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Simon McGrath brings a wealth of experience in strategic development and management of corporate and organisational growth as well as excellent input into our Take Kare initiatives.   Simon is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Accor Hotels – Pacific.  He currently oversees the operation of 250 hotels, employing over 11,000 employees with annual revenue of over 1.6 billion.  He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and driving performance measures.   In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer for Accor Hotels, Simon holds the following Directorship Roles:

- Director of AAPC Limited
- Director of Accor Vacation Club (AVC)
- Director for Reef Casino Trust


Simon also currently holds positions on the following Boards:

Deputy President Accommodation Association of Australia

- Deputy Chairman of Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF)
- Independent Director of Genesis Care
- Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Industry Advisory Board

 Simon has played a major advocacy role in advancing Indigenous employment in hospitality and wider economic employment. He has also championed and taken a lead role to greatly improve gender diversity in the tourism sector.  Simon has been recognised for his contribution to the hospitality industry with numerous company and individual awards of excellence. He was awarded Australasian Hotelier of the Year 2009 in the HM (Hotel Management Awards) and Accor Hotels was named Best Accommodation Chain 2013 also at the HM (Hotel Management) Awards. In 2012, Simon received a Gold Bernache - the highest accolade for Accor Hotels globally - for Performance.