Steven is Director of Hotels for SB&G Hotel Group, responsible for leading the Group’s hotel portfolio strategy and performance.
SB&G Hotel Group owns and operates 5 international hotels across Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, including InterContinental Melbourne and is currently in the process of acquiring the Watermark Hotel portfolio in Queensland.
Steven has been steering the hotel portfolio since January 2016 and has more than 20 year’s hospitality experience in international Hotels. During this time his roles have included regional operations leadership, hotel general management, area financial management, acquisition due diligence, franchising, re-branding, hotel development and pre-opening operations. He has extensive experience working in locations across Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has fulfilled posts in Singapore and the United States and has performed various assignments in Seoul, Dubai and Johannesburg.
In 2008, Steven was employed by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) where he worked in various regional operations director roles and in 2012 was promoted to a Head of Operations role for the IHG Asia Middle East and Africa region overseeing some 60+ Hotels with responsibility for more than $900 million in revenues. He was effective in leading his teams to outperform market revenue growth, deliver profit improvement and to manage the successful opening of more than 20 Hotels. Steven served in this position for four years prior to joining SB&G Hotel Group.
Steven completed studies at James Cook University and Cornell University. He holds a post graduate diploma in Applied Finance, graduate certificate in Strategic Hospitality Management and is a fellow Certified Hotel Administrator.