Accor announced the appointment of Sarah Derry as Chief Executive Officer of Accor Pacific, effective February 1, 2022.
Sarah, currently Senior Vice President Talent and Culture, joined Accor in 2017 after successfully owning and running her own business for over 10 years. With nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, having worked for global hotel companies and excelled early in her career in operations, Sarah brings a wealth of experience not only in talent and culture, but also in business, strategy and development.
Sébastien Bazin, Accor Chairman and CEO
I am delighted to welcome Sarah to Accor’s executive committee as new CEO of Accor Pacific. She not only brings a wealth of experience to the role, but also a unique understanding of Accor’s values and culture. Her strategic expertise, gained over an impressive career in hospitality, will no doubt prove invaluable as our growth in the region continues.
Personally, I would like to thank Simon McGrath for his absolute professionalism, dedication and engagement to Accor over the last 15 years. He has been unwavering in his commitment to the team and our business, and steered Accor to be the largest hotel operator in the Pacific, going from 120 hotels to over 400. He’s introduced new brands to market, including Pullman, Mövenpick, Sofitel SO and ibis Styles and successfully led the Mirvac Hotels & Resorts and Mantra acquisitions. His expertise in forging and managing partnerships across sporting, entertainment and lifestyle realms is second to none. We wish him all the best in his next chapter.