Accor appoints Shelley Perkins as Senior Vice President for Talent and Culture

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Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand with over 380 hotels, apartments and resorts, is delighted to announce the appointment of Shelley Perkins to the role of Senior Vice President of Talent and Culture, from 28th March 2022.

With over two decades of experience, Shelley joins Accor Pacific from the Rosewood Hotel Group, where she was based in Hong Kong for the past three years as Chief Talent and Culture Officer. Prior to this role, Shelley worked for Accor in Paris as Global Senior Vice President-Talent Management, with a focus on global talent acquisition and development for Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel (FRHI). This followed her position as Vice President at FRHI from 2014; where Accor retained Shelley’s services after acquiring the group in 2016.

Shelley previously spent 18 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where she started her career in operational roles, before she moved across into human resources and was appointed as Group Director of Human Resources for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in 2011. Shelley holds a graduate certificate in management from Central Queensland University and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.

On news of her appointment, Shelley said; “I am thrilled to be returning to Accor and to have the opportunity to build on the success of the Pacific region. I am passionate about our industry, service excellence and creating a safe, inclusive and diverse culture where all colleagues feel they can contribute. It is my vision that Accor’s teams will continue to have opportunities to enjoy incredible career journeys, experiencing personal growth and inspiring adventures. I look forward to collaborating with people across the business as we work together to create a culture of excellence.”

Sarah Derry, Chief Executive Officer for Accor Pacific, commented; “Shelley’s passion and expertise for how Talent and Culture excellence can drive business results made her the ideal appointment. We look forward to welcoming her to our team.”

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