Simon McGrath of Accor has been named in the 2019 Queen’s
Birthday Honours list.
McGrath was made a Member of the Order (AM) in the General
Division, receiving the honour “for significant service to the
tourism and hospitality sector”.
McGrath has worked as chief operating officer at AccorHotels
Pacific since 2012 and has worked within the wider company since
2005 where he started as the general manager at Sofitel Reef
During his time at Accor, McGrath has also spent countless hours
helping grow the industry, serving in roles like deputy president
of the Accommodation Association of Australia, deputy chairman of
the Tourism and Transport Forum and a board member of Blue
Mountains International Hotel Management School among others.
The Member of the Order medal recognises members of the
Australian at a national level.
The honour is awarded to 365 Australians each year on the
Australian Queen’s Birthday holiday (10 June).
Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
Australian industry veteran receives Queen’s Birthday Honours