|Mark Stanford, GM Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji|
An Australian national Mr Stanford needs little introduction to the international hospitality industry, his career spanning 25 years specialising in resort and operations management with a passion for luxury and alpine resorts.
This includes key roles in the start-up of six international resorts, including three in the role of General Manager.
Prior to his Fiji appointment Mr Stanford served as pre-opening General Manager at the Royal Purnama in Bali overseeing construction and design as well as recruitment and service training of all staff.
Under his leadership, the resort was nominated for the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards and the 2015 Luxury Travel Guide Awards.
Mr Stanford’s Bali experience also includes to a stint at the C151 Luxury Villa Resorts where he oversaw operation of two separate resorts.
His international experience also extends to operations and senior management roles in several alpine resorts in Australia and Japan, boutique luxury resorts in the Maldives and the prestigious Six Senses Zighy Bay in the Sultanate of Oman.
Mr Stanford has an exceptional track record of defining company direction, developing new and repeat business, and meeting objectives within company targets has consistently improved customer service and revenues.
His depth of knowledge and strong sense of commitment is further enhanced by his strong leadership skills, extensive international experience, his professional integrity and his ‘hands-on’ approach.
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