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MICEBTN - MARCH-MAY 2017 • Page 51 people on the move people on the move Monique Harmer Paul Mor ton Andrew Dvash Chris Armstrong Ian Windsor Accor names new execs Continued next page. ACCORHOTELS has confirmed sev- eral new appointments in Australia including: Monique Harmer has been appointed general manager, Pullman Cairns International and Novotel Oasis Cairns. Harmer previously worked with the InterContinental Hotel Group and most recently was general manager at the InterConti- nental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Paul Morton has been promoted general manager, Novotel Surfers Paradise. He previously was general manager at Pullman Cairns Interna- tional. Chris Armstrong has been appointed general manager, Quay West Suites Brisbane after a period as hotel manager and seconding as general manager. Andrew Dvash has been appoint- ed general manager, Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD. Dash previously was national director of sales – sport for Accor Hotels. # Ian Windsor has been promoted to the newly-created senior role of global travel services director for HRG. In this new role, Windsor has responsibility for delivering HRG’s travel services on a global basis in addition to retaining his existing direct responsibility for the U.K. # Jason Sacriz has been appointed trade partnerships manager- Austral- ia for Tourism Fiji. In his new role, Sacriz will focus on maintaining and developing relations with key wholesalers and retailers and all operators in the travel industry. Sacriz has worked in a range of marketing and product develop- ment roles and has held senior po- sitions in destination management with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Macau Government Tourist Office and Destination NSW in addition to management roles in the wholesale and cruise sectors. # Stacy Cox is the new president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE). She was appointed ahead of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) annual Caribbe- an Travel Marketplace event in the Bahamas. CSHAE is an independent organ- isation aimed at advancing profes- sional development and strengthen- ing networking among Caribbean hotel and tourism association executives. Cox, who has served as the exec- utive director of The Turks and Ca- icos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) since September 2011, is a native of the Bahamas and a citi- zen of the Turks and Caicos Islands. As executive director, she repre- sents the membership of TCHTA on matters affecting the tourism and hospitality industry, both locally and internationally, including advo- cacy issues and marketing initiatives that help build a sustainable tourism product through awareness, out- reach and educational programs. # Associated Luxury Hotels, the parent company of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and Worldhotels has named hospital- ity industry executive Josh Lesnick president and ceo. Lesnick comes to ALH from Wyn- dham Hotel Group, where he served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, responsible for all aspects of revenue generation for 18 brands encompassing more than 8,000 hotels in 77 countries. In his new role, he will oversee all business operations and subsidiaries of Associated Luxury Hotels, which significantly expanded its global footprint, hospitality services and collection of member hotels and resorts with the recent acquisition of Frankfurt, Germany-based World- hotels. Lesnick will assume his new role in April and will be based at both the company’s New York City office and at its headquarters in Orlando, Florida. # Philippe Villard has joined Mon- treal, Canada-based Airports Council International (ACI) as head of Policy and Economics. Villard’s responsibilities include de- veloping airport economic policies, airport charges and aeronautical business development, airport slots and activities related to the Interna- tional Civil Aviation Organization’s airport economics programs. Prior to joining ACI, Villard held positions in air transport economic policy development and airport user charges and aeronautical revenues at ICAO and at the International Air Transport Association.