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Sarah Derry, CEO Accor Pacific, to step down in the new year

December 14, 2023

Accor is changing it’s leadership structure in the Pacific. Sarah Derry, CEO Accor Pacific, has decided to step down in February 2024 and embark on a new journey outside Accor.

During her seven-year tenure with Accor, Sarah’s achievements included creating an award-winning HEARTIST culture in the Pacific, leading the successful integration of Mantra Group, and implementing crucial sustainability initiatives.

Under Sarah’s leadership, Accor opened 30 hotels in the Pacific over the past two years.

Duncan O’Rourke, CEO of Accor for MEA APAC – premium, midscale & economy division, will continue to lead the region. He will be supported by three COO’s for the premium, midscale and economy division across the region, guiding operations:

Paul Stevens, COO – Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
Garth Simmons, COO – Asia.
Adrian Williams, COO – Pacific, Premium, Midscale and Economy Division.

Commenting on Adrian’s appointment, Duncan O’Rourke, CEO MEA APAC – premium, midscale & economy division at Accor, said that Adrian’s leadership would focus on driving profitable growth in the Pacific for its owners, “I am pleased to announce Adrian Williams’ appointment to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for Accor in the Pacific,” he said.

Duncan O’Rourke also spoke about Derry’s impending departure, “We thank Sarah for the positive impact and contribution that she has made during her time with Accor, and wish her every success in her future endeavours,” he said.

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