BY DARREN EDMONSTONE — I join Human Resources in welcoming Paul Brent to the Outrigger ‘ohana as director of sales, Australia. Paul joined the company on August 27 and reports to John Gerrard, area general manager for Australia, with a functional line to Mark Simmons, vice president sales and marketing, Asia Pacific.
Paul’s primary role will be the development and implementation of a sales strategy and related plans to maximize market share, revenue and occupancy growth for Outrigger Surfers Paradise (ASP). In addition, he will provide support and sales leadership to our other Australian properties in Noosa (ANR), Twin Towns (ATT) and Airlie Beach (AAB).
Paul has had an extensive sales and marketing career in Australia, including senior appointments at Wyndham Hotel Group, Conrad Jupiters and the Mantra Group. We are looking forward to tapping into that expertise for the benefit of our Australian properties.
Paul is a music lover – from picking up a guitar to digital mixing to supporting community radio through production and presentation of radio programs. He also enjoys photography, the arts, outdoor team sports and exploring activities from scuba diving to sky diving.
Originally from Sydney but with most of his life spent in Queensland, Australia, Paul has family from Melbourne through the Eastern Seaboard of Australia to the far north in Papua New Guinea.
Congratulations and welcome to Outrigger, Paul!