Appointed Head of Development, Australasia
At InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Sydney, Australia
Effective from early June 2014, Matthew will be based at the company's Australia head
office at Bond Street in Sydney.
Matthew will lead IHG's strategic growth and development across its Australasia region,
including Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He joins IHG from Accor Hotels
where he held the role of General Manager, Development Pacific, since 2008. Prior to
that Matthew has worked for a number of leading companies specialising in
development, planning and acquisition including Scanna Developments and Urbis.
The Head of Development role was previously held by Phil Kasselis, who has moved to
take on the new position of Managing Director at Pro Invest, an international
investment company which has partnered with IHG and established a $150 million fund
to develop a portfolio of 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels across Australia.
IHG currently operates its InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza and Holiday
Inn brands in the market and will be introducing Holiday Inn Express which will launch
in the next 12 months. IHG has 41 properties open across six countries and territories
in Australasia, with another four due to open in the next three to five years.