Outrigger has appointed John Gerrard to the dual
positions of Area General Manager Australia, and General Manager
of the 409-room Outrigger Surfers Paradise in Queensland,
In his new roles, Gerrard will oversee the operational
and strategic direction of four resorts operated by Outrigger in
addition to heading Outrigger SurfersParadise.
under his direction and located in Queensland’s premier tourist
destinations, include Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and
Spa, Noosa; Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta; and
Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger at Airlie Beach.
Originally from Sydney, Gerrard has worked
extensively throughout Southeast Asia and the subcontinent. His
wealth of experience within these markets will be drawn upon as Australia continues to attract year-on-year growth from Asia and further afield.
Most recently Gerrard was
Operational Consultant for Temple Tree and Bon Ton Resorts in
Malaysia, working alongside the owner on management contracts,
strategic direction and identifying operational opportunities.
Other senior roles Gerrard has held include Vice
President of Thailand’s Imperial Hotel Group where he oversaw ten
hotels and resorts; Director of the Indian hotel division of AST INVESCAP based in New Delhi; Area Director at InterContinental
Hotels Group for India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka; and Group
Director for the luxury division of Taj Hotels in India, Nepal,
Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Maldives.
Gerrard’s appointment, Darren Edmonstone, Managing Director,
Asia-Pacific for Outrigger Enterprises Group, said, “John’s impressive background working for some of the
world’s leading luxury hotel brands together with his broad
understanding of hotel management, operations, revenue growth and
his extensive industry contacts, is a strategic fit for Outrigger
as we continue to expand the brand throughout Asia-Pacific.”
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