With more than 30 years experience in hospitality and asset management, David joined Quest as the Chief Operations Officer in July 2019 before being promoted to Managing Director of The Ascott Limited for Australia in February 2021.
David is responsible for overseeing Ascott’s managed operations throughout Australia, in addition to ongoing global leadership of business format franchise brand, Quest Apartment Hotels, which has over 170+ hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the United Kingdom.
Previously, David worked in senior corporate and strategic management positions in various locations across Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific.
Prior to working at Quest, he held senior leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt International, where he gained extensive experience working in both hotel and resort operations.
These roles provided David with a broad range of experiences, and today his expertise spans operational capability and excellence, asset management, wealth creation, strategic alignment, concept development and cultural change.
David graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia with an MBA and is certified in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University.
He is currently the Chairman of the National Advisory Board of Employment with the Accommodation Association.
- Datoship awarded by the HRH Sultan of the State of Pahang, Malaysia, 2010
- Multiple Hyatt property awards for performance, service and industrial accolades
Industry Associations and Boards
- Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) – Victoria
- Accommodation Association – Australia