Industry connections

Industry and Community Partners on the School's Industry Advisory Committee

Event management

Councillor Cathy Casey
Daniel Harrison
Keri Hickmott
Auckland Council Councillor
Event Organiser, Auckland Council
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd Business Events Co-ordinator

Culinary

Tony Astle
Marisa Bidois
Yvonne Townsend
Owner/Operator, Antoine's
CEO, Restaurant Association of NZ
Faculty Manager Technology, Lynfield College

Tourism

Fergus Clark
Dominic Cheng
Craig Jones
William Goodfellow
Retail Business Manager, United Travel
Director, Winchester Travel
Director, Visitor Solutions
Managing Director, Explore NZ

Hospitality

Nicole Lawson
Angela Besant
Pat Taylor
David Comery
Marisa Bidois
Wouter de Graaf
Steve Shearer
Ryan South
Paul Archer
Wim Ruepert
Michelle Davies
Renato Gualberto
(Chair) Heritage Hotels General Manager
Hilton Hotels HR Manager Auckland/Taupo
Motel Association of New Zealand Board Member
Waipuna Hotel General Manager
Restaurant Association of New Zealand CEO
Sofitel, Accor Hotels Area General Manager
Scenic Hotel Group Director of International Sales and Brand Development
Holiday Inn Airport General Manager
Novotel, Accor Hotels Regional General Manager
InterContinental Hotels Group Area General Manager
Stamford Plaza Hotel Human Resources Manager
Novotel and Ibis, Ellerslie Executive Assistant Manager

The following hospitality leaders form the Industry Partnership Board for the Department of Hospitality. They are our key contacts in the industry and advise us on programme and curriculum quality as well as participating in our schools activities to support student learning and progression into the hospitality industry. We acknowledge and thank our partners and encourage students to engage with them during their study at AUT.

Waipuna.
Ihg.
Hilton.
Accor.
Heritage.
Stamford.
Restaurant-association.
Mexico.
Jetpark.
Helloworld.
Explore.
Taanz.
Scenic.
Hip-group.
Ateed.