BY DARREN EDMONSTONE — I join Human Resources in congratulating Albert Chan on his promotion to corporate director, operations, Asia Pacific, effective 1 March 2014. Albert reports to Bill Visser, vice president of operations, and is assisting him in overseeing and directing all Asia Pacific (APAC) hotel operations.
From 2011, Albert has been general manager operations, Asia Pacific, and previous to that general manager for Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort in Phuket. Prior to joining Outrigger, Albert was with Compass Group as general manager for China and Mongolia and area manager and project manager in Australia. He also spent seven years with the Sheraton Corporation in Australia and China, including properties in Sydney, Ayers Rock, Darwin and the Sheraton Xian Hotel, China. Albert also spent four years with the Accor Group.
A graduate of Newington College in Sydney, Albert holds a diploma of hospitality management from the Ryde Catering School, Sydney.
He and his wife Kylie have been residents of Phuket for the last five years and are active in promoting life skills opportunities, English learning programs and raising funds for resident children at the local Thai schools. Albert also enjoys taking his dog Molly for beach runs and discovering the more remote villages and beaches of Thailand on his Ducati.
Please join me in wishing Albert continued success as we expand our presence in the Asia Pacific region.