development Manager for Choice Hotels Australasia where he was personally responsible for more than 100 new franchisees joining the network and in the later years successfully led the Development team driving franchise recruitment and contract renewals through-out Australia and New Zealand.

 
  Anthony LoGiusto, General Manager, Brady Hotels

An accountant by trade, Anthony has a diverse hospitality background with senior roles in Finance, Revenue Management and Operations.  Working in head office, multi property and property based roles for Accor, Rydges and Mantra Group, he has most recently worked directly for owners to manager their hotel investments.  Anthony is currently the General Manager for the Brady Group Hotels with five hotels in varying stages of operation, development and construction in the Melbourne CBD.

 
Michelle King, National Membership Manager, AAoA

Michelle has enjoyed a successful career in the hotel industry having previously held the positions of Director of Sales and Marketing – Royce Hotel, National Sales Manager – Sundowner Motor Inns and Southern Region Sales Manager for both the Constellation Hotels and Choice Hotels Australasia groups. She also worked in the UK for Hertz UK as a National Account Manager, and as a vocational trainer in the business and tourism faculty.  More recently Michelle work within Tourism Accommodation Australia (Victoria) as the Executive Officer. 

Her current role at Accommodation Association of Australia as the National Membership Manager is responsible for growing membership, sourcing sponsorship opportunities and servicing the needs of the accommodation members across Australia.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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