Industry Update
Appointment29 October 2019

Christopher Ely

Appointed Vice President of Business Development and Asset Management
At Next Story Group in Singapore, Singapore

Christopher Ely

Based in Singapore, Ely joins the Asia-Pacific leadership team in rolling out Next Story Group's strategy for sustainable growth. He will be responsible for developing and executing Next Story Group's regional development plans, in line with its Vision 2025 goals.

Before joining Next Story Group, Ely most recently served as senior vice president of asset management and strategic advisory at Jones Lang Lasalle Hotels and Hospitality Group, where he oversaw numerous luxury and midscale resorts and hotels in and around the region, with a key focus in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives and Seychelles.

Prior to that, he was the corporate director of planning and support - Asia-Pacific for Outrigger Resorts and spent a decade with Jumeriah Group in the operations and development team. In addition to that, he took on other roles, including hotel manager of Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai and general manager of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives.

Next Story Group

Next Story Group designs, manages and markets hotels and blended lifestyle space. Seeing each real estate asset as a living ecosystem, the group optimises each space's design and performance based on customer demand.
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Recent Appointments at Next Story Group

Christopher Ely - VP of Business Development and Asset Management

29 October 2019 — Based in Singapore, Ely joins the Asia-Pacific leadership team in rolling out Next Story Group's strategy for sustainable growth. He will be responsible for developing and executing Next Story Group's regional development plans, in line with its Vision 2025 goals.
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Graeme Rutherford - General Manager

11 July 2019 — The team at Sage Hotel West Perth has welcomed new general manager, Graeme Rutherford to the fold and he brings with him extensive hotel experience. Graeme began his hospitality career with Rydges Hotels working his way up to his first General Manager position in Melbourne.
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Patrick Imbardelli - Chairman of the Board

7 June 2019 — The Next Story Group has appointed Patrick Imbardelli as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Patrick succeeds Luis Miranda who has retired after more than six years in the role. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was a non-executive Director and Advisor to Next Story Group for the past three years.
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