The Graduates in Industry International Advisory Committee (GIIAC)
The Graduates in Industry International Advisory Committee (GIIAC) was originally formed by ICHM in 2011 to advise on current industry trends and practices in relation to ICHM programs.
All GIIAC members are graduates from ICHM who are carefully selected from the large number of ICHM alumni; this current list of members was formed in January 2021 and is the third advisory group to be appointed. GIIAC members are selected on the basis of their expertise in international hotel management, professional appointments and their interest in the education of the future workforce.
ICHM is committed to having the right mix of relevant skills, knowledge, attributes and expertise among the committee members to ensure it maintains its reputation as Australia’s best hotel and hospitality business school.
Name Position & Company
Andre Russ - Vice President, Sales, Earthcheck.org, AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Callum Farnell - Director of Hospitality, Robertson Lodges, NEW ZEALAND LinkedIn
Elena Sin - Principal Consultant & Director, Focus Far, AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Julian Forwood - Co Proprietor, Ministry of Clouds, AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Jaime Simpson - General Manager, Mina A’Salam Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LinkedIn
Lucas Demetrescu - VP Food & Beverage Southern Europe, Accor, FRANCE LinkedIn
Mark Gaynor - Director, Procurement South East Asia, Japan & South Korea, Accor, SINGAPORE LinkedIn
Linda Girrbach - Director of Revenue Management, Movenpick Hotel Berlin, GERMANY LinkedIn
Kyle Kaya - Director of Operations, Veriu Group, AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Sonia Vickers - Portfolio Revenue Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Michael Robinson - General Manager, FCC Angkor, Avani Hotels & Resorts, CAMBODIA LinkedIn
Michael Neal - Food & Beverage Manager, SKYCITY Adelaide, AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Tiara Ishikawa - Marketing Executive, Sushiro GH, SINGAPORE LinkedIn
Lavin Samtani - Director of Food & Beverage, Hotel ICON, HONG KONG LinkedIn
Rachael Harman - General Manager, Sofitel Adelaide, AUSTRALIA LinkedIn
Andrew Baker - Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, SINGAPORE LinkedIn
Lindsay Myers - Director of Rooms, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, USA LinkedIn