Tag: Profile

Rachel Argaman, CEO, Toga Hotels

A visionary leader who believes in “encouraging the heart,” Rachel is currently the CEO of Toga Hotels. With over 20 years international experience at senior management level in the travel and hospitality industry, Rachel has a passion for creating a results-oriented, responsive and market-driven culture within companies. This is backed by a driving belief that the […]

Will Deague, CEO Art Series Hotel Group

William Hunter Deague is the Chief Executive Officer of Asian Pacific Group (APG), the parent company of Australia’s hottest hotel group – Art Series Hotel Group. Educated at Melbourne Grammar, Will holds a Domestic Builders Licence (unlimited) and a private fixed wing and helicopter licence. Joining APBC in 1996, Will worked on a range of […]

Sue Badyari, Chief Executive Officer, World Expeditions

Sue Badyari, is CEO of the World Expeditions Travel Group, operator of small group adventure tours all over the world.  World Expeditions is Australia’s longest established adventure travel company and offers more than 500 stand-alone itineraries, escorted by expert leaders and meticulously designed for those travellers who want to take the ‘paths less travelled’.   Under […]

Karthik Siva, Chairman, Global Brand Forum

Karthik is the founding Chairman of the Global Brand Forum, Asia’s most influential Forum for brands, business and leadership described by BBC as the “ Davos of Branding “. Karthik has been responsible for bringing some of the world’s most influential leaders like Al Gore, Francis Ford Coppola, Rudy Giuliani, Dame Anita Roddick, Warren Bennis, […]

Chris Hall, Group Managing Director, APT

Chris Hall has been in travel industry for over 25 years. During this time he has held roles in sales, marketing, product development, executive management, and Board positions. His career in the industry has seen him work within the wholesale, retail, touring, and cruising sectors. Along with various roles in the industry Chris also was […]

Tony Cannon, Co-Owner, Komune Resorts

An avid surfer, Tony Cannon graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Adelaide embarking initially on a career in construction and development. After several years in project management of major engineering, petrochemical and retail development construction, Tony started a property development company in the late 90’s building and selling apartments and townhouses […]

Mark Flower, Director Commercial, IHG

Mark Flower is Director of Commercial for IHG properties across South East Asia and resorts in Asia Australasia. He is based in Singapore and oversees 60 properties across 12 countries including Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Maldives and Fiji, with another 40 properties due to open in Mark’s region in the next three to five […]

Paul Fischmann, Founder and CEO, 8Hotels Collection

Paul Fischmann is the Founder and CEO of 8Hotels Collection, Australia’s leading Boutique Hotel Operators. In 2004, Fischmann formed the company with the intention of developing and operating boutique hotels in prime locations that focused on value, service, design and charm. Just eight years later he has turned a business that began with three Sydney […]

Yury Shar, Director and Co-Founder, HotelsCombined

After immigrating to Australia from Russia at age 17, Yury developed a passion for computers and strategy games. This passion drew him to the University of Technology Sydney, where he studied Computer Science and met fellow HotelsCombined co-founder, Brendon McQueen. Before co-founding HotelsCombined in 2005, Yury spent five years working at HotelClub where he was […]