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New Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations Appointed at TFE Hotels

July 19, 2017 Appointments No Comments Email Email

TFE Hotels has bolstered its leadership team with two stellar new appointments – Chris Sedgwick joins as Chief Operating Officer and Tish Nyar has been appointed as the new Director of Operations for Australia and New Zealand.

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Having spent the last 10 years at Accor and previous 8 years at Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Chris brings extensive hotel operations and leadership experience to the role. His most recent position, Senior Vice President of Operations at Accor Hotels for New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia saw him operating as the Chief Operating Officer for the region, being accountable for hotel operations, development, franchising, sales, marketing, human resources and finance across 41 hotels and a team of 2,700 staff.

He has also managed a number of hotels across Australia, New Zealand and in Asia, and is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand tourism industry, sitting on a number on Committees and Boards.

Tish brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience to the role of Director of Operations. Most recently, he has been focused on strategic project delivery for Rydges Hotels & Resorts across Sydney, Darwin and Brisbane. Tish brings a wealth of experience across hotel operations, regional management, property openings and refurbishments, hospitality technology innovation, digital customer engagement strategies, business plans and owner relationship management.

Tish Nyar

He has been member of NSW Tourism Accommodation Australia Board, National Accommodation Division Board and Vice Chairman of the Canberra Convention Centre Board.

“We are delighted to have such standout industry leaders join the TFE Hotels team with the appointments of Chris Sedgwick and Tish Nyar,” said Rachel Argaman, CEO of TFE Hotels. “With our current portfolio of 100 hotels across Australia and New Zealand,  30 of those under development in Australia and Europe, their experience and expertise will be invaluable to the company.”

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