David is the Managing Director of The Ascott Limited Australia. David joined the group in July 2019, bringing over 30 years of experience in hospitality management, having held senior corporate and strategic management positions in various locations across Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific.
David has extensive experience working in both hotel and resort operations with expertise in operational capability and excellence, asset management, wealth creation, strategic alignment, concept development and cultural change. Prior to working at Quest, David held senior leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt International.
David is currently Vice Chairman of the National Council with the Accommodation Association (AA), Board Advisory member for the Tourism, Transport Forum (TTF) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
David graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia with an MBA at Cornell University being certified in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management.