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John joined Horwath HTL in April 2016. John is a senior hotel industry executive with over 40 years experience in sales & marketing and general management positions with international hotels chains. John’s most recent position was Area Director Of Sales & Marketing, New Zealand & South Pacific for AccorHotels. He was responsible for introducing Accor’s pioneering Optimum Service Standards to cater for the rapidly growing Chinese and Indian markets.
John started with SPHC in 1985 and helped grow them to become the leading hotel chain in New Zealand by building strong support for the network in key inbound markets such as Japan, Europe, North America and Australia.
John has served on the boards of Tourism Auckland and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and is a regular member of tourism and hotel working panels. He gives generously of his time and has been an active supporter of Cure Kids, leading a number of fundraising activities over the years.