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David Gibson

Role & responsibility:
Employer Director
Chair of the People and Remuneration Committee
Appointed by the AHA

Appointment date:
1 July 2012


Qualifications and memberships

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (Queensland)
  • Diploma in Financial Markets, FINSIA
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Lifetime Membership Award 2009, Tourism and Transport Forum
  • RG 146 (ASIC Tier 1) for the Superannuation Industry, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST)


With over 30 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry across all facets including operations, corporate management, investment, development, asset management and real estate, David continues to provide consulting services and strategic advice on tourism investment opportunities. Key senior roles have included:

  • CEO Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels (1996 – 2010)
  • Global Hotels Board Member
  • International Director, Sunotel Corporation (1990 – 1995, Feb 2010 to present)
  • Chairman, CEO & Founder, Tourism & Leisure Corporation Limited (1984 – 1989)
  • Managing Director, General Manager Hilton Internationals Hotel Group (1978 – 1984)
  • Operations analyst
  • Food & beverage analyst
  • Trainee Manager

Other Directorships / appointments


  • Giulia Pty Ltd
  • King Cobra Renovations Pty Ltd
  • Mantra Group Limited
  • Pomkaru Pty Ltd
  • Sunotel Corporation Pty Ltd
  • King Cobra Renovations Pty Ltd
  • Pomkaru Pty. Limited
  • Sunotel Corporation Pty. Limited

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