Bassel is passionate about achieving positive change in our community through good public policy outcomes. A highly skilled stakeholder engagement specialist with a specialty in advocacy and campaigns, Bassel brings a decade of experience in politics advising senior Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, and senior executives.
As the National General Manager for Advocacy and Public Policy, Bassel has a passion for the accommodation sector and the people that work so hard within it. He has responsibility for identifying and influencing emerging trends, risks and opportunities in the Government and regulatory landscape and assisting the many members of the accommodation sector that keeps the Australian economy buzzing.
Bassel is a highly experienced Corporate Affairs and Government Affairs advisor who enjoys specialist skills and experience in advocacy and campaigns and has previously worked for the Deputy Leader in the Australian Senate, the Federal Communications Minister, the Deputy Parliamentary Labor leader and most recently the Shadow Minister for National Reconstruction, Employment, Skills and Small Business.
Immediately prior to his current role, Bassel also served in the Special Projects function at respected accounting firm Smith Feutrill in response to the challenges posed by the most recent Covid-19 Victorian Lockdown.